The Cinema of Wes Anderson
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The Cinema of Wes Anderson

Bringing Nostalgia to Life

Whitney Crothers Dilley

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The Cinema of Wes Anderson

Bringing Nostalgia to Life

Whitney Crothers Dilley

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About This Book

Wes Anderson is considered one of the most important directors of the post-Baby Boom generation, making films such as Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) in a style so distinctive that his films are often recognizable from a single frame. Through the travelogue The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and the stop-motion animation of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), his films examine issues of gender, race, and class through dysfunctional family dynamics, with particular focus on masculinity and male bonding. Anderson's auteur status is enriched by his fascination with Truffaut and the French New Wave, as well as his authorship of every one of his screenplays, drawing on influences as diverse as Mark Twain, J. D. Salinger, Roald Dahl, and Stefan Zweig. Works such as Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) continue to fascinate with their postmodern, hyper-nostalgic attention to detail. This book explores the filmic and literary influences that have helped make Anderson a major voice in 21st century "indie" culture, and reveals why Wes Anderson is one of the most inventive filmmakers working in cinema today.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover 
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents 
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. 1. Introduction: Wes Anderson as Auteur – A History
  9. 2. Wes Anderson: His Position in American Cinema and Culture
  10. 3. Gender, Youth, and the Exploration of Masculinity in Bottle Rocket
  11. 4. “Sic Transit Gloria”: Transgressing the Boundaries of Adolescence in Rushmore
  12. 5. The Interplay of Narrative Text, Language, and Film: Literary Influence and Intertextuality in The Royal Tenenbaums
  13. 6. Opposition and Resolution: The Dissonance of Celebrity in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  14. 7. Fragmentary Narratives/Incomplete Identities in The Darjeeling Limited
  15. 8. Adaptation and Homage: The World of Roald Dahl and Fantastic Mr. Fox
  16. 9. Reconstitution of the “Family” and Construction of Normalized Gender in Moonrise Kingdom
  17. 10. Literary Influence and Memory: Stefan Zweig and The Grand Budapest Hotel
  18. 11. Wes Anderson’s Short Films and Commercial Work
  19. Conclusion: Memory and Narrative in the Works of Wes Anderson
  20. Filmography
  21. Bibliography
  22. Index
Citation styles for The Cinema of Wes Anderson

APA 6 Citation

Dilley, W. C. (2017). The Cinema of Wes Anderson ([edition unavailable]). Columbia University Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Dilley, Whitney Crothers. (2017) 2017. The Cinema of Wes Anderson. [Edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press.

Harvard Citation

Dilley, W. C. (2017) The Cinema of Wes Anderson. [edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Dilley, Whitney Crothers. The Cinema of Wes Anderson. [edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press, 2017. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.