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Rules of Descent and Laws of Inheritance: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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

...Western conventions governing the inheritance of wealth were traditionally based on kinship rules of descent, on intergenerational relationships between parents and children. This chapter argues that the narrative of The Grand Budapest...