The Telegraph have uploaded a featurette on Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are
, which you can view below.
What continues to amaze is the way in which Jonze lends authenticity to something inherently ludicrous. What could so easily have had the garish visual quality and self-concious surreality of the dire Dr Seuss adaptations is more comparable to The Dark Knight's amalgamation of the formal and the fantastic.
Wouldn't it be nice, what with Where The Wild Things Are and Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox coming out this year, if it became fashionable for indie directors to tackle children's movies? That way rather than the generic, bland fare that is often shovelled into theatres (lacklustre adaptations of Charlotte's Web, Alex rider, etc.) we'd get...well Wes Anderson and Spike Jonze movies for kids.
What kid's books would work well in the hands of an indie director, or just super-talented, unique visionaries? Terry Gilliam's Artemis Fowl? Jason Reitman's George's Marvellous Medicine?