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where the wild love is
July 25, 2009 10:53 AM   Subscribe

We Love You So is a blog, hosted by filmmaker Spike Jonze (among others) which has been established to help shed some light on many of the small influences that have converged in the soon to be released feature film rendition of Maurice Sendak’s classic story, Where the Wild Things Are. Previously.

A visit with Maurice Sendak
murals
terrible yellow eyes
Tanyth Berkeley's Girls
the Pink Project Disco Project
an interview with filmmaker Ray Tintori
future merchandise
and much more on the topic of wildness, and things in general.
posted by philip-random (16 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Neat. I love the combination of letting you into the filmmaker's creative mind and paying homage to his influences.
posted by lunasol at 10:56 AM on July 25, 2009


Also previously.
posted by cerebus19 at 11:19 AM on July 25, 2009


Jeez. This movie is going to be an emotional landmine for me. I have no idea why, but I cannot watch anything about it without my eyes filling with tears. It's just so beautiful, so perfect, so exactly what I want a film of that book to look like.

I know it will be greatly expanded and really is only using the book as the seed from which to spring, so I'm a bit hesitant about those aspects. But wow. Wow, fucking wow.

I have to go wash the tear streaks off my face now.
posted by hippybear at 11:53 AM on July 25, 2009


hippybear, I had the exact same response when the preview came up during Harry Potter.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 12:44 PM on July 25, 2009


I'm another one who has a hard time getting through that preview for some reason.
posted by Sailormom at 1:52 PM on July 25, 2009


Apple thinks I need quicktime to watch the trailer, but I wouldn't even install it if they made a Linux version, alternate link anyone?
posted by idiopath at 4:13 PM on July 25, 2009


I also sobbed during the preview at Harry Potter. (I thought it wouldn't bode well for the next two-and-a-half hours but, strangely, I cried not a drop during the film itself.) I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle a full-length movie!
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 4:29 PM on July 25, 2009


I just saw the "Wild Things" trailer at the Harry Potter movie, as it turns out. It looks beautiful, with typical Spike Jonze style. If it's half as good as "Eternal Sunshine," I will be very pleased.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:13 PM on July 25, 2009


What's up with crying at this trailer? I thought I was just overwhelmed by pregnancy hormones or something, but I could not keep it together. Maybe there's something about seeing it on the big screen or something about the way the music makes you feel while seeing it on the big screen or something. I didn't have this strong of a reaction seeing the trailer on my laptop screen, just at the theater...
posted by zorrine at 5:41 PM on July 25, 2009


What's up with crying at this trailer?

something to do with a sense of wonder mostly dormant since childhood, I suspect.
posted by philip-random at 8:32 PM on July 25, 2009


The song really did it for me.
posted by mike3k at 8:51 PM on July 25, 2009


I think, for me, it was the combination of a song to which I already have a strong emotional reaction with the perfect visualization of a book I associate with wonderful childhood memories.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 10:29 PM on July 25, 2009


Oh, good. I'm not the only one who gasped and teared up at the preview before Harry Potter.

Can't wait. Now it's just about finding someone to go see it with me.
posted by aclevername at 10:44 PM on July 25, 2009


It looks beautiful, with typical Spike Jonze style. If it's half as good as "Eternal Sunshine,"

You're thinking Michel Gondry. Spike Jonze is from "Adaptation" and "Being John Malkovich" fame. However Jonze and Gondry are connected through Charlie Kaufman who wrote both of Jone's films and "Eternal Sunshine." They are similar in a lot of ways, both have fascinating POVs and both have history in music videos.

What gets me about WTWA trailer is the music and the cuts between Max running in the two different worlds. The interconnectedness of the stories is apparent and really really cool.
posted by M Edward at 11:07 AM on July 26, 2009


Mark me down as someone else streaming tears of great hope and happiness whenever I see the trailer, *especially* on a gigantic screen prior to Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince. The song also does it for me, I think.
posted by mrzer0 at 8:07 AM on July 27, 2009


ditto to all of the above. Saw the trailer when I went to see Harry Potter. Not a drop when I watched Harry Potter, but nearly sobbing for this trailer. I too thought it was pregnancy hormones. Glad to hear it has that effect on everyone, although that makes me a bit nervous to watch the whole thing--I'll be a mess.
posted by fyrebelley at 12:41 PM on July 28, 2009


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