Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spike Jonze documentary

Most of you know Spike Jonze for his wonderfully creative fictional films (Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are), but Jonze is hoping documentary lovers will love the recent release of Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak.

The 40 minute documentary focuses on Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. Jonze developed a relationship with the writer 15 years ago and have remained close friends ever since. Like most documentaries, the film came from a simple desire to capture Sendak's thoughts on the adaptation of his book and quickly spiraled into a lengthier project on his life.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the short story Where the Wild Things Are and Spike Jonze, so I can't wait to see this film. There's no official website, so I can't point you to a trailer, I can however point you to a fascinating interview about the documentary over at New York Magazine.

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