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Roald Dahl & Wes Anderson SQUEE! August 10, 2009

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Fantastic Mr Fox – another book adaptation that I am through-the-roof excited about because Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors and my favorite movies are Wes Anderson movies.  Unsurprisingly, it also features Wes Anderson regulars Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Angelica Huston and the not as veteran Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody, which adds in another dimension of squee for me.

I haven’t read Fantastic Mr Fox in years, but Wes Anderson is an amazing storyteller.  Wes Anderson’s  movies are as visually vivid as the worlds and stories Roald Dahl created.  So, I feel confident this will be awesome.  Even if it isn’t a good adaptation, nothing could be worse than Tim Burton’s adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  That was a whole heap-load of hot, sizzling poo and a whole other rant in itself.

Here is the trailer for you to decide: 

 

Why Spike Jonze is awesome: reason 58 July 28, 2009

I am SO excited about the Where the Wild Things Are movie!  When I first heard of the movie, I was a bit skeptical because too often book-based movies disgrace the book, even though I love Spike Jonze.  But I have come around to the idea and am very excited, and you should be too, for these reasons:

  1. Who doesn’t love Where the Wild Things Are the book, although I do realise that could also be a reason for disapproval?!
  2. The animation/graphics or whatever they are look amazing
  3. All things in life, at least my life, come back to Weezer and Joss Weadon, and I am happy to say that this one comes back to Weezer thanks to Spike Jonze.  Please see: Undone, Buddy Holly, and Island in the Sun (the one with the SUPER cute animals; no offense Marco Siega, but nothing can compete with those animals that make me squeal with delight every time) music videos.  In a nut shell, reason 3 is that Spike Jonze is awesome.
  4. Finally, I feel really comforted and excited with the adaptation after seeing this featurette where Maurice Sendak was heavily involved with the movie and praises Spike Jonze for his interpretation.

On a craft note, I’ve really been craving a project that will give me some instant gratification and will also expand my wardrobe.  Knitting takes entirely too long, so, I bought a really cheap sewing pattern the other day for a skirt because it is kind of cute, and the pattern says ‘easy’, which means an instant gratification project and I need some new clothes.

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I still have to buy some fabric for it, but I cut the pattern pieces out this evening and was excited to find that it only involves two pieces!  Yay for very instant gratification clothing, short from buying pre-made!