April 11, 2009

Arcade Fire know where the wild things are


The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another, his mother called him ‘WILD THING!’ and Max said ‘I’LL EAT YOU UP!’ so he was sent to bed without eating anything. That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew – and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost a year to where the wild things are…

Tonight I sat in a dimmed theater and watched a preview for the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where The Wild Things Are. My ears perked up from the opening strums of Arcade Fire‘s soundtrack to the scenes of ferocity in golden sunlight. Forthcoming from director Spike Jonze, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is also listed as one of the music directors.

I kinda like how this mini-mp3 I ripped (two minutes, totally listenable) ends with barbaric yawps. It is fitting to the spirit.

Wake Up (Where The Wild Things Are version) – Arcade Fire

Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.”

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  • seems everybody waiting for the movie… :)

    nsa — April 12, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  • You know, sometimes using Arcade Fire works for a movie trailer (see Benjamin Button trailer for inst), but here? All softened and toned down for the kiddies? It just makes me mad. The indie-loving blogs love this, they really do, but messing with the genius of this song really sorta chaps my hide. I hope the band made out like bandits on this one is all.

    Dainon — April 12, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  • my imagination started dreaming up scenes like these when i was that age [after reading the book]. this brought back happy childhood memories. =)

    eric o — April 12, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

  • ouch Danion. I think it works great. Testament to the power of their songwriting to find a new context like this. Still will never to the live execution of that song say 3/4 years back. They were awesome back then.

    Rory McDonnell — April 12, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

  • This song goes so well with the trailer. I haven’t been this excited for a movie in a very long time and having Arcade Fire in the background makes it that much better.

    ZacharyPaul — April 12, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

  • I liked the song a lot but the movie looks AMAZING, I’m pumped for this. The book is so short that a movie will easily live up to the ideas put forth in the book and should really be a fascinating and magical watch.

    Matt Walters — April 13, 2009 @ 9:15 am

  • I love this song so much
    and Im sure I will love this movie even more.

    thanks for the link:)

    Amarou — August 27, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

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