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.
Hancock, Brannon M.
"A Community of Characters – the Narrative Self in the Films of Wes Anderson,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 9:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol9/iss2/3