1. Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    arcade fire + spike jonze + where the wild things are 

    = so much joy

    update: Patrick Goldstein also loves the trailer:

    Jonze’s film may still turn out to be a failed experiment — perhaps it was a bad idea to put a beloved children’s book classic in the hands of an amazingly gifted but oddball auteur. But for now, judging from the world’s largest focus group — the sprawling collection of people who watch video on the Web — the troubled project has turned a corner, with the new trailer largely earning raves on every website I’ve visited in the past hour. The primary reason? Instead of trying to tell a story, the trailer simply offers up a healthy dose of magical realism, marrying a host of fairy-tale style images of a young boy and various big, furry creatures to the lovely, evocative purr of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up.”