Sooner of later they're going to run out of things from my childhood to make movies out of. And that will be a very sad day.
Will it? They haven't gotten one right yet.
This trailer looks like a parody.
Dave Eggers wrote this.
Shit, you're right.
Aaaah, hell. Maybe he can choke off his bilious torrent of bullshit for once. Five stars for trailer.
|Helena Handbasket |
Body suits??? Were those body suits and NOT just straight CGI monsters???? Really? YES
YES. Jonze can now have all of my babies. All of them*.
Off topic a bit but there used to be a Wild Things store at the top of some Sony building in San Francisco. It was closed when I tried to go last time. I want answers.
*precondition is that this doesn't actually suck and I actually have babies which I won't.
Wow..so it's Maurice Sendak if visualized through the weird, nostalgia tinted glasses of a full blown hipster who can't take his eyes away from Pitchfork and Juxtapoz long enough to re-read the book he probably hasn't even touched since he was 8.
Sendek was regularly consulted throughout the writing process and personally sought out Jonze to make the adaptation.
Then Sendak is fucking insane. Sorry to go against the cool kiddy clique.
Sorry that you are fullbore into the retarded conceit that a hipster is anyone younger than you that doesn't suck.
|Robert DeNegro |
Oh boy! I saw this in the hopper and knew it would get thumbs-uped-N-out lickity split. Now don't get me wrong, those stars are there because I loved this book. But consider this. What the Rings trilogy was to D&D & Magic, the Gathering involuntary man-celibates across the planet, this piece of fine fiction is to the New Furry Order. A Furry Anarchist's Cookbook, if you will.
So when the lights dim and the projectionist reminds you to shut the fuck up and turn off cellular telephones, try not to think TOO much about the scores of chunky stunted-adult-male-rodents taking turns rubbing 'em out in the place you will THEN be sitting. I will likely rent the DVD or torrent it so I, at least, know who's baby paste I'm sitting in.
Now then. All you closet POE furbies may begin to bitch!!!
yeah because who needs to read books anymore, right?
Yes, this movie is totally going to cut down the number of people who purchase the book and read it with their children. It isn't going to spur massive interest in it and give parents a way to present a book to young children that doesn't feature licensed characters.
Because the universe is an illusion created out of whole cloth from your mind and you are a fucking idiot.
What do you expect, he got his name from Unforgiven.
I am in a great mood! Renowned film director Spike Jonze has released a fantastic trailer for his adaptation of the beloved children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are."
I'm hating the music.
Also, I hope this isn't another Bridge to Terbithia, where they show you every scene set in the magical land which is actually just a tiny portion of a much longer depressing film about someone dying.
This is one of the better Arcade Fire songs and maybe my existence will be a long occasionally depressing time enlivened by the magical episode in which you get sick and die.
I may get sick and die, but at least I don't like some indie canadian beardo band.
Me and Bruce Springsteen agree: Arcade Fire are a solid seven out of ten band and no one is going to attend your funeral.
|Timothy A. Bear |
|Sean Robinson |
I THINK THIS MOVIE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. SPIKE JONZE HAS DIRECTED TWO FEATURE LENGTH FILMS THAT - WHILE MAINTAINING THE STRONG VISUAL SENSE ON GENERATIONAL COMPATRIOTS LIKE MICHEL GONDRY AND WES ANDERSON - HAVE ALSO GONE FURTHER IN EXPLORING MORE MATURE THEMES AND BROADER EMOTIONAL RANGES. THE CO-WRITER, DAVID EGGERS, CAN BE IDIOSYNCRATIC AND EVEN OBNOXIOUS, BUT IS CERTAINLY A HIGHER GRADE OF WRITER THAN USUALLY MAKES THEIR WAY TO FILM. THE FACT THAT BOTH JONZE AND EGGERS RELIED HEAVILY ON MAURICE SENDAK, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR OF THE SOURCE CHILDREN'S BOOK, DURING PRODUCTION, TO THE POINT OF ALLOWING SENDAK TO VET DRAFTS OF THE SCRIPT IS ALSO VERY COMFORTING, AS I WAS A GREAT FAN OF THE BOOK AS A SMALL CHILD. ADDITIONALLY, THE MONSTERS ARE THE WORK OF THE LEGENDARY HENSEN'S CREATURES SHOW AND THAT HAS TO EXCITE ANY FAN OF PUPPETRY/ANIMATRONICS IN FILM.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?
Having liked Jonze's other stuff, and liked the look of this preview, I'm optimistic.
I just spent 12 hours reading a Middle-English rhetorical manual, Georgian-era novels and browsing through the Hypnerotomachia Polyphilii.
All of that was less work than wading through your caps-lock ejaculation.
Thank God everything I write is approximately a million times more rewarding than any other piece of literature the world has ever produced.
Also, and this is important because you are a scholar, I didn't use the caps lock, because I felt that the effort to hold down the Shift button the whole time would be reflected in the content of the passage in question.
The rhetorical manual had something to say about that:
The cōclusion is as I haue said afore in briefe repetynge of the
effecte of our reasons & in mouynge the Iudges to our purpose. The accuser to punysshe the persone accused. The defender to moue hym to pity.
I am not mouyd to pity. Thine capse unto lokyd hau appyr & ye handelynge this hau shewn no cavse of uyrtve.
The conclusion is as I have said before in brief repeating the effect of our reasons. In moving the Judges to our purpose, the accuser to punishe the person accused, the defender to move him to pity.
I am not moved to pity. Your caps locked have appeared and your handling this has shown no cause of virtue.
I truly am not seeking relief from your mistaken belief because I have committed no offense and am freer than any of God's creatures. I wanted to make the historical record clear, not my own criminal one.
Why are you making it difficult to agree with you? Were you molested by AICN talkback as an infant?
I just read this: http://www.poe-news.com/forums/sp.php?fi=ELECT04&ti=1001826704&pi= 1001826704
Use all the caps you want. I'll work my way through.
Wasn't this book only like, two full pages worth of text?
What's the rest of the material they crammed into this to make a solid hour 20 mins?
Had the same thought. Wasn't going to post it, but since you did, may as well agree.
I'm sure there's a whole movie that could be made around a kid's parents not understanding why he likes to dress up in animal costumes.
Because of how Hollywood films movies, there will be a second unit filming a sub-plot to break up the primary storyline and make the movie longer. This sub-plot will be about the kid's mother trading sex for political support with a guy who is eventually revealed to have been in Xerxes' pay the whole time.
Since it is impossible to explore and expand upon themes found within highly evocative short text pieces and since Spike Jonze and David Eggers (particularly when guided by Maurice Sendek) are renowned for mediocrity and for hating everything that they profess to love, I'm sure that the movie will largely be filled out with boring old people talking about their crazy old people feelings.
I can tell you what the plot will be just based on this trailer and the plot of the book.
Mom dies. Dad in his grief starts dating again. Kid does not appreciate this. She is no replacement for mom. Kid causes trouble at home. Kid causes trouble at school and gets into fights. Imagines himself in fantasy land when sent to his room. Imagines himself in fantasy land while in detention. Runs away, steals sailboat, almost drowns. Dad tells him he loves him. Explains he loved kid's mother. Happy ending.
Mom isn't dead. Dad and mom are just seperated. At the end, both dad and mom show up to tell the kid they love him. They get back together as a result. Happy ending.
There is no way that a movie based on a book for 5 year olds should have a happy ending. It ruins everything.
The movie is already ruined. It's about a furry. Furries ruin everything!
Only low grade, low brow atrocity tourists and folks with intense sexual disfunctions even know what furries are. This movie has nothing to do with either group.
I like to think of this site as a big atrocity tourist support group.
I'm just going to quietly five-star this because it looks shiny.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
I am plugging my ears because I don't want to associate this book or movie with furries. La la la la!
Crap, never mind, I can't do it. Thanks, POE.
i am excited for it!
|Lies, lies, LIES! |
A movie of Where The Wild Things Are? NOOOOOO!!!!
Wait, Spike Jonez? Well, maybe.
5 stars for no fucking CGI.
One-starred for making me think that the movie wouldn't completely piss me off when I finally saw it.
A total stroke of genius to cast the Claire Fischer as a Claire Fischer wild thing.
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