Published in 1963, Where the Wild Things Are quickly earned a permanent place in the BEST BOOKS EVER. Maurice Sendak has said that the monsters were originally horses but he couldn’t draw horses but that he could draw a “thing” – he even modeled his things after relatives. It is and always has been a book close to my heart – “I’ll eat you up I love you so.”
When I learned about Spike Jonze’s movie, I was a little skeptical. But now I’m just smitten. I can’t wait. Add the fact that Dave Eggers help adapt the screen play and Sendak served as one of the producers, and I think it’s worth the price of admission. (I’m even interested in Egger’s ficitonal novel, The Wild Things – excerpt here: http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/08/24/090824fi_fiction_eggers)
See the trailer below – couldn’t embed for some reason.