Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maurice Sendak Makes Spike Jonze's Heart Sing

I just caught a glimpse of Spike Jonze's new documentary on Maurice Sendak.  It's called Tell Them Anything You Want, and from the looks of things, Sendak discusses the Ursula Nordstrom years and how he broke into the children's literature scene during its golden age. Here's a great article about the "mere illustrator" who didn't think his private life was anybody's business. (Also, check out the corresponding NY Times article about Jonze's difficulties making the movie version of Where the Wild Things Are.)

2 comments:

-karen ann. said...

a documentary and a movie? we are being sendak spoiled. thanks for the tips on the articles, amy!

Rita said...

Wow, these look great! I'm off to read these links. Thanks for sharing, Amy! :D