Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best known for Where the Wild Things Are, has died, The New York Times reports. He was 83.
Sendak died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., from complications following a recent stroke, his longtime editor told the newspaper.
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Sendak's books transformed the children's genre by featuring somewhat obnoxious characters and dark plots that included kidnapping and demons.
It's not just your favorite children's book anymore. The Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted into a motion picture by eccentric director Spike Jonze. The otherworldly film, featuring Muppet-like monsters voiced by everyone from Forest Whitaker to James Gandolfini, tells the story of a naughty boy named Max, who is sent to bed without supper and creates a world of wild forest creatures who crown him as king.
After watching Kanye's new video for "Flashing Lights" (directed by Spike Jonze), we were left pretty speechless. Just to break it down for you, here's how it goes: Girl throws off fur coat and rips off skirt, girl douses the pile of clothes in lighter fluid and torches it, girl proceeds to about-face with a whole lot of bare booty going on. Oh, then she repeatedly stabs Kanye with a shovel as he lays bound and gagged in her trunk. Sexy yet disturbing, all rolled into one. Your take: Thoughts on the video? Is it too out-there for your taste, or did the skin, fire and murder do it for you?
Question: I recently rented Adaptation. and want know whether the story is fictional or based on actual events in Charlie Kaufman's life? Did he truly have a twin brother who died?Answer: Adaptation. (2002) is based on Susan Orlean's nonfiction book The Orchid Thief, which revolves around the 1994 arrest of 36-year-old John Laroche (played in the film by Chris Cooper) for poaching a rare orchid plant from an Everglades nature preserve called the Fakahatchee Strand, but digresses frequently into considerations that range from Florida land speculation to the peculiar biology of orchids. While the screenplay is credited to Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman