Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saw the film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are this past weekend and I highly recommend it. The story of a boy struggling with his inner demons which then manifest themselves into real "Wild Things" which he tries to control is fantastic. Certainly this is a film that goes deeper than the surface. It masquerades as a children s story but it is most certainly one that is meant for adults. The storyline is simple but the themes run deep. There was a wonderful OP-Ed piece in the NY Times about the film- here is a link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20brooks.html
Dave Eggers wrote the screenplay as well as a novel based on the picture book. I bought a collectors item copy which has a furry cover. May be a fun project to create alternative book covers. I would be interested to hear your comments about the movie.