Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Max and One of His Friends

From /Film, where you can find a bit more.

9 comments:

Krauthammer said...

That looks just beautiful. Where The Wild Things Are (and Sendak in general) has to be among my most precious childhood memories, and I wasn't too keen on a toothless movie version, but this is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated for the year.

bill r. said...

Yeah, it looks like something else, doesn't it? Embarrassingly, Where the Wild Things Are is the only Sendak book I'm familiar with, and the strangeness of that book actually appeals to me more as an adult than it did when I was a kid. But appeal to me it does, and I'm really stoked for this movie.

Fox said...

I wanna echo Krauthammer's "That looks just beautiful". I can't freakin' wait for this film.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I've seen the animated version that Sendak himself did and narrated about a million times due to the kids. Man, In the Night Kitchen is still one of the oddest and creepiest things I've ever seen. If any of you haven't seen it, you should. It's something to see.

bill r. said...

I have NOT seen that, but you've sold me. I hope it's on Netflix.

Krauthammer said...

I've never seen the animated movie, but the book In the Night Kitchen was probably my favorite picture book as a kid. It's still pretty great now.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Krauthammer, everyone in the house, even though it's been years, still says, "Milk! Milk! For the mooooorning cake!"

Bill, it's on DVD with Where the Wild Things Are. You should see the animated version first anyway. Although I hope you don't mind wasting a rental on a DVD that contains two fifteen minute cartoons. And with In the Night Kitchen, I don't mean creepy as in it's scary. I should have phrased that better. It's just weird. Odd. Bizarre. This little naked boy is caught in the "Night Kitchen" where these two Oliver Hardy looking chefs keep trying to bake him and he keeps going through all the ingredients buck naked. It's really weird. Oh and I almost forgot! The kid looks almost exactly like Pete Rose.

bill r. said...

This little naked boy...

...looks almost exactly like Pete Rose.

Sold.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Seriously you have to watch it now and tell me if you agree. It's like a forty year old Pete Rose head on the naked body of a nine year old. It will haunt your dreams.

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