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  • Nazis, suicide and the Jew behind ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 17, 2015 | 2:48 pm

    The Grand Budapest hotel is nestled into a snow-capped mountain dreamscape — a painterly paradise in the former republic of the fictional Zubrowka, which was once, we are told, “the seat of an empire.” It is a world awash in color, crazy characters and an antiquated glamour born of...

  • Meet Stefan Zweig, the Jewish novelist who inspired ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

    January 15, 2015 | 8:39 am

    Wes Anderson’s whimsical film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was nominated for nine Academy Awards Thursday morning, just days after winning the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical. Named one of the best films of the year by several top critics, it could earn Anderson, a director...

  • ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads Oscar nominations

    January 15, 2015 | 8:30 am

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a film inspired by the writing of Austrian-Jewish novelist Stephan Zweig, led the Oscar nominations with nine, including for best picture and best director.

    The Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday in Los Angeles by the Academy of Motion...

  • A Rose by Any Other Name

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What's in a Jewish name?

    Everything, suggests "The Royal Tenenbaums" writer-director Wes Anderson.

    The Houston-bred filmmaker may be of Swedish-Lutheran stock, but his latest funny-melancholy flick began when he remembered his Jewish childhood friend, Brian Tenenbaum.

    "Brian had...