Oscilloscope nabs Sendak doc

Posted by · 3:47 pm · February 9th, 2010

One of my smaller disappointments of last week’s Oscar nominations was the failure of Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs’s lovely “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak” to secure a nod in the documentary short category. (You might remembert Kris’s enthusiastic endorsement of the film back in October.) Admittedly, I have not […]

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Sendak doc makes for a beautiful portrait of an artist

Posted by · 10:28 am · October 15th, 2009

I sat down this morning to watch Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak,” which originally aired on HBO last night, expecting little more than a swift, arbitrary look at the author and perhaps a nice companion piece to Jonze’s adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are.” […]

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Sendak on ‘Wild Things’

Posted by · 2:47 pm · October 11th, 2009

The best read of the day is Scott Timberg’s substantial LA Times profile of “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak, which traces the vast influence he and the book exerted on children’s literature — as well as a certain young Spike Jonze. As someone who was heavily raised on Sendak’s work — “Wild […]

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‘Where the Wild Things Are’ featurette

Posted by · 11:57 am · July 30th, 2009

It originally appeared at Apple and I’m just getting around to posting it.  A nice discussion with author Maurice Sendak with added commentary from Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers:

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Posted by · 3:11 pm · May 27th, 2009

Of all the literary adaptations reaching our screens this year, none is as seemingly impossible – and yet, simultaneously, rife with possibilities – as Spike Jonze’s long-awaited realization of “Where the Wild Things Are.” A work that occupies multiple positions within the popular culture pantheon – grade-school standard, highbrow literary classic, cult hipster item, fine-arts […]

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Wild thing

Posted by · 11:04 am · March 23rd, 2009

USA Today recently offered another taste of “Where the Wild Things Are” — Susan Wlosyzczyna’s article (essentially a brief chat with child lead Max Records) doesn’t reveal much, but a bunch of new (and some old) stills sure do. With every glimpse I get of this film, I’m more impressed by how Spike Jonze seems […]

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