Maurice Sendak: where the wild things are

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    Mar 26, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    icon_lol.gif looks fun! Are there any other childhood books you would like to see as a movie? Maybe a favorite that has already been a movie?

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    Mar 26, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    ha! I just posted a thread about this movie as well, minus the clever embedding. I can't wait to watch it, and now we know what costumes we can expect to see a lot of for Halloween; either a wild thing or guys naked and painted blue a la Dr. Manhattan.
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    Mar 26, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    No. I would like to see children actually read childhood books.
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    Mar 26, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    badcat saidha! I just posted a thread about this movie as well, minus the clever embedding. I can't wait to watch it, and now we know what costumes we can expect to see a lot of for Halloween; either a wild thing or guys naked and painted blue a la Dr. Manhattan.
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    Mar 26, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    badcat saidha! I just posted a thread about this movie as well, minus the clever embedding. I can't wait to watch it, and now we know what costumes we can expect to see a lot of for Halloween; either a wild thing or guys naked and painted blue a la Dr. Manhattan.
    My post was first copycat icon_mad.gificon_lol.gif


    I swear I looked through the forum threads to see if anyone had already made a post. I think I was still far too giddy from the trailer to really pay attention. my bad. icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif
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    Mar 26, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    Ahhh, that looks like a wonderful movie! I'm not sure if I've ever read the book, though I may have read it so long ago that I don't remember. Time to find it and read it.
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    Mar 26, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    Yet another interesting reason to watch the movie .. The author Maurice Sendak is gay also .. here is an interesting blurb about him .. very moving

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Sendak#PersonalSendak mentioned in a September, 2008 article in The New York Times that he is gay, and had been living with his partner, psychoanalyst Eugene Glynn, from 1957 until Dr. Glynn’s death in May 2007. Revealing that he never told his parents, he said, "All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew."[3] Sendak's relationship with Glynn had been mentioned by other writers before (e.g., by Tony Kushner in 2003[4]) but his sexuality wasn't widely known before the New York Times article.[citation needed]

    In an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Sendak said that his depiction of the cooks in In the Night Kitchen (they had Hitler-esque mustaches) and the fact that they tried to cook the boy in their ovens were references to the Holocaust, a subject high in his thoughts especially due to his Jewish heritage.[5]
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    Mar 26, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
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    Mar 26, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    Why does every good book have to be made into a movie? Of course, I'll probably go and see it anyway - the trailer looks pretty good, though monsters in the movie don't look nearly as awesome as the ones in the book...
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    skifan08 saidWhy does every good book have to be made into a movie?
    To sell more books of course icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    This is/was a children's book? What is the book?

    Edit: ok, I looked up the book. I never heard of it before. Looks like it was published way after my time. tee hee hee.
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I'm still waiting for them to turn Go Dog Go! into a movie. I mean, who wouldn't pay to see dogs in cars and the hilarity that would ensue?
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I was a Wild Thing in a 2nd Grade play. It was awsome. I love that book. Cant wait for the movie. I hope they show it in the theater here in iraq.
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 saidThis is/was a children's book? What is the book?

    Edit: ok, I looked up the book. I never heard of it before. Looks like it was published way after my time. tee hee hee.
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