Books in the Films of Wes Anderson: A Supercut for Bibliophiles

There’s some­thing about Wes Ander­son films that prompts peo­ple to get cre­ative — to start cre­at­ing their own video essays and super­cuts explor­ing themes in Ander­son­’s whim­si­cal movies. You can find a list below.

The lat­est comes from Luís Azeve­do, founder of The A to Z Review. “Bib­lio­phil­ia – Books in the Films of Wes Ander­son” (above) tells this sto­ry:

In the work of Wes Ander­son, books and art in gen­er­al have a strong con­nec­tion with mem­o­ry. The Roy­al Tenen­baums (2001) begins with a homony­mous book, as does Fan­tas­tic Mr. Fox (2009). The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) begins and ends with a book. Moon­rise King­dom (2012) ends with a paint­ing of a place which no longer exists. These movies have a clear mes­sage: books pre­serve sto­ries, for they exist with­in them and live on through them.

For a detailed expla­na­tion of the video, bib­li­og­ra­phy, fil­mog­ra­phy and more vis­it this page.

I would also encour­age you to watch the book ani­ma­tion that Ander­son him­self cre­at­ed for Moon­rise King­dom, which sad­ly nev­er made it into the film. Find it here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Watch 7 New Video Essays on Wes Anderson’s Films: Rush­moreThe Roy­al Tenen­baums & More

Wes Ander­son & Yasu­jiro Ozu: New Video Essay Reveals the Unex­pect­ed Par­al­lels Between Two Great Film­mak­ers

The Per­fect Sym­me­try of Wes Anderson’s Movies

A Glimpse Into How Wes Ander­son Cre­ative­ly Remixes/Recycles Scenes in His Dif­fer­ent Films

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