MSN Movies has some fantastic new imagery from Spike Jonze’s adaptation of the seminal children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Mostly production stills, but included is this new one-sheet:
Having only seen this film’s trailer with the sound off prior to today I’ll admit that this seemed much darker without the Arcade Fire backing music and minimal dialogue. Whatevs. I can say that I did marvel at it with an awe that produced a little mist in the JMan’s eyes. I normally find the use of a title card “From the beloved book” so hackneyed and corny, but its inclusion here is exceptionally justified. I love Sendak’s book, and have very fond memories of checking it out of my grammar school’s library every few weeks (dig that acetate cover!) well past the age I should have outgrown it.
All I can say is:
October 16th can’t come soon enough.