Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And the walls became the world all around

On the topic of of visual depictions that rely more on imagination than factual accuracy, only 128 days remain until the unveiling of Where The Wild Thing Are's translation from drawing to film. Although I'm usually leery of Hollywood blockbusters, I'm really looking forward to this one. It seems like I've been waiting in and out of weeks and almost over a year. Wolfsuited young Max is played by Max Records, the son of Portland photographer Shawn Records (you knew I had to have a photography angle, right?).

Where the Wild Things Are, book version

Where the Wild Things Are, film version

Maurice Sendak turns 81 today. Maybe it's a good evening to pull out your copy of the book to read to your kids, or to yourself.

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