Wes Anderson's "artful homage" in The Grand Budapest Hotel

In this video, filmmaker Thomas Flight does a side-by-side comparison between Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and a number of films he was "heavily influenced" by, mainly Bergman's The Silence and Hitchcock's Torn Curtain. Flight generously calls it "artful homage."

As he points out, one cool effect is how Anderson often makes clever referential changes to the previous film's scenes and pays scenes off in unexpected ways. The effect of this is to place the two films in conversation with one aother and to defy the expectations of the viewer.