Where the Wild Things Are: Movie Trailer

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.

4 Responses to Where the Wild Things Are: Movie Trailer

  1. Katie March 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I love this trailer also! I posted it over on my blog and now I am seeing it every where, did you know that the screenplay is written by Dave Eggers? Oh, and the Arcade Fire song is brilliant.

  2. Samantha Hahn March 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Yea I read that…Dave Eggers is pretty amazing. I love Arcade Fire and that song is so fitting. I just can’t wait to see the film. I really hope it’s great. I saw in the credits that Maurice Sendak is one of the producers so that’s promising. I mean imagine how many people over the years have approached him about making a film?! This screenplay must be good. The cast is so fantastic. I looove Catherine Keener.

  3. Sarah March 28, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    This is great info. Could they have combined any more of my favorite people, stories and songs in to one work? Glad I visited today.
    Got my print today, couldn’t be more excited, I will have to wait until we move to hang it but that’s soon!

    The Estate of Things

  4. Samantha Hahn March 29, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Oh yay Sarah! So glad the print arrived. Hope you find a great place for it when you move. Moving is such a pain but then you get to start fresh with decorating so that’s fun!

    I feel the same way about the movie, it looks too good to be true. I can’t wait till October!

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