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Friday, March 27, 2009

Ummmmm...

I liked his acting in Three Kings.

I liked his directing in Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.

But watching the trailer for Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, I can only think of the need for a whole new award category: Most over-psychologized full-length movie adaptation of a very short children's picture book ever.

4 comments:

Melanie B said...

Just saw that trailer last night. I noticed that Sendak wrote the screenplay. Considering some of his other work, that doesn't reassure me.

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

I liked the opera version. And knowing Sendak wrote the screenplay piques my interest; I don't think I've disliked anything of Sendak's so far.

Darwin said...

Actually, apparently the screenplay is by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers (of "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" fame), Maurice Sendak is listed as one of several producers.

I've enjoyed all of Sendak's books, though I was rather amused in his illustrated version of the Nutcracker where he explains that in the stage version he helped direct they decided the story was about sexual awakening and thus decided to close it in the 18th century seraglio.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Spike Jonze has talent, so I hold out hope.