In a bit of a bummer batch of news on a rainy day around these parts, it is being reported that Maurice Sendak has passed away.
Monday Morning Commute.
Every Monday I’m going to detail the various things I’m either currently or will be watching, reading, playing, and listening to in the next seven days. It’s Monday. You’ve got a long week of school, work, or compulsive masturbation to get through. Tell me the arts that you’re indulging in, to stave off suicide. Check out my list after the jump:
Yo! Check it out! Where the Wild Things Are: A New Hope! Where the banthas at?!
I feel a general sense of sympathy for anyone who isn’t excited for the Where the Wild Things Are movie. The visuals alone have me in a sort of frenzy. Slashfilm has a news story that links to a NY Times article that provides yet another look into the aesthetics of the film. I swear I can feel the sense of confused childhood wonder vomiting through the pictures. I don’t usually get that cheesy, and I’m as surprised as you are about how excited I am for this flick. I don’t know, it just seems like it’s going to be such a trippy romp through what was already an eerie kid’s book.
If you’re like me, you’ve been following Spike Jonze’s next project Where the Wild Things Are off and on since well, it began, a million years ago. I came home today and was lovingly linked to this article in the NY Times about the movie by my friend Andrew. You’re the man now, dawg. I had heard that this project was in limbo, with Jonze and the Talking Heads and Powers That Be not really being on the same page regarding the project. Jonze has always been a hero of mine for his work on Adaptation alone, so this profile piece was really tight. Go check it out, but I’m going to leave you with a quote from the article that encapsulates why I love Jonze and his unfettered imagination:
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.