Wild Thing

The Wild Things Fur-covered Edition
Who doesn’t love Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are? Max and his toothy subjects are among the most alluring children’s characters ever conceived. That it’s taken this long to turn the book into a film is dumbfounding. But thanks to Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers’s screenplay, and Eggers’s novelization (a related but stand-alone book, complete with furry edition –top), Wild Things is poised to captivate an entirely new—and dedicated old—audience.
 
I recently saw a preview of the impressively high-tech film, and it more than met my expectations. If I were handing out stars or any other metric of success, it would get ten out of five—it’s that wild a thing.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

3 thoughts on “Wild Thing

  1. avalonpp1

    Absolutely thrilled that this movie is coming out, and it looks like one of my favorite fables will not be turned into a stupid Hollywood movie, like my other favorite fable, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was. My teenage kids and I will be seeing it together, which is great, since usually, mom no longer is invited to attend movies with the kids. Way to go, Spike Jones!

  2. avalonpp1

    Absolutely thrilled that this movie is coming out, and it looks like one of my favorite fables will not be turned into a stupid Hollywood movie, like my other favorite fable, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was. My teenage kids and I will be seeing it together, which is great, since usually, mom no longer is invited to attend movies with the kids. Way to go, Spike Jones!

  3. avalonpp1

    Absolutely thrilled that this movie is coming out, and it looks like one of my favorite fables will not be turned into a stupid Hollywood movie, like my other favorite fable, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was. My teenage kids and I will be seeing it together, which is great, since usually, mom no longer is invited to attend movies with the kids. Way to go, Spike Jones!

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