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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Upcoming Kids' Flick

I'm looking forward to the upcoming film Where the Wild Things Are, based upon the modern classic picture book of the same name by Maurice Sendak [JP SEN].

Spike Jonze, director of Being John Malkovich, and a gazillion music videos, is the the director. Jonze, along with author Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [B EGG]) wrote the script.

The film is due out in the fall. Until then, why not read the original book, and a few other works by Sendak such as Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months [JP SEN GREEN DOT], or In the Night Kitchen [JP SEN]. Borrow the animated Where the Wild Things Are--And Other Maurice Sendak Stories [J DVD WHE] and enjoy its simplicity before the full length feature movie is released.

Oh, and one more thing, Karen O of the group Yeah Yeah Yeahs is supposedly writing the music for the movie. An odd choice, I think, except for the fact that she wears some pretty "wild" outfits and, is Jonze's girlfriend. If you want to judge for yourself if her music might fit, listen to Show Your Bones [CD ROCK YEA].

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