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Where the Wild Things Are

Discussion in 'General BS No One Cares About But You' started by AIRchrist, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. AIRchrist

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    I'm back fuckers, and wasting no time posting awesome shit.

    Spike Jonze + my favorite childhood book + The Arcade Fire soundtrack = uncanny anticipation

    BEHOLD!!!
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RowGJtytQRE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
     
  2. A. Bettik

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    I knew this was coming, but I expected something completely different. I am so incredibly pleasantly surprised! This looks like Jim Henson was collaborating from the grave! I can't wait now!
     
  3. Drunk Guy

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    holy shit. I expected this to be a half-ass attempt.

    This looks really well done. And Arcade fire backing it?

    Man, I feel just like I did when I saw that first Chronicles of Narnia preview at Star Wars III. I mean, I went with like thirty people at midnight, and we stood up screaming and cheering.
     
  4. M1k3yD

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    That was such a strange, but awesome book. I haven't heard about it in forever. That will definitely be an interesting movie.
     
  5. Defy

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    Wtf are those things? Its like a cross between a giant demented wookie and big foot...

    And for some reason kids in cat suits like to frolic in the woods with them?


    The title is interesting too.....sounds more like a porno then some cgi fairy tale though
     
  6. Nick

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    Sorry, my mother got into acting.
     
  7. Defy

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    Oh damn i thought something was suspicious about those giant hairy creatures.
     
  8. kief__catcher

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    i loved this book - probably not unique in saying it was my favorite book from early childhood. but part of what is so great about it is its simplicity. i dunno about putting it into a whole life-affirming narrative for 90 minutes. i'm sure it'll be ok but i like the book/story as it is without having a live-action/cgi movie.
     
  9. Snipe

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    I so cannot wait for this movie, I absolutely adore the book!
     
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    wow looks cool man !
    I enjoyed book as a child looks like i should enjoy the movie too.
     
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    First off let me be the first to say: YES! NO DAMN CGI WILD THINGS! They are real and tangible, well as real and tangible you can get with a movie. Its not like its a Star Wars movie where they even replaced R2D2 with CGI. I applaud their decision making abilities.
     
  12. Shwigity

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    OMG THIS BOOK!!! I loved this book as a kid. It looks really good, and more like it's aimed towards people of earlier generations who read it as a child, rather than an over-the-top kiddish movie.
     
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    ZOMG! I can't wait! Childhood here I come!
     
  14. [RqN]SltrHouseKng

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    Since i didnt see this before i made my thread, i'll post in here.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsLqKAvKiQM[/youtube]


    theres already spoofs on this ;)
     
  15. AIRchrist

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    Necro-bump and useless post aside, I really want to see this. I'm wearing my "Max" shirt right now. And yes, I do have a tshirt with Max, King of the Wild Things, on it.
    Badassery +5
     
  17. Engrishman

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    The video in the first post was removed due to terms of use violation. :C
     
  18. AIRchrist

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    Where the Wild Things Are Trailer - 2!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYp-uW6r9eM[/youtube]
     
  19. Mader

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    Now, I'm super excited. I knew it was coming, but I had no idea it was going to be Jim Henson puppet style. I am so relieved that it's not going to be cgi.

    EEK!
    Nerd scream over.
     
  20. Guest

    I'm not sure if I'm the only one who would be interested in seeing the first submitted form of this film, before reshots began due to the Studio hounding Spike...thank God they came to their senses and let Spike continue instead of finding some other douchebag to fuck it up.

    Also, this post couldn't have come at a better time for this...

    (see link to article here: http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2009/07/13/127-where-the-wild-things-are/ )
    STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE

    #127 Where the Wild Things Are

    It is a guarantee that whenever it is announced that a popular book is being turned into a movie, white people will get upset. This is partly due to their fear that something they love will be made accessible to more people and thus enjoyed by more people which immediately decreases the amount of joy a white person can feel towards the original property. Yes, its complicated.

    The other problem is that these announcements create a ticking time bomb where by a white person must read the book in ADVANCE of the release of the movie. This is done partly so that they can engage in the popular activity of complaining about how the movie failed to capture the essence of the book. But more importantly, once a book has been made into a movie, a white person can no longer read that book. To have read the book after the movie is one of the great crimes in white culture, and under no circumstances should you ever admit to doing this. Literally dozens of white friendships have imploded when it was revealed that someone read Fight Club after 1999.

    So when it was announced that Where the Wild Things Are was being turned into a feature film, white people didnt immediately get excited at the prospect of this film, in fact a great number of white people cringed when they first heard it was being turned into a movie. This was merely instinct. Immediately, those concerns quickly turned into an opiate-like peace when they found out that the film is being directed by white person favorite Spike Jonze and adapted for the screen by legendary white writer Dave Eggers.

    Though the talent and the material has white people in a tizzy, the real excitement comes from the fact that this film is based off a book that is 48 pages long and made up mostly of illustrations. This means that white people do not have to re-read the book until the day they head to the movie theater. Thus freeing them up to watch The Directors Series: The Work of Spike Jonze DVD which they bought years ago but only watched once.

    Finally, and perhaps of most value to you is that the film has generously provided you with an excellent way to test out how many white friends you have. When the trailer was released a few months ago, you should have been inundated with emails, instant messages, and Facebook wall posts about how you need to see the trailer immediately. If you received no word that the trailer was available, then you currently are in possession of no white friends. If you received multiple notices, you should take note about who sent it to you first.