Luis Azevedo of The A to Z Review has created “Bibliophilia”, a wonderful video essay that takes looks at the books in Wes Anderson films. Azevedo also published a detailed write-up to go along with the video-essay.
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.
via The A.V. Club