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Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are

So, I heard they're making a movie out of one of my favorite children's books. Why do I get a horrible feeling they're going to fuck it up?

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Because they are going to fuck it up?

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Because it's a 15 page book and they have to make it 2 hours long?

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10-05-2009 09:40 PM
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Spike Jonze never fucks anything up.

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Pieman Wrote:Because it's a 15 page book and they have to make it 2 hours long?

Exactamundo.

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Because it's an awesome book, and the film couldn't possibly be more awesome than the book!

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Because movies almost always fuck over books?
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I REALLY want to see this movie, but yes I'm afraid they're gonna fuck it up.

Oh boy if they fuck this up... Rocket Rocket Rocket

I'll go on a killing spree.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

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Dont kill me ;-;

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random_name Wrote:Dont kill me ;-;


I won't, the only people who I'll get are some random homeless and a Chinese Businessman.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

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Loxor Wrote:
random_name Wrote:Dont kill me ;-;


I won't, the only people who I'll get are some random homeless and a Chinese Businessman.
Thanks ^.^

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"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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I still remember that book from about 9 years ago. The movie doesn't really seem that great, but I'll watch if I am bored.

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Even with a book so short, Hollywood will still leave half of the book out of the movie, they always do.

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Liquid Wrote:Even with a book so short, Hollywood will still leave half of the book out of the movie, they always do.

And put in half of a totally bullshit nonexistant chapter. Films out of books are almost always pieces of shit.

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guys, go look at the trailor, its been out for a while. It doesn't look all too bad, really.

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Just as long as they don't add a love story to it...

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Since the author of the actual book has wanted to make a movie of it for freaking forever (And favored Jonze, and has been working with him on it for like 10 years.), and because he's the co-producer, I think it might actually not be horrible.

I'm gonna hope for the best and go see it.

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God, this movie reminds me of how much I loved that book.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
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Liquid Wrote:Just as long as they don't add a love story to it...
As much as I love romances, I'll have to agree. It would fuck up the story in so many ways.

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Pieman Wrote:Because it's a 15 page book and they have to make it 2 hours long?

Exactamundo.
Yes, realization!

Liquid Wrote:Even with a book so short, Hollywood will still leave half of the book out of the movie, they always do.
funny because it's just that true.

Sure, it doesn't look bad, but I don't trust Hollywood as far as I can throw it. Literally.

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I saw it and here's my analysis.

It was weird, not necessarily a kids movie, but I liked it more for that reason. And I knew that before I saw it (unlike those dumbass butthurt parents who got all annoyed that it didn't make their 4 year old laugh)
It's more of a portrait of childhood then a happy go lucky fairytale moral-preaching story.
It's VERY melancholy, with some moments of happiness, a lot of sad or at least thoughtful moments, but hey, it's better that way in my opinion.
I haven't really read the book, they didn't read it to us in Elementary(strange I kno) but I liked the movie for what it was.

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