Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spike Jonze Retrospective at MoMA

Another thing we missed in NYC was the first-ever film retrospective of Spike Jonze at MoMA, one of our favorite New York museums. Jonze even participated in an opening night discussion with Maurice Sendak on October 8th. Sigh. MoMa had asked Jonze ten years ago if they could do a retrospective on him and he declined saying he thought it was too early for a retrospective at that time and asked them to ask him ten years later if they still wanted him.

Although he doesn't have many film credits under his belt (obviously a man of quality over quantity when it comes to film work), he certainly has many fans, like us, of his earlier music videos. This list has a few of his video work, although the list is astonishingly missing Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim. And we also loved Sky's the Limit by Notorious B.I.G.

We're looking forward to seeing Where the Wild Things Are and how Jonze tackled the difficult task of adapting this beautiful childrens' classic picture book with so few words.