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Where the Wild Things Are

So, a certain monster movie comes out tomorrow, and the OB office is divided on it. Half of us think it'll be awesome, half are convinced that Spike Jonze (Most. Pretentious. Fake. Hipster. Name. Ever. We're on to you, Adam Spiegel.) should not have been allowed to touch Maurice Sendak's classic work about the power of a little boy's imagination. Regardless, everyone should own a copy of the original Where the Wild Things Are ($10) to appreciate the beautiful illustrations and simple story. And if anyone tries to touch In the Night Kitchen or The Nutshell Library, we will hurt you.

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c.

Posted on 10.15.09 at 1:47 PM

I liked you until this post. Aren't you a shopping blog? Why give your opinions on this??? I am deleting you off my favorites. AND off of Twitter.

Steph

Posted on 10.15.09 at 6:12 PM

First, ironic cause I just bought this book. Second, to the whack job who is deleting you from her favorites, Outblush suggested that you BUY THE BOOK. Did you not read the post? Pretty sure that's relevant. Geeze, blog nazi.

Anne

Posted on 10.15.09 at 6:29 PM

Ummm... Maurice Sendak ASKED Spike to make the movie. Spike didn't want to do it for a long time and Sendak kept bothering him out it. Check out the NPR interview with Spike here http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113744907

Anne

Posted on 10.15.09 at 6:30 PM

ABOUT it... bothering him about it. :)

Pamela Daley

Posted on 10.15.09 at 8:28 PM

Actually, I'd like more reviews! That may be because I share your trepidation re Jonez and this movie (I've found the previews depressing) and I feel the same way about 'The Night Kitchen'so I'm ADDING you to my twitter! :)(:

Janetor

Posted on 10.19.09 at 4:35 PM

Hey C -

Sorry to hear you didn't agree with us; we know that Maurice Sendak wanted Spike Jonze to make the movie, too (we heart NPR and listen every day on our way to/from work), but sometimes it's hard to let go of childhood impressions of things! The book is so inherently awesome that it was hard, for some of us OB'ers, to figure out how it could possibly be made any better. But if you have seen it, and love it, let us know! We are easily converted.

(And thank you to Pamela & Steph for backin' us up!)

And... we have opinions. So do you. We post about stuff we like, or may not like. Such is the beauty of our jobs. You can comment on it and decide whether or not to buy. :)

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 10.19.09 at 4:53 PM

And Anne! Don't forget to thank Anne for the link to the NPR interview!

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