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.