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Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Posted by Kristi on October 16, 2009

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Where the Wild Things Are opens in theaters today.  Directed by Spike Jonze, with a screenplay written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, the movie comes from Maurice Sendak’s classic book, which contains less than 40 pages and only ten sentences.  So what do you guys think?  Is it possible to make a good film out of such a short book with so little plot?  How do you think it will compare?

I’ll be up front and say that the book is one of my favorites ever and one of my strongest memories from childhood is of having it read to me.  The images and visual look of the book is incredible, and from what I’ve seen of the trailer, Jonze’s adaptation seems to capture at least some of that.  Plus, the director was picked out by Sendak himself, who seems to approve heartily of the project.  At any rate, I’ll find out tonight when I go to see it in the theater.  Anyone else planning to see this one?

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