Saturday, October 17, 2009

NPR on Where the Wild Things Are

Two NPR stories on the movie: Where the Wild Things Are (Oct. 17, 2009)

How A Kid's Movie Became A Hipster Happening

Spike Jonze: Check. Dave Eggers: Check. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Check. Where the Wild Things Are has all the ingredients to become the hipster equivalent of Star Wars. Writer Cliff Kuang talks about the bonanza of the cross-marketing.

Where the Wild Things Are: 50 Years Later

When Maurice Sendak was looking for inspiration for the wild things that would inhabit his now-classic book, he found it right in his own extended family. NPR's Bob Mondello reviews the new film version of Where the Wild Things Are, which opened this weekend.

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