Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So......



Maurice Sendak's book was written in 1963 (can you believe that?).


I've read it to every classroom when I taught, and it is one of my five year old's favorite books!


I was thrilled to hear Spike Jonze was directing the movie version, and I'm curious what Dave Eggers has done to the screen play, since there are so many parts of the story to be filled in.


In the book, the boy goes where the wild things are, in a type of dream sequence.
But in the movie, he goes to a real place, which may take away some of the innocence of the story.
Because of the place being real, I hear Max's room never changes to a jungle, which is probably my son's favorite page in the book.
Still, we are both dying to see it!


I enjoyed the trailer, and cannot believe how alike the mosters from the book and movie are. I also think the boy playing Max is precious. Here's the link to the video:


Let the Wild Rumpus START!

11 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

When I initially heard Hollywood was turning this classic into a movie, I was afraid of what would become of it. It's a short, beautiful book, and I'm hopeful they didn't pad it with things that take away from the feel of the story. What I've seen of the trailers and such, though, really intrigues me. I'm looking forward to seeing it (and goodness knows, we have enough tie-in merchandise at the bookstore right now it's crazy! I'd love if people saw the movie and then came in and bought one of the million copies of the book we're trying to find places for!)

Christy said...

Ooh I cant' wait! I loved this book when I was a child and can't wait to read my daughter when she's older!

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm so excited to see this movie! I'm thinking I'll make a special day of it and take my son to see it.

Sher said...

Those pictures terrified me as a child. At that young age it was incomprehensible that a "monster" could be friendly :0

AndreaLeigh said...

for some reason, I just never liked this book. i'm not sure why.

Lemondrop Marie said...

I'm ready for it too, but apprehensive about liking it since I love the book so and am nervous about the movie influncing all of the kids in the future who may see it before reading the classic story!

anhesty said...

i loved this story as a child and i am very excited to see this movie. i can't believe they made a 10 page children's book into a movie. i can't wait to see it.

Christina Lee said...

Sher and Andrea- yeah I've heard that from others (they didn't like it or it was scary)...

The Blonde Duck said...

I never liked the book as a kid (not enough pink!) but I think the movie would be great...

Alicia said...

doesn't it look AMAZING?!?! we just bought this book for the kids and i'm so beyond excited to see this movie!

JennyMac said...

this looks SO cute! Our son is too little for it now...but someday!