Monday, October 19, 2009

The Big Screen - Is "Where the Wild Things Are"

"Let the Wild Rumpus Start!!!"
Movie goers found Maurice Sendak's classic character Max and his Wild Things on the Big Screen this Weekend!
I'm eager to see the movie because I love the book which happens to be only 338 words.  But as commentaries have said all weekend, in those few words Sendak created two vivid worlds - Max's real life where a raucous, rambunctious kid gets sent to his room without dinner and Max's other real life where he is King of the Wild Things and wild rumpuses are perfectly acceptable.
Early returns say that director Spike Jonze nails it...If you've seen the film and know the book what do you think?

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