• Sociology
  • Published 2016

A Community of Characters – the Narrative Self in the Films of Wes Anderson

@inproceedings{Hancock2016ACO,
  title={A Community of Characters – the Narrative Self in the Films of Wes Anderson},
  author={Brannon M Hancock},
  year={2016}
}
This essay is a reflection upon the work of writer-director Wes Anderson. Anderson's first three films, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums, contain common themes which I assert provide fertile ground for theological reflection. This discussion will focus on two aspects of the characters that populate Anderson's mythopoetic world(s) – firstly, the construction of the narrative self; and secondly, the vitality of community which fundamentally precedes authentic personhood. This… CONTINUE READING