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DethMaiden
10-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Who else is excited for this? It was probably my favorite book when I was a kid, and I reread it yesterday and I still love the imagery. Sure, there's a chance it will be bullshit hipster pretentiousness, but I'm really looking forward to it and seeing how Jonze handles it.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOkQ4dYVaM

mankvill
10-12-2009, 10:43 AM
I never really got into this book as a kid, I'm waiting for them to make In The Night Kitchen a movie.

DethMaiden
10-12-2009, 10:45 AM
I never really got into this book as a kid, I'm waiting for them to make In The Night Kitchen a movie.

I'm sure you'll find it if you browse the right child porn sites. :eyes:

mankvill
10-12-2009, 12:48 PM
I'm sure you'll find it if you browse the right child porn sites. :eyes:FAPFAPFAP

Div
10-12-2009, 03:19 PM
i never really liked this director and his shitty hipster movies (sans three kings), and the book escaped me as a kid. but im not gonna pass any judgement on this movie until its out.

zgodt
10-12-2009, 08:32 PM
I saw the movie last Tuesday. There was a sneak preview here in Ann Arbor. (I got to meet Dave Eggers too.)

I have to say, the movie is fucking excellent. Better than I had expected. As kids films go, it feels fresh. (And also, I wouldn't take my 5 year old to see it.)

illninoese
10-12-2009, 09:17 PM
I never really got into this book as a kid, I'm waiting for them to make In The Night Kitchen a movie.

There wasn't much to get into. It was what 20 pages long and had a grand total of like 8 sentences? Even with that, it was my favorite book as a kid and I am pumped as hell to see this movie.

mankvill
10-12-2009, 09:19 PM
There wasn't much to get into. It was what 20 pages long and had a grand total of like 8 sentences? Even with that, it was my favorite book as a kid and I am pumped as hell to see this movie.

well i mean like, i only read it like once. my cousins had a fucking In The Night Kitchen piece of art that was framed on their wall. So badass.

mastodon421
10-13-2009, 11:39 AM
I really liked the book as a kid but the movie looks awful. It looks like Spike Jonze turned into an overly artsy film.

zgodt
10-13-2009, 12:47 PM
My review:

http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/parenting/where-the-wild-things-are---kids-in-big-fur-suits/

DethMaiden
10-13-2009, 12:49 PM
My review:

http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/parenting/where-the-wild-things-are---kids-in-big-fur-suits/

:fist: Quite excited to see it this weekend.

DethMaiden
10-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Alright, before my train of thought totally derails, a few comments:

Overall, I thought the movie was really terrific. It was a big task taking on an adaptation of a book with less than forty pages and very few words, but I think Spike Jonze conquered the task.

Pros:
-Not a Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan, but Karen O's soundtrack was brilliant every step of the way. This might be the movie whose soundtrack best matches its visuals. Ever. Seriously.
-Aesthetically it was absolutely beautiful. I don't know what was on location, what was on a backlot, and what was on a green screen, but it was totally seamless, and beautiful.
-The famous lines were kept, some in the same context, others not, but all were magnificently adapted.
-This movie has a lot of heart. I almost cried.

Cons:
-My favorite scene in the book is when the walls of Max's room turn to vines and a forest grows in his bedroom, and the style of the movie would have been perfect for that. Unfortunately, Jonze cut it.
-Uhhh...that's about it. Great movie.

zgodt
10-16-2009, 07:34 PM
Alright, before my train of thought totally derails, a few comments:

Overall, I thought the movie was really terrific. It was a big task taking on an adaptation of a book with less than forty pages and very few words, but I think Spike Jonze conquered the task.

Pros:
-Not a Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan, but Karen O's soundtrack was brilliant every step of the way. This might be the movie whose soundtrack best matches its visuals. Ever. Seriously.
-Aesthetically it was absolutely beautiful. I don't know what was on location, what was on a backlot, and what was on a green screen, but it was totally seamless, and beautiful.
-The famous lines were kept, some in the same context, others not, but all were magnificently adapted.
-This movie has a lot of heart. I almost cried.

Cons:
-My favorite scene in the book is when the walls of Max's room turn to vines and a forest grows in his bedroom, and the style of the movie would have been perfect for that. Unfortunately, Jonze cut it.
-Uhhh...that's about it. Great movie.

:fist: