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Maurice Sendak blasts over-protective parents


Over-protective parents – and there are lots of them – who think the movie version of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is too frightening for children can “go to hell”, says the author.

Excellent, fighting talk. I have a new found respect for Sendak. It’s a shame the movie has been battered by so many critics. The NPR review was scathing. Even the local guy on CBC Radio here in British Columbia said the film would have no appeal for children and warned they would “fidget” all the way through it.

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Richard Davies

One Response to “Maurice Sendak blasts over-protective parents”

  1. Beth Carswell

    It’s Dave Eggers and Spike Jonzes. I’m not saying this is RIGHT, but I don’t think they made it for children. I think they made it for adults who loved the book as children.

    I’m curious to see it, but my hopes aren’t too high.