It’s a classic. Everyone grew up with Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are“. I love the story and illustrations so much it hurts. I read it every year to my second grade art students. Then they each design their own wildthing and we make life-size paper sculptures. If there’s time they draw a comic about a day in the life of their wildthing.
By now, I know the story by heart. It’s one of my favorites to read aloud, or at this point recite.
When I got a glimpse of this Spike Jonze movie trailer I lost my breath. I actually cried a little. I got really nostalgic I suppose. It could be how connected with childhood this story makes me feel. I can’t wait to see this. I just can’t wait.
Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Catherine Keener (favorite actress), Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, and James Gandolfini. Where the Wild Things Are opens October 16th.
p.s I love that Arcade Fire song so much. It’s perfect with the trailer.