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Where The Wild Things Are Movie

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by lowercasegods, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    There are several states which I feel are close cousins to Canada. Vermont, Minnesota and Washington State (or other way around, whatever). Oh, and maybe Colorado. Anytime an American show/performer takes place in/comes from these places, I feel a sense of relating to that place/person.

    As for Brian Henson, you've just confirmed it for me, Fozzie ol' bean: He holds the torch for his father's legacy. I'd look to JHC rather than M(ickey)HC for the true 'Muppet Magic'. Just wait!
  2. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    Is there anyway you could consider Michigan a close cousin of Canada, since that's where I'm from? After all, Detroit butts right up against Windsor!
  3. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Ahh, I thought MI was Minnesota! Detroit and Windsor are practically the same town. Ever seen the largest annual firework fest in the world? The one which takes place in between Canada Day and Independence Day? Yes, yes, Michigan is totally Canadesque! So is Northern California (the redwood parts). And parts of New York State, I suppose.

    Funny thing - Toronto gives me the exact opposite feeling!

  4. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    detroit and windser are only like 15 mins away i have family in both
  5. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just a quick drive through the tunnel....which makes me extremely claustrophobic! But it's worth it for Canada!
  6. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Man. I mean, I love this book, but rully, if I see another sequel, remake, or take from a book...
  7. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    I know what you're saying. The Grinch, for example: the story was long enough to allow for a great animated special, but man, did they ever have to embellish and stretch to make it a full length movie! And in doing so, they lost touch with the original heart of the book, y'know? I guess, though, that if anything, it'd be worth them making a Wild Things movie just to see the Henson people bring the monsters to life.
  8. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Naughty, cynical baby! Negative vibes give you felt-fingered jibes!
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Reviving this old thread with new goodness!

    :search: New Clip and Report on Rotten Tomatoes

    There be a clip! It's just a screentest, but if Jonze thinks this is "cringey" the final piece will look amazing. Early audience tests have reportedly been of ignorant people who think it's too scary. Of course it is! Have they read the book? :insatiable:

    Spike Jonze is hit or miss with me. Not much middle ground there, but this looks promising! :coy:
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    If the Wild Things look even remotely like the one in the clip, I CAN'T WAIT!

    Cool that it's "too scary" as well. Can't go wrong by staying true to the book.
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Wow Cringy? the heck no way that looks amazing so far!
    So is Henson still the ones working on this or is it some one else now?
    And yeah the book is creepy the movie should be as well...lordy people annoy me when they dont realize things.
  12. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    What bugs me is that The Creature Shop is capable of the best possible full body animatronic puppets in the entertainment industry...and yet Jonez, who I normally admire very much, has opted for the Henson gang to only build the BODIES of the monsters and having the heads done in CGI. I think this is a slap in the face to The Creature Shop. They're not costumers, they're PUPPET BUILDERS, which includes and should probably be held in the greatest importance, THE HEADS! So that's my angry rant.
  13. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I agree lowercase, but in my opinion Henson doesn't take themselves as seriously as they should anymore.
  14. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Well-Known Member

    If this clip is any indication of what the final film will look like then this is amazing. It's been hard to approach films without going the way of the CG characters, but this clip shows the power a puppet/animatronic character can have. I don't really mind the CG faces, as this clip demonstrates the seemless blending of both technologies. It looks great and if it's creepy and adult and with something for kids and adults to enjoy, thats great. I appreciate films much more when kids aren't being talked down to. Plus, who doesn't love Where the Wild Things Are, lol. This should be a fun adventure!
  15. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    Much as I'd love to disagree here, there's just no way I could. The Henson legacy is a broken antique lying in pieces on the floor and lamenting its former golden glory.
  16. LadyVader

    LadyVader Well-Known Member

    i can't wait! I likd thar story.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The new Rotten Tomatoes article reports the release date has been pushed back a year! It will now be released October 2009.

    I read a spoiler blog work-up on the test screening and it appears that WB not only doesn't understand Spike Jonze, they don't understand the spirit of the book. The story had to be fleshed out from something so simple, but (from what has been reported) Jonze delivered.

    Furthermore, Warner Brothers just scooped up New Line. Due to costly legal battles over LOTR with Jackson and now the Tolken heirs (who supposedly have still yet to see any money) along with the underperforming Mimsy and Compass films, the company has been forced into WB absorbtion. I hope it will be more like when Miramax was purchased by Disney, but the tampering with Wild Things doesn't bode well for the future.
  18. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    Hollywood Minute...

    The word is that the author loves it and the studio wants to ruin it with CGI and make it more likeable... I'm just learning about this project and seeing the leak. It looks wonderful as is. So, today my friend called who works for the studio and says hey you are a Henson freak and I say yes - he says come with me tomorrow to hang out with Spike Jonze and we'll talk to him about this film. Initially I declined. Then, I started reading all of the recent news about this project and it broke my heart. Hollywood will tear this film in a million pieces and the author is protesting that she loves it. So, I will go tomorrow all the way to freakin' Westwood and I will be asking Spike the appropriate questions and fill you in on the current status. I'm just heartbroken - CGI is the devil when it comes to puppet related art.
  19. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

  20. LadyVader

    LadyVader Well-Known Member

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