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“I’ll eat you up I love you so”: Adaptation, Authorship, and Intermediality in Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are

Eddie Falvey

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Falvey contrasts critical work on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are with its role at the epicentre of a series of intermedial adaptations, including Jonze and Dave Eggers’ screenplay, ... More


Maurice Sendak and Picturebook Psychology

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the characteristic of picturebook psychology, which represents and textualizes child play, focusing on author-illustrator Maurice Sendak. Picturebook psychology began with ... More


Where the Wild Things Really Are: Children’s Literature and the Law *

Desmond Manderson

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a piece of children's literature considered by many as one of the most influential stories for very young children on the cusp of ... More


Spike Jonze’s Screenwriting: The Screenplay

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This original screenplay presents a fictional dialogue with Spike Jonze, drawing much of its content from interviews, speeches made by Jonze, and other writings concerning the nature of ... More


Unbound in Fantasy: Reading Monstrosity and the Supernatural

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two authors who show monstrosity and the supernatural in a whole new light: Maurice Sendak and Virginia Hamilton. It first reads Sendak's 1963 picture book Where the Wild ... More


Audience and Aetonormativity in Picturebook to Film Adaptations

Meghann Meeusen

in Children's Books on the Big Screen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828644
eISBN:
9781496828699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter four suggests that the polarization of adult/child binaries in picturebook adaptations consistently highlights adult roles and presence within the story more than in the source, often ... More


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