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 Post subject: Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are"
PostPosted: March 18th, 2009, 5:01 pm 
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I don't know if anyone else is excited about this, but there's a poster now and it looks awesome. Supposedly the trailer will show infront of Monsters vs. Aliens in a week or so and I'll try and find a link when it comes online. But for now, enjoy the awesomness.

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Also there's this very early test footage with Sean Penn playing Carol and a different kid playing Max. Spike Jonze said it's very early and the film's monsters will be more animated, but I think it gives you an idea of the direction the movie's going in and it's great.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2009, 5:37 pm 
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I am really excited about this.

One of my favorite directors and one of my favorite books! Just like Mr. Fox!

I will post this on the blog after Nick's interview has been up longer.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2009, 10:00 pm 
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Blog post looks good. Can't wait for the trailer.


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Some new photos are over at Cinematical now. As before, it looks awesome.

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Also some new ones (with some overlap) at USA Today.


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 Post subject: Re: Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are"
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Thanks, Loraxeon, for the photo updates! I cannot wait for this.

A friend said one of the companies involved is kind of upset with Jonze for making this so adult (?). I guess it's going to be kind of dark, and potentially not-very-accessible-to-kids. The book is dark, though. I am pretty sure I'll see it more than once in the theater.

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The Dahl books have often had similar problems in their translation to film, no? I don't quite understand the problem. Kids are smarter and better adjusted than they are given credit for being (unless they watch mindless garbage their entire lives because everything is too "dark"). I imagine Mr. Fox might have this problem, too.

Has anyone seen or read this Neil Gaiman book The Graveyard Book?


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Commenting on how dark the movie is gonna be, I guess the production company was gonna make Jonze re-shoot the whole thing.

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Edward Appleby wrote:
The Dahl books have often had similar problems in their translation to film, no? I don't quite understand the problem. Kids are smarter and better adjusted than they are given credit for being (unless they watch mindless garbage their entire lives because everything is too "dark"). I imagine Mr. Fox might have this problem, too.

Has anyone seen or read this Neil Gaiman book The Graveyard Book?


I have heard of it, but I have not come across it yet. Is it good? And have you read his book The Wolves in the Walls?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dstxLT48Tt4

i got embedding to work previously i think. anyway, i love the first line in this trailer! looks fantastic.

arcade fire - "wake up" / funeral

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I honestly believe that Spike looked for a kid, not only that looks like Max, but looks like him, thus incorporating his childhood into this movie.

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Second Poster is online. Really enjoying the approach they're taking with the trailer and posters. Very respectful to the material and probably good to help ease kids into being comfortable with the monsters.

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I still think this movie will only appeal mostly to younger adults.

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I think the timing is right for a lot of the original readers of the book to take their kids to the movie. My cousin loved that book when he was younger, and he's got a 1-year-old (maybe she's almost 2). DVD ownership etc may have been timed very well.

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Edward Appleby wrote:
The Dahl books have often had similar problems in their translation to film, no? I don't quite understand the problem. Kids are smarter and better adjusted than they are given credit for being (unless they watch mindless garbage their entire lives because everything is too "dark"). I imagine Mr. Fox might have this problem, too.

Has anyone seen or read this Neil Gaiman book The Graveyard Book?


I really apprecitate the fact that I read Dahl as a kid. But at the time and even in my earlier teens it really bothered me how dark and disturbing a lot of his books are. His sense of sort of old testament justice really bothered me. So I think that perhaps a lot of kids won't love this film or Mr. Fox when they see them now, but i'm sure as they grow up they'll grow to appreciate these films.


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stretch wrote:
I think the timing is right for a lot of the original readers of the book to take their kids to the movie. My cousin loved that book when he was younger, and he's got a 1-year-old (maybe she's almost 2). DVD ownership etc may have been timed very well.


It's just hard to believe that this movie is finally being released after several years of Spike fighting to get this made. And you're right, the timing couldn't be more perfect.

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