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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, talented, and controversial figures in childrenas literature. Featuring TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT, this is a deeply moving portrait of Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, which he wrote after spending 10 years as an illustrator. Though poorly received initially, WILD THINGS would eventually become one of the most beloved and critically lauded childrenas books of all time and, much to Sendakas chagrin, would come to define his career. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life. A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK also features Spike Jonze, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and Tony Kushner honoring their longtime friend and colleague.

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Tell Them Anything You Want is an intriguing documentary focusing on Maurice Sendak, the curmudgeonly children's author who wrote Where the Wild Things Are. Filmmakers Spike Jonze (who directed the film version of that book) and Lance Bangs have a compelling subject to work with in Tell Them Anything You Want. Viewers don't have to be fans of Sendak's books to enjoy this film. As the title implies, the author (who was 81 years old during the making of the documentary) isn't shy about saying anything--some of which he admits may be made up. Sendak isn't overly modest about his brilliant and sometimes controversial work. But he still likes to question why the filmmakers are "doing a documentary of a brain-dead person." Clearly, Sendak is far from brain-dead. Still whip-sharp and witty, he is equally at home cussing up a storm or relaying fantastic stories that should be made into books. At one time, his work was considered inappropriate for kids. But he has always held the theory that children are a lot smarter than adults give them credit for. You can tell them anything, as long as you're being honest. The documentary includes some shout-outs from A-listers such as Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and James Gandolfini. But it's Sendak himself who is the shining star. --Jae-Ha Kim


Special features

Tell Them Anything You Want
Maurice at the World's Fair: A humorous take on a story from Maurice's childhood, with Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener
Q&A with Spike Jonze and Maurice Sendak at The Museum of Modern Art
Maurice's Birthday Tribute with Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
An exclusive essay on Maurice Sendak by Tony Kushner

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  • Actors: Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep
  • Directors: Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0033XKVE6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,537 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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