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RIP Maurice Sendak

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HC, May 8, 2012.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    "Let the wild rumpus begin" :'(

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/maurice-sendak-author-of-where-the-wild-things-are-dead-at-83/article2426001/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_content=2426001&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Kevin Bacon starred in the 1998 erotic thriller "Wild Things." There you go.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html?hp
     
  4. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    “I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”
    ― Maurice Sendak
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Saw an exhibit at a museum in NYC several years ago - very, very interesting. RIP
     
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Sendak's sets and costumes for the opera "Hansel and Gretel" were absolutely amazing.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    My favorite Sendek was not a book but a quote -- asked what he would say to parents who thought the movie "Where The Wild Things Are" was too scary, he replied, "I would tell them to go to hell."
     
  8. My wife and I would read "Where the Wild Things Are" nightly to our sons when they were young. Many thanks, and RIP.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My favorite book when I was a kid. RIP.

    Never saw the movie. Don't have any interest.
     
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Sendak on Colbert in January.

    Part 1: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406796/january-24-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--1

    Part 2: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406902/january-25-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--2

    A. I didn't know he was gay. Not that it matters, just hadn't heard it.
    B. He reminds me of James Lipton.
    C. I'm sad this thread hasn't gotten more run. I only read a couple of his books (totally didn't know about "little naked boy" book), but they were among my favorites. As the people from Today said, part of my childhood died today.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    RIP to the man whose most famous book scared the shit out of me as a kid.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    I've always been a huge fan of illustrated children's books and my kids still have most, if not all of Sendak's works.

    Everyone knows "Where the Wild Things Are" for good reason but "In the Night Kitchen" is a must-have. and "Outside Over There" is, in my opinion, is a more compelling story than Wild Things.

    Probably the only American author of illustrated kids' books that I love more than Sendak is Virginia Lee Burton
     
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