This has been a tough week for Brooklyn losing two legends so close together. Maurice Sendak had a long and storied career as an author and illustrator of many children’s books, but is most famous for the 1963 classic Where The Wild Things Are. Like many people, Wild Things helped shape my childhood imagination and I still have a deep love for it to this day. I was a big fan of Spike Jonze’s film adaptation which I thought was ambitious and underrated. Spike also made a documentary about Sendak called Tell Them Anything You Want during the period he was preparing to shoot Wild Things and was seeking Sendak’s hard to get approval and input. If you want a glimpse into who Sendak was as a person that’s a good place to start.

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