Moonrise Kingdom

Digging a little deeper than the average supercut or montage, culture critic Luis Azevedo of The A To Z Review has constructed a video essay about books and literature in Wes Anderson films. Wes Anderson characters are always reading and, as a result, books appear frequently throughout his works, especially in the hands of his characters. Azevedo documents these instances and also explores more macro concepts, like literature and narration as themes in Anderson films.

The video essay—not a supercut, as Azevedo insists—on its own is, like any Anderson film, aesthetically pleasing. But if you want to learn more about the project and its many facets, Azevedo has written up a more thorough breakdown.

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