Monday, September 27, 2010
I just finished viewing the 40-minute HBO documentary on Maurice Sendak by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze, Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak. This hand-held, haphazard, intricately edited movie lets us get to know the illustrator, writer and man. I laughed through parts of it, and not at the man but with him and I have to say it moved me to tears at the end, not out of sadness but out of joy. He expresses in the end what all illustrators and artists believe, that it's a joy and a privilege to get up everyday to make pictures.