Opening this Friday is director Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are”. As I wrote when I posted five clips, I thought the film was an honest look at what it’s like being a kid and not being able to express how you feel. The film isn’t a fantasy, and it isn’t trying to sugar coat what you do when you’re upset at the world. While some are clearly going to have issues with the way Spike chose to make “Where the Wild Things Are”, I was spellbound and loving his creation. Also, I loved the way he had characters not say things when other movies would have tons of exposition. Many of his choices are unorthodox, and as an avid moviegoer and a fan of his work, I think he made a great film. Anyway, I definitely recommend the film, and I hope you all like it as much as I did.
So to help promote the movie, we’ve been provided with some awesome “Where the Wild Things Are” swag. It’s all after the jump…including how to enter the giveaway. Take a look:
Here’s what you need to do to win something. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the headline say WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Giveaway
In the body of the email please provide your name and address and if you win, you’ll get an email from me and soon after you’ll get something in the mail. The giveaway ends October 30th at noon Pacific Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person is allowed.
Here’s what I’ve been provided. As I said, lot’s of cool stuff:
- 1 Pair Where the Wild Things Are limited edition children’s UGG Boots – ARV $150
- 1 Where the Wild Things Are videogame for the Xbox 360 – ARV $49.99
- 1 Where the Wild Things Are hardcover book – ARV $17.95
- 2 IMAX Tickets – ARV $38
- 1 Kids Pajamas – ARV $40
- 3 Adult Where the Wild Things Are Character T-Shirts – ARV $20
- 3 Kids Where the Wild Things Are Character T-Shirts – ARV $16
- 3 Sketch Pad with Color Pencils – ARV $29
- 3 Synthetic Fur Hat – ARV $29
- 3 Messenger Bag with Embroidered Carol – ARV $29
- 3 Carol Mask on a Stick – ARV $5
- 3 Paper Crowns – ARV $2
- 3 Kites – ARV $8
As you’re about to see in the pictures, some great stuff. Here are a few links for more info.
“Where the Wild Things Are limited edition children’s UGG Boots. UGG Australia has captured the rambunctious and lovable essence of everyone’s favorite childhood story on UGG Australia’s cozy and comfortable iconic sheepskin.”
For more info on UGG Australia: uggaustralia.com
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Video game: “Play through action-filled adventure across the mysterious island of the Wild Things.” In-Stores October 13th. Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS
And who doesn’t love IMAX: imax.com
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Inside all of us is…everything we’ve ever seen, everything we’ve ever done, and everyone we’ve ever loved.
Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in “Where the Wild Things Are,” a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in.
The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions.
The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild Things Production of a Spike Jonze film: “Where the Wild Things Are,” starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker.
“Where the Wild Things Are” is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on the book by Maurice Sendak. It is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak and Vincent Landay, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
The creative team is made up of many long-time collaborators of Jonze, including director of photography Lance Acord, production designer K. K. Barrett, editor Eric Zumbrunnen and costume designer Casey Storm, as well as Karen O and Carter Burwell, who did the music. They are joined by editor James Haygood.
“Where the Wild Things Are” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Concurrently with the film’s nationwide release in conventional theatres, “Where the Wild Things Are: The IMAX Experience” will be released in IMAX® theatres beginning October 16, 2009, digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience.
This film is rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language. Soundtrack Album is available on DGC/Interscope Records. www.wherethewildthingsare.com
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