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Symbolic Storyworlds

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Within the framework of a theory of codes it is unnecessary to resort to the notion of extension [reference], nor to that of possible worlds; the codes, insofar as they are accepted by a society, set up a ‘cultural’ world, which is neither...

Film Theory, Film Analysis

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The goal toward which all descriptive work strives is not the film as a real discourse (a series of images, sounds, and words arranged in a certain order, an object that may be attested), for the latter is already an achieved object before...

Alex Garland

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Alex Garland‘Jim’s a normal decent guy and in the normal sequence of events he’s going to kill anyone with a baseball bat …’ Jim (Cillian Murphy) alone in a deserted London, outside the House of Parliament.‘Structure is what I love’Both...

Conflicts of Ambivalence: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The core kinship structure in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) takes place between Ned (Owen Wilson) and Steve Zissou (Bill Murray): Is or is not Ned the son of Steve Zissou? This ambivalent kinship status carries over from...

Darren Aronofsky

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Darren Aronofksy‘What is that noise?’ Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) discovers that his mother Sara, (Ellen Burstyn) is addicted to drugs of a different kind.‘Hit them with emotion after emotion’Darren Aronofsky burst on to the US independent...

Ted Tally

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Ted Tally‘There has never been a relationship between two main characters like this.’ Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) intimidates Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster).‘Refrigerator Questions’After studying theatre as an undergraduate at Yale...

Human versus Animal Subworld: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach adapted Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) from Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name (1970), a copy of which appears in the opening scene: unlike the books appearing in the storyworlds of Wes Anderson’s other...

Fernando León De Aranoa

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Fernando León de Aranoa‘When things aren’t working, it’s like walking through a desert, you don’t like it but you keep walking.’Fernando León has written and directed three feature films: Familia (1996), Barrio (1996) and Los Lunes al Sol...

Carlos Cuarón

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott is the director of the Tibor Jones authors’ agency. He is the editor of Screenwriters’ Masterclass Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Carlos Cuarón‘Left-wing chicks are hot, dude.’ Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) share a joint with Luisa (Maribel Verdú).‘I wanted to be García Márquez, man!’ At the 2003 Academy Awards Carlos Cuarón and his older brother,...

Fraternal Rivalry: The Darjeeling Limited and Hotel Chevalier

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The main contradiction that The Darjeeling Limited (2007) attempts to resolve is implicit throughout the film: the absolute conflict between the mother and father, the parents of the Whitman brothers (Francis, Jack and Peter), a conflict...