Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Screening!

Last Wednesday was the Where The Wild Things Are private screening in NYC, and I had the opportunity to attend, along with fellow children's librarian, Nadine of the Sysosset Public Library. We were so excited; we planned and talked about it for weeks, and when we got there, it was all we had hoped for! Both before and after the movie, we got to take part in a Q&A with bunch of people from the cast and crew (and by "take part," I mean "listen to."), including Max Records (who plays Max), author Dave Eggers, director Spike Jonze (who also touched my camera!!!), comedian John Hodgeman (PC!), and musician Karen O. from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's who composed the soundtrack. Following the movie and the Q&A was a reception, just a few blocks away, where we got to do a bit of mingling with the stars. Here are some pictures of the exciting event.

It was so much fun and the movie was awesome; beautifully written and directed and PERFECTLY adapted; touching and fun at the same time. Some people say it's not for kids, but I disagree. If you haven't seen it yet, I think it's fine for younger children, but I absolutely agree that adults, teens, and older kids will get more out of its deeper meanings and darker undertones, and will probably be able to draw more parallels to real life. But no matter what age you are, I'd definitely recommend seeing this movie! It was one of the best I've seen EVER.

And don't forget to check out Maurice Sendak's book, the original Where The Wild Things Are. Reserve it here. Or if you want you can reserve the movie's soundtrack here!

-Ms. Laura, Children's Librarian