Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wild Things

Just got back from watching the special screening of "Where the Wild Things Are" at the Music Box. The film blew me away.

The screening advertised that Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers would be there, but a nice surprise was that Max Records (the young actor) and Catherine Keener also showed up as well. Double treat! For me, the movie was not about the book— it celebrates the book and certainly stands up on it's own two feet. In an interview with Molly Young, Spike says it best with "I don't think I was trying to make a children's film. I was trying to make a film about childhood."

Can't wait to watch it again…