'That's Not Enough': Ageing in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore

McLennan, Rachael (2018) 'That's Not Enough': Ageing in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore. Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 60 (2). pp. 193-211. ISSN 0040-4691

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This article argues that while Anderson’s films are often characterized as concerned with youth, this is inaccurate. Interactions between adults and young people are key. Focusing on Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Rushmore (1998), it explores how a young man’s coming of age prompts a crisis of maturity for male adults. It also considers aging in Anderson’s oeuvre more widely, contending that Anderson’s explorations of aging are ultimately conservative, prioritizing male experience and adulthood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescence,experience,gender,limits,rite of passage,ritual,teen film
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2024 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66137
DOI: 10.7560/TSLL60205


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