Monday, March 30, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

The idea of a live action movie of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are seemed, at first, to be a completely wrong idea. Something so wonderful, so magical, so keyed in to my childhood couldn't possibly be made into a movie. Could it?

I've just watched the trailer from the forthcoming Dave Eggers written, Spike Jonze directed film. It looks amazing. There's a moment in the first few seconds when the mind tries to reject the images as silly and wrong, but then the emotion of the thing kicks in and I found myself going with it. One to watch out for.

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