Monday, June 10, 2013

Four Score and Five, Maurice

Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday. A nice little piece, that prompts a click on Sendakian everyman Max, then follows him through the creative landscapes of several of his books. At the end, everybody shows up for the party. I'm guessing that Sendak would have been a handful at his own party. A prickly man.
A related subject: having complained about the pointless digital fakery in The Great Gatsby, it's important to note that CGI has its place in film. Particularly, when it's used to show us something that can't otherwise be shown, like fantastical characters (assuming good judgment about which ones).

The Spike Jonze feature film version of Where the Wild Things Are (2009) is a wonderful case in point. I loved that film!

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