Creativity in Adaption: Where the Wild Things Are
Where is place for wildness in our world? In Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963, the character Max creates a space in the confines of his bedroom where being wild is not shunned but celebrated. In 2009 director Spike Jonze produced a film production of the book. The purpose of this study is to examine the thematic and visual adaptations involved in converting a story from one medium to another. With the original children's tale offering 10 total sentences over 37 pages, this was no easy task. The original themes of the book: wildness, anarchy, the responsibilities ...
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