Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" and Spike Jonze's Movie Spin!

Here is a review from Dymocks:

"The story of Max, who is so naughty when he wears his wolf suit that he's sent to bed without any supper. In the night, a fantastic world of forests and seas appears in Max's bedroom, and he sails away to the land where the Wild Things are and becomes their king."

ISBN 9780099408390

We have the following copy of the book and a video available.

1. Where the wild things are / story and pictures by Maurice Sendak.
Sendak, Maurcie
London : Red Fox, 2000.

Location Collection Call Number Status/Desc
Lithgow junior picture books Y SEN

2. Where the wild things are [videorecording] : and 5 other stories from the Maurice Sendak library / Maurice Sendak.
Sendak, Maurice, 1928-
Homebush, N.S.W. : Video Distributors International, 1990.
1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 32 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Children's circle
Watchword video ; 1.

Location Collection Call Number Status/Desc
Lithgow videos junior fiction VJF SEN* n.66

Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" is another great children's book that Hollywood has transformed onto the "Big Screen".The movie is titled "Wild Things" and in the video clip below, Sendak talks about director Spike Jonze's perspicacious interpretation of this wonderful children's picture book. Sendak is also one of the producers along with Tom Hanks.

To view the trailer for the movie which will be released in Australia 3rd Dec 2009, click "Wild Things" which will lead you to the link on YouTube as embedding of the code for this movie into blogs, has been disabled by request from distributors.

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