The film concerns the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records), who is angry when his mother, Connie (Catherine Keener), invites her boyfriend over. After causing one mischievous antic after another, he is sent to his room without supper. Feeling angry and unloved, he then creates a forest bordering a massive ocean, and sails away to an island inhabited by many imaginary monsters called the Wild Things, who crown him as their ruler.Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers, who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering.Filming began in April 2006 at Central City Studios in Melbourne, Australia. According to Jonze, most of the film was shot with a handheld camera in order to compliment the "evocative" "other-worldly" feel of the film. Adam Keenan and John Nolan are responsible for the animatronics. The film is currently in post-production.
July 21, 2009
this keliedascope is the closest ive come to seeing
the need to go-
before you fractured the maniscus
i saw a means for hope.
i looked down that barrel for hours
like i never before learned to sea
-where you shoot fish
i eat bullets while they learn to breathe
under water as their jackets shed
at my feet.
before you shot the fish
that swum around behind my eyelids,
i saw a reason
-now i see a million each too small to motivate
and collectively far too shattered
to build the latter of emotions
that it would take to get me to build
you the bridge across this ocean;
have a nice swim.
The exhibits installed in the gallery are his way of giving something back to the city he grew up in, according to the museum’s director, Kate Brindley. She was first approached last October, and sworn to secrecy. Just four of the museum’s staff knew of the plans.
Ms Brindley said: “We gave the staff a couple of days off and said we were filming. We were taking a huge risk because no one has spoken to Banksy, it’s all been done through his agents.”
Visitors to the free exhibition, which runs until August, will be greeted by a burnt-out ice-cream van. A dummy riot policeman wearing a balaclava and a badge which reads Metropolitan Peace is making his getaway from the carnage on a fairground horse.
Exhibits have been infiltrated into the galleries alongside the museum’s own works. A stone Buddha sits on a plinth with a broken arm and a neck brace, Old Masters have been adapted to include flying saucers or characters bursting out of the frame. In one typically Banksian pun, Dorothy and Toto from The Wizard of Oz are painted on a sheet of rusting iron with a speech bubble saying: “I don’t think we’re on canvas any more.” There is an original Damian Hirst spot painting defaced by a rat with a paint roller. A stencilled picture shows an African orphan with a bucket saying: “Peaches Geldof — please give generously.”
Banksy claims that he has to maintain his anonymity for “legal” reasons. In the press release accompanying the exhibition, he said: “Maybe one day graffiti art will hang in lots of museums and be viewed in the same way as other modern art, although personally I hope it never sinks that low.”
Banksy vs. The Bristol Museum
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