Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Most kids’ movies crackle with one-liners; in “Where the Wild Things Are,” the characters talk over one another and spend a lot of time stumbling over their own words as they try to articulate their feelings. Jonze told me that one of his models for the dialogue was the work of John Cassavettes, which may be exciting news if you’re a fan of avant-garde cinema, but might not sound quite as good if you’re the president of Warner Brothers.

Via NY Times.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

I'm not in the Wild Things camp. I think Jonze started his career with films populated by adults with the energy and fascination of kids and now he's telling us his Wild Things will be about kids with the emotional maturity of adults. Now he wants to do Cassavetes?

It's too contrived for me to really snap into, but I'll be the first to admit that my dour attitude will obstruct my experience while others who are willing to enjoy the fantasy will have a good time.

And We Love You So is an awesome blog.