[Quick Summary: A concierge goes on the run after inheriting a priceless painting.]
This script is dense.
It made me tense.
But look beyond...
And see multi-tasking spawned:
ex. "A second criss-crossing group of people new engage M. Gustave. This time: a very old washroom attendant carrying a monkey-wrench, the head waiter wearing an apron and waving a menu, and a woman of a certain age in a beautifully-embroidered dress with a small dachshund cradled in her arms.
WASHROOM ATTENDANT: Now it's exploded.
M. GUSTAVE: (sweetly to the dachshund) Good morning, Cicero.
(coldly to the washroom attendant) Call the goddamn plumber.
HOTEL GUEST NO. 2: (flirtatious) This afternoon, M. Gustave?
HEAD WAITER: (angrily) What in the hell is this?
M. GUSTAVE: (equally flirtatious) Without fail, Frau Liebling.
(sharply to the head waiter) Not now!"
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: This dialogue shows (not tells) us M. Gustave's habit of multi-tasking (constantly engaged, juggling several things).
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
by Wes Anderson
Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness