Wednesday, June 10, 2009

walk on the wild side

You cannot write for children they're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
Maurice Sendak (b. 10 june 1928)

1982 version of lou reed performing perhaps his best known song walk on the wild song.



photo: ms t waking up after one of those now infrequent events - the afternoon nap

added at 11:45 a.m.
ever wonder what was sendak's inspiration for the book, where here's what he had to say:
(click on photo to enlarge)

and thanks artsparker! I definitely should have mentioned that in the queue for a fall release is a film adaptation of sendak's most famous book where the wild things are. I don't know about you but I wait with bated breath! given the talent behind the film I can't wait - first, there's the book by maurice, second, the screenplay was written by david eggers (who wrote the brilliant book the heartbreaking work of staggering genius) and by the director of the film, spike jonze (in addition to doing a slew of really great music videos, jonze has done a number of films, including the wickedly mind-bending being john malkovich).

here's a sneak peek:

13 comments:

Merle Sneed said...

Ms T is such a beautiful child and so photogenic. I may have said that before.

I can totally see a young Joe Piscopo starring in the Lou Reed story.

Marianna said...

This was exactly what I needed to make my (strange and tiring) day :)

xoxo

mum said...

ah, there she is! Hallo, Ms T! I grabbed a pic in Toulouse this morning just for you. Will post it tomorrow on Ici Graulhet.

bisous.

subtorp77 said...

What is it about kids and the camera? Princess will be getting a new one, anon. She's a incredible knack for it. Ms T isn't at all camera-shy, is she?

And ditto to what Merle said about Piscopo...

rosedale's 4 head said...

Ms T is a princess! She's so beautiful!

musicjunkie said...

What a doll!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful photo, you must be looking forward to the release of the "wild Things" film.

Steve said...

Adorable photo! I love that Lou Reed song, too. Have you ever noticed that there's a radio version and a non-radio version that includes another stanza? (The one about Candy from out on the island.)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

merle, I think a movie about lou reed would be great... as we learned from the wonderful I'm not there and being john malkovich, one doesn't necessarily have to shuffle off this mortal coil in order for a film to be made...

marianna - happy it was just what you needed. rest up!

mum - look forward to ici graulhet tomorrow

subby - ms t does have her moments when she'd rather not have me snapping away, but all in all she is a really good sport!

piscopo and lou do look like they were 'separated at birth'

steve - given some of the story (and lyrics) of the song, easy to understand various versions! I almost posted this vid, but then went one that had lou

Meri said...

Thank you, thank you. Your visual and wordly feasts always feed me. I am so grateful for that.

barbs said...

Stunning little girl and brilliant photo. The pose just makes it perfect.

Candie Bracci said...

That little girl is so cute!Great post!

Salty Miss Jill said...

Ms. T!!!!!