Sunday, October 4, 2009

for all the naughty little boys sent to bed without supper

Like so many, I am eagerly awaiting Spike Jonze's interpretation of Maurice Sendak's acclaimed children's book Where the Wild Things Are. As you may or may not know, the film has experienced numerous setbacks, including being over budget, costume design flaws, and the studio's disapproval. Sendak asked Jonze to create the adaptation numerous times but Jonze always declined on the basis that he could not do the book justice. Thankfully, he finally acquiesced. Jonze is known best for his directorial work on Adaptation. He also won awards for his work on music videos (most notably for the Beastie Boys). Wild Things has weathered so much controversy that not only will it be interesting to see the film as an art form, but also to see how it has survived the storm. photo credit: newyorktimes
Until it's finally released (October 16th, USA; December 11th, UK), curb your Spike Jonze cravings with these:
New York Times Magazine Review
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice Music Video (Ft. Christopher Walken)
Wild Things Trailer

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