Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

Postby Barry » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:43 pm

December 9th 2009

This film sat in the shadow of Mary and Max last night, but is still an amazing achievement, and interestingly, they both come from Melbourne I want to book a one way ticket.....and of course, both share the name of Max. The archetypical story of kid running away from troubled family, to smewhere exotic and exciting, but then starts to appreciate home and can't wait to get back - having learnt much in the process. Hallo Dorothy, Alice, Clara to name but a few. But this was beautifully realised, and the Wild Things utterly utterly convincing and credible. I loved how matter of fact they were, and giving them quite ordinary names was genius. I identified with Alex, the goat. Beautiful performed by the costume actors with a lot of detail. Gorgeous landscapes, and very emotional at the end, though I was not sobbing as I was last night. A strange moment of a real cat in among the wild things confused me, but a pretty amazing film actually. And the NFT cinema is a joy.
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