Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Inventing Worlds

I've just watched the new trailer for Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are"...

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer #2

and what I really took from it is this sense of imagination. It really brought home one of the really truely wonderful thing about directing, and that's the ability to completely run into your imagination, and create a world through the screen. You can then share it in a way that the viewer can not only see and hear, but also be emotionally touched by. It's a really romanticized view, and sometimes you want to portray the real world, and other times you just want to run away from it and create your own.
Inspiring stuff. It just makes me want to sit down with a pen and drawing pad and escape.

Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Featurette


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