Tell Them Anything You Want

Tell Them Anything You Want

A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

Streaming Video - 2010
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From Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze, acclaimed director of Where the Wild Things Are, comes A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, a loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature. Featuring Tell Them Anything You Want, this is a deeply moving tribute to Sendak, a seminal talent whose conflicts with success and lifelong obsession with death have subtly influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are, which he wrote twelve years into his career as a writer and illustrator. Wild Things would go on to become one of the most beloved and critically lauded children's books of all time and, much to Sendak's chagrin, would come to define his career. Through his own words, personal photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life. A Tribute to Maurice Sendak also features James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and Tony Kushner honoring their friend and colleague.
Publisher: [United States] : Oscilloscope : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 39 min.)) : sd., col


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JCLAngelicaR Oct 29, 2016

An amazing, intimate portrait of Maurice Sendak created just three years before he passed away. Sendak's insight on a child's perception of the world is going to stay with me. I especially loved Meryl Streep's reading of the book "The Sign on Rosie's Door", which she presented at Maurice's Birthday Tribute - absolutely masterful.

Mar 05, 2015

What a character Maurice Sendak was!
I enjoyed the witty, and heart-felt back and forth of the author and filmmaker during the documentary.
Viewing this film, and perhaps some of the extras, is not only a way to learn more about Maurice Sendak's work, but also gives one a sweet little glimpse into real artists showing each other deep respect and love for just being themselves: as creative, non-conformist, oddballs.

Jul 01, 2013

What a mensch! This is a little gem is directed by Spike Jonze. Don't miss the extras which include a short film by Spike as well as Meryl Streep and the late great James Gandolfini reading Sendak's books aloud to an audience.

VahiniG Apr 01, 2012

I still haven't seen the film "Where the Wild Things Are," but I saw this film and it was great. Sendak is a peculiar human being and it was great to 'know him' through this documentary.


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