Tell Them Anything You Want

Tell Them Anything You Want

A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

DVD - 2010
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Portrait of Maurice Sendak, beloved and somewhat controversial children's book illustrator and author.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2010]
Branch Call Number: B SENDAK MAURICE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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JCLAngelicaR Oct 29, 2016

An amazing, intimate portrait of Maurice Sendak created just three years before he passed away. Sendak's insight on a child's perception of the world is going to stay with me. I especially loved Meryl Streep's reading of the book "The Sign on Rosie's Door", which she presented at Maurice's Birthday Tribute - absolutely masterful.

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emvokspl
Mar 05, 2015

What a character Maurice Sendak was!
I enjoyed the witty, and heart-felt back and forth of the author and filmmaker during the documentary.
Viewing this film, and perhaps some of the extras, is not only a way to learn more about Maurice Sendak's work, but also gives one a sweet little glimpse into real artists showing each other deep respect and love for just being themselves: as creative, non-conformist, oddballs.

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ThelmaPickles
Jul 01, 2013

What a mensch! This is a little gem is directed by Spike Jonze. Don't miss the extras which include a short film by Spike as well as Meryl Streep and the late great James Gandolfini reading Sendak's books aloud to an audience.

VahiniG Apr 01, 2012

I still haven't seen the film "Where the Wild Things Are," but I saw this film and it was great. Sendak is a peculiar human being and it was great to 'know him' through this documentary.

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