Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cool People Make Children's Films

That's Karen O looking CRAZY at Carter Burwell. They scored Where the Wild Things Are, you know. Why'd they score that? Because they're cool people.

This year is one of the most exciting years for films ever ever in the life I've lived with an awareness of what's going on in the filmic world. One of the reasons for this excitement is two of my favoritest directors (Wes Anderson and Spike Jonze) are adapting two children's books (Fantastic Mr. Fox and Where the Wild Things Are) by reknowned children's bookists (Roald Dahl and Maurice Sendak).

Where the Wild Things Are is getting scored by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Carter Burwell of Fargo, Being John Malkovich and No Country For Old Men. Fantastic Mr. Fox is getting scored by Alexandre Desplat of Lust, Caution and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. That's music I really like.

Fantastic Mr. Fox's cinematographer is Tristan Oliver, who shot Wallace and Gromit stuff. He does stop motion filming. Good stop motion. Lance Acord of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation., and Lost in Translation cameramanning shot Where the Wild Things Are. I like the way he moves that camera.

The adaptations were written by Wes Anderson with Noah Baumbach, and Spike Jonze with Dave Eggers for Fantastic Mr. Fox and Where the Wild Things Are respectively. Those are good writers.

My excitement is at a high.

- Eric T. Voigt, Excitement


  1. Thank you Eric. I appreciate the comments. We are rarely mentioned!
    Tristan Oliver.

  2. Tristan Oliver of The Wrong Trousers? Legendary.

  3. Why you forgot perhaps Mr. Burwell's most illustrious credit of all....TWILIGHT.