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Tell them anything you want : a portrait of Maurice Sendak

Author: Lance BangsSpike JonzeMaurice SendakCatherine KeenerJames GandolfiniAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures, 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice 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 ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Maurice Sendak; Maurice Sendak
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Bangs; Spike Jonze; Maurice Sendak; Catherine Keener; James Gandolfini; Meryl Streep; Tony Kushner; Oscilloscope Pictures,
OCLC Number: 503333281
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles.
Notes: Videodisc release of a 2009 production.
Special features: 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; exclusive essay by Tony Kushner.
Credits: Music by Karen O and Carter Burwell, edited by Jeff Buchanan.
Performer(s): Featuring: Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen, NTSC; 3.0 surround sound.
Contents: Tell them anything you want (ca. 40 min.). Family --
The Brothers Sendak --
Wild things --
A happy book --
Gay artist --
Death, death, death --
Lindbergh baby --
The accident --
Need to achieve --
"A lucky man." More Maurice stuff. Maurice at the World's Fair (ca. 3 min.) --
Q & A at the Museum of Modern Art (ca. 29 min.) --
Birthday tributes at the 92nd St. Y (ca. 17 min.) : James Gandolfini delivers "In the night kitchen" ; Meryl Streep reads "The sign on Rosie's door" ; Catherine Keener delivers one of Maurice's own speeches in recognition of his work ; Maurice Sendak gives thanks.
Other Titles: Portrait of Maurice Sendak
Responsibility: director, Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze.

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This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice 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 ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life.

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