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   Wednesday, March 25, 2009  
arcade fire + spike jonze + where the wild things are

= so much joy

update: Patrick Goldstein also loves the trailer:
Jonze's film may still turn out to be a failed experiment -- perhaps it was a bad idea to put a beloved children's book classic in the hands of an amazingly gifted but oddball auteur. But for now, judging from the world's largest focus group -- the sprawling collection of people who watch video on the Web -- the troubled project has turned a corner, with the new trailer largely earning raves on every website I've visited in the past hour. The primary reason? Instead of trying to tell a story, the trailer simply offers up a healthy dose of magical realism, marrying a host of fairy-tale style images of a young boy and various big, furry creatures to the lovely, evocative purr of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up."

Previously on busblog...