Ever since the media got word of the film, reporters have hounded Sendak, Eggers, and Jonze. One of the main questions reporters are asking is, Will this film based on one of the best children's books of all-time be appropriate for children? The creative minds behind this film have seemed to dance around this question in most interviews, but Sendak freely spoke his mind for a Newsweek story, appearing in the October 19 magazine. Sendak, Jonze, and Eggers were all interviewed for the story.
Reporter: "What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?"
Sendak: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate."
Reporter: "Because kids can handle it?"
Sendak: "If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered."
Jonze: "Dave, you want to field that one?"
Eggers: "The part about kids wetting their pants? Should kids wear diapers when they go to the movies? I think adults should wear diapers going to it, too. I think everyone should be prepared for any eventuality."
Sendak: "I think you're right. This concentration on kids being scared, as though we as adults can't be scared. Of course we're scared. I'm scared of watching a TV show about vampires. I can't fall asleep. It never stops. We're grown-ups; we know better, but we're afraid."
Reporter: "Why is that important in art?"
Sendak: "Because it's truth. You don't want to do something that's all terrifying. I saw the most horrendous movies that were unfit for child's eyes. So what? I managed to survive."
Like most things, I was born 10-30 years too late. People older than you will always remind you of this fact. Kiss shows in 2009 are no exception. I was not even born yet during Kiss' original rise to prominence in the mid to late 1970's. Though one could argue to fully appreciate Kiss in their full social and musical context, you'd have to have been born at least by 1974 to beam diaper fan status. And even then man, you were a fucking baby. Since nobody can force their own conception, and everybody wants to own rock n' roll, it annoys me when people try to label those too young to call anybody else out as hot topic fans.
People for the most part can go fuck themselves. And it doesn't matter how old you are to go fuck yourself. If you like straight forward guitar riffs, entertaining solos, theatrics, and pyrotechnics, seeing a sold out kiss show at madison square garden might be up your alley. They played a pretty long set list where they only played one song from their new album. They played Lovegun, Strutter, Lick it up, Deuce, C'mon and Love me, Detroit Rock City, and a whole slew of other classics. I wish they had played Christine, that would have been epic.. I saw that in Austrailia they played God Gave Rock N' Roll to You which would have seriously been amazing. I had a great time and I'm glad to say that now I've seen a sold out show at Madison Square Garden before. And, that I've seen Kiss Live. Stoked!