Where the Wild Things Are (live DVD)

Where the Wild Things Are (live DVD)

           Where the Wild Things Are (live DVD)
               Genre: literature, Fantasy, Family Film
               Fairy, forest, Monster, King
  There is one sentence in Spike Jones’ children’s film to stay Where the Wild Things Are, the crackles so unexpected and honestly to one down, that one can not help but react with bewilderment or astonishment. It seems the phrase – taken out of context – not so awful, “I think there is no such thing as a king,” says one of the phantasmal nature of the nine year old Max (Max Records), which is based on an imaginary island to drive on the mythical creature her fervent mischief, has recently declared to be their leader. It is at this point, one of the Kulminationsmomente of the film, you have very deep breath, as deep as the oversized island animals do it often (from the looks of goats or wild boars remembering, sometimes more of a mixture of bees and bears). Why this laconic sentence shaken so forcefully, so effective and sustainable? Why feel so gripped by its simplicity and bittersweet naivete? Because you’re afraid, Max’s Bluff could turn into anger? Because it fears the mythical creature could imagine the fraud and to take revenge on the little hypocrite, who, even not taken seriously by adults takes refuge in an intermediate to the hoped to catch him often denied attention? Maybe. But even more shocking, nor constriction is the whole global truth that happens in this short, poignant confrontation: We, all of us, whether long ago or nine years old gray, always have to deal with this doubt, this ever-evolving sense of disorientation , is a believer in disbelief-and notoriously timid whisper: Yes, it could be that there is no such thing as a king.

Behind this lies the question of the meaning, for stability in a chaotic and opaque world. But also a deep psychological motives can be read out to accompany the whole movie until the final point: the Freudian concepts of condensation and displacement following Max processed in an imaginary microcosm, which he himself zurechtgelegt, the disappointments, in which he his parents lived. His pubescent sister (Pepita Emmerich) is the same age employed, the divorced mother (Catherine Keener) spends her time with new lovers, and the geography teacher (Steve Mouzakis predicted) in blatant tester laconic, that will eventually stop so eventually the world to exist. Max can not and will not be different than the unspeakable frustration to respond with violence, Stursinn and escapism: One evening, starts to run it as fast and delusional, until he reached a sailboat that takes him across the oceans and navigates to the mythical island. This is the break between reality and fiction. But even there, there, in spite of gambling on the island animals, the love of reckless fury, also an opaque web of fragile relationship structures. Some feel by Max, the new ruler, not taken seriously, less loved, less valuable. Others want him to believe that he has the power and intelligence, which he seems to pretend. And it must make Max the same experiences that make his life worth while and difficult reality of disappointment, anger, understanding and security. Bluntly, this complexity results in a tabula rasa allegory: the big mouth animal shows the new king, his kingdom, including the unpopular of all places: a barren desert, which consists only of huge mountains of sand. A place that symbolizes the emptiness, filled only by common sense and its contents must.

Spike Jonze has succeeded in a literal sense, a fantastic film that engages with the experiences of a child to compromise to a more interior views to show understanding of the world struggling people. The camera movements are quick, mostly shaky and highly dynamic, and the dialogues in a locale steeped reminiscent permanently to your own childhood. Yet beyond the film deals with universal themes of humanity with paradoxes, whose dimensions were a regular children’s film. This excludes almost to speak of a film exclusively for children or adolescents. Therefore the relations, but the references, indeed the philosophical content are too profound, too ambiguous to be restricted to an entertaining, edifying or creative again targeted reading. The images, accompanied by grandiose, atmospheric compositions by Karen O and Carter Burwell conjure up a fictional world that abandons their indefinite regularity wise and also beyond the theaters relevant puzzles that get far too seldom the awareness. So you have the director Spike Jones and the incredibly talented author Dave Eggers only thank, who with the director, the introduction of a few sentences children’s book by Maurice Sendak expanded to feature length and worked out a tight script – thank you for a gentle, highly poetical work, which profound and long in the memory remains.

(Tomasz Kurianowicz)

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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (DVD) Original Title: Where the Wild Things Are Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 97 (Min.) Published at: Warner Home Video format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 5051890013309 Extras: The absurd difficulty of filming a dog that barks and runs at the same time, The big blow, the vampire attack, the children take over the shooting

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