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March 7, 2011 5:17 AM   Subscribe

HBO filmed a documentary with Maurice Sendak last year. PBS filmed one back in 2009. (previously)
posted by ironbob (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Let the wild rumpus begin!
posted by Fizz at 6:19 AM on March 7, 2011


I happened to catch the HBO show while on vacation...its fascinating...and worth the effort to hunt down.
posted by ironbob at 7:18 AM on March 7, 2011


Tell Them Anything You Want is an amazing film. Spike Jonze kind of intruding into Sendak's life with his camera and getting a lot of great conversation and information out of the author. I highly recommend it.
posted by hippybear at 7:20 AM on March 7, 2011


I was so scared this was going to be an obit post. I've loved Maurice Sendak since I was very, very small, and don't see that changing anytime soon. Both of these are excellent.
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad at 8:09 AM on March 7, 2011


Sorry for the vague post. I thought about that afterward...its was pretty early when i posted that.
posted by ironbob at 11:31 AM on March 7, 2011


Having loved Sendak's illustrations as a child, I started watching Tell Them Anything You Want expecting... something totally different. It was great to discover that he's the kind of guy who says things like "Ah, what the fuck?" a lot.

FWIW, Shel Silverstein, for those of us who only knew him from his children's books, was another great surprise to learn about.
posted by Rykey at 3:23 PM on March 8, 2011


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