Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tell Them Anything You Want

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak
by Lance Bangs & Spike Jonze

All you cable-free families out there (like myself), do yourself a favor and rent this documentary, right now. He is exactly the person I thought would write his books. Nearly two hours since I turned the thing off, and I've only now finally stopped crying. Wow on Outside Over There and the Lindbergh baby revelation. Wow on the handmade toys Maurice created with his brother. Wow on his thoughts about death and childhood and art. Wow on his sifting through life and the meaning of it all. Just wow. He is the real thing, my friends. Plain and simple.

6 comments:

Lottie said...

I can't wait to rent this. I'm surprised I didn't know about it! Thanks for enlightening me!

I also need to see "Where the Wild Things Are." I haven't yet - my kids saw it with their dad, but I was holding off. Maybe I just wasn't sure about how Jones would bring this incredibly powerful and yet simple book to life on-screen...

Luisa said...

I just put it on my amazon wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Janna said...

Ooh, how did I not know about this before? Will definitely have to rent it.

Playing by the book said...

I'm another who didn't know about this but am so glad you brought it to our attention! Can't wait to see it.

daysease said...

Wow, sounds great. I love that you were so touched by it. Makes me want to see it even more.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Your shining recommendation is all I need! Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check this one out for sure.

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