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Where The Wild Things Are

Postby JoePesci on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:56 pm

Spike Jonze is adapting this into a feature. Looks pretty awesome if you ask me.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/55881/where_the_wild_things_are/videos/where_the_wild_things_are_032509.html
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Re: Where The Wild Things Are

Postby Old Man OL on Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:00 am

Visually looks pretty pleasing, but my fears with this are the same as with any adaptation of a childrens' picture book; a lot of unnecessary additions. Where The Wild Things Are was brilliant because of its simplicity. Turning it into an hour-and-a-half feature will no doubt remove that simplicity to pad the 90 minute run time.
Looks good initially, but I still have a bad feeling about it.
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Re: Where The Wild Things Are

Postby [mYLES] on Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:18 pm

I loved Where The Wild Things Are when I was a kid. It will probably do well in theatres for the fact that parents and kids would want to see this. Good director to back it up, we'll see how it goes.
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Re: Where The Wild Things Are

Postby JoePesci on Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:56 am

Old Man OL wrote:Visually looks pretty pleasing, but my fears with this are the same as with any adaptation of a childrens' picture book; a lot of unnecessary additions. Where The Wild Things Are was brilliant because of its simplicity. Turning it into an hour-and-a-half feature will no doubt remove that simplicity to pad the 90 minute run time.
Looks good initially, but I still have a bad feeling about it.


I understand the fear, but honestly the heart and message of Where The Wild Things are was oversimplified for children. I think that the feature will explore Maurice Sendak's themes in a more adult way. That explains why he is backing the production 100 percent. Not to mention Spike Jonze is fucking awesome.
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