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Getty 2009-09-08 13:00:00

Say What? Spike Jonze's New Film Is Like a Baby Girl

"It's like the studio was expecting a boy, and I gave birth to a girl. And now they're learning to love and accept their daughter."

— Director Spike Jonze on his struggles with Warner Brothers, who wanted his adaptation of the Maurice Sendak children's classic Where the Wild Things Are to be more like Shrek and Madagascar than an avant-garde film. Jonze, however, wanted to stay true to the original book and to make a film that didn't talk down to children. What do you think of his arresting analogy?

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