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Wes Anderson's symbolic storyworld : a semiotic analysis

Author: Warren Buckland
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wes Anderson's Symbolic Storyworld presents a theoretical investigation of whatmakes the films of Wes Anderson distinctive. Chapter by chapter, it relentlessly pulls apart each of Anderson's narratives to pursue the proposition that they all share the same deep underlying symbolic values - a common symbolic storyworld. Taking the polemical strategy of outlining and employing Claude Lévi-Strauss's distinguished  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Buckland, Warren.
Wes Anderson's symbolic storyworld.
New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
(DLC) 2018039662
(OCoLC)1057238461
Named Person: Wes Anderson; Wes Anderson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Buckland
ISBN: 9781501316548 1501316540 9781501316531 1501316532
OCLC Number: 1049802439
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 203 pages)
Contents: Part One. Theory. Symbolic Storyworlds --
Film Theory, Film Analysis --
Part Two. The Films. Unintentional Mediation : Bottle Rocket --
Dead Relatives and Intergenerational Relationships : Rushmore --
Imperial Kinship : The Royal Tenenbaums --
Conflicts of Ambivalence : The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou --
Fraternal Rivalry : The Darjeeling Limited and Hotel Chevalier --
Human versus Animal Subworld : Fantastic Mr. Fox --
The Orphan and the Bachelor : Moonrise Kingdom --
Rules of Descent and Laws of Inheritance : The Grand Budapest Hotel --
Part Three. Finale. The Symbolic Storyworld of Wes Anderson.
Responsibility: Warren Buckland.

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"Wes Anderson's Symbolic Storyworld presents a theoretical investigation of whatmakes the films of Wes Anderson distinctive. Chapter by chapter, it relentlessly pulls apart each of Anderson's narratives to pursue the proposition that they all share the same deep underlying symbolic values - a common symbolic storyworld. Taking the polemical strategy of outlining and employing Claude Lévi-Strauss's distinguished (and notorious) work on myth and kinship to analyze eight of Anderson's films, Warren Buckland unearths the peculiar symbolic structure of each film, plus the circuits of exchange, tangible and intangible gift giving, and unusual kinship systems that govern the lives of Anderson's characters. He also provides an analysis of Wes Anderson's visual and aural style, identifying several distinctive traits of Anderson's mise en scè"--Bloomsbury Screen Studies.

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Wes Anderson's Symbolic Storyworld marries the much-loved quirkiness of the characters in Anderson's films to the beauty and intricacy of their design. Buckland captures succinctly the magic of this Read more...

 
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