History Literature / WhereTheWildThingsAre

3rd May '16 6:19:18 PM aye_amber
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There are two film adaptations, the more recent one directed by Creator/SpikeJonze of ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' fame with a soundtrack by [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]].

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There are two film adaptations, the more recent one directed by Creator/SpikeJonze of ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' fame with a soundtrack by [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]].
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* PopStarComposer: Karen O of the YeahYeahYeahs wrote the score for the film.

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* PopStarComposer: Karen O of the YeahYeahYeahs Music/YeahYeahYeahs wrote the score for the film.



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21st Dec '15 6:55:26 PM ErichoTOME
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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.

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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.plot as Max lies from the beginning about being a king and having psychic powers.
20th Dec '15 7:58:15 AM ErichoTOME
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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.
13th Oct '15 9:03:20 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: In wild thing society, allowing someone to eat you is considered a polite gesture.



%%* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane

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%%* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's left ambiguous over whether the wild things are real or in Max's imagination.



%%* TheQuietOne: Bernard.

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%%* * TheQuietOne: Bernard.Bernard never speaks until before Max leaves.



%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.

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%%* * ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.Terry, K.W.'s two owl friends.
5th Oct '15 8:02:01 PM NOYB
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* SceneryPorn: Both the original's illustrations and the film has this a lot.

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* SceneryPorn: Both the original's illustrations and the film has have this a lot.
3rd Apr '15 3:56:10 PM polooglu
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** Really, it's easier to list what ''doesn't'' send Carol into a rage.
9th Mar '15 2:28:41 PM Tavernier
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* BenevolentMonsters: The titular Wild Things. While they frolic quite fiercely, they're not in other ways malicious.
18th Jan '15 12:21:54 AM LordGro
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* IronicEcho: In the beginning of the movie, Max runs away from home after his mom says he was out of control after he bit her. By the end, Max says that [[spoiler: Carol]] is out of control after [[spoiler: Carol ripped off Douglas' arm]], Max then proceeds to run away from [[spoiler: an enraged Carol]]. And the same music plays both times!
** And later, [[spoiler:when KW is hiding Max from Carol]], even ''she'' tells Carol that he's out of control.

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* IronicEcho: In the beginning of the movie, Max runs away from home after his mom says he was out of control after he bit her. By the end, Max says that [[spoiler: Carol]] Carol is out of control after [[spoiler: Carol ripped off Douglas' arm]], arm]]. Max then proceeds to run away from [[spoiler: an enraged Carol]]. And runs away, and the same music plays both times!
** And later, [[spoiler:when KW is hiding Max from Carol]], even ''she'' tells Carol that he's out of control.
as did in the earlier scene.
18th Jan '15 12:15:37 AM LordGro
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* AdaptationExpansion: Pretty much required, as the original book was '''''10 sentences long'''''.
* AlphaBitch: Judith.
* BerserkButton: Mention any idea you have to Carol that could ''imply'' breaking up the clan of monsters, and may God have mercy on your soul!
** Also, no matter what you do, ''do not'' lie to him. He will take it badly. ''Really'' badly.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Pretty much required, as the original book was '''''10 only ten sentences long'''''.
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AlphaBitch: Judith.
* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Mention any idea you have to Carol that could ''imply'' breaking up the clan of monsters, and may God have mercy on your soul!
** Also, no matter what you do, ''do not'' lie to him. He will take it badly. ''Really'' badly.also reacts badly on being lied to.



* BittersweetEnding

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* %%* BittersweetEnding



* BodyHorror: See OnlyAFleshWound
* ButNowIMustGo

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* BodyHorror: See OnlyAFleshWound
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%%* BodyHorror:
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ButNowIMustGo



* {{Calvinball}}: All the games Max comes up with.
* ChaoticStupid: Max's incident with his mother.

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* %%* {{Calvinball}}: All the games Max comes up with.
* %%* ChaoticStupid: Max's incident with his mother.



* CoolBigSis: KW. Formerly Max's older sister, Claire.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* DeadpanSnarker: Judith

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* %%* CoolBigSis: KW. Formerly Max's older sister, Claire.
* %%* ComingOfAgeStory
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Judith



* FakeUltimateHero
* FamilyOfChoice: The Wild Things. Lampshaded by Carol.
* GenreSavvy: Douglas shows Carol what's up [[spoiler: and gets his arm ripped off for it]].

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* %%* FakeUltimateHero
* %%* FamilyOfChoice: The Wild Things. Lampshaded by Carol.
* %%* GenreSavvy: Douglas shows Carol what's up [[spoiler: and gets his arm ripped off for it]].



* GrowingUpSucks: Though really the film is more like "change in general is scary and can suck," than just growing up.

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* %%* GrowingUpSucks: Though really the film is more like "change in general is scary and can suck," than just growing up.



* KidsAreCruel: Max at the start.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: "Hello, Richard."

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* %%* KidsAreCruel: Max at the start.
* %%* LetsMeetTheMeat: "Hello, Richard."



* MamaBear: KW
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane
* MoodSwinger: Carol, and, to a lesser extent, all of the wild things.
* MoodWhiplash: Goes from [[RuleOfFunny being funny]] to being serious to being sort of creepy to [[TearJerker being sad]]. Several times.

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* %%* MamaBear: KW
* %%* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane
* %%* MoodSwinger: Carol, and, to a lesser extent, all of the wild things.
* %%* MoodWhiplash: Goes from [[RuleOfFunny being funny]] to being serious to being sort of creepy to [[TearJerker being sad]]. Several times.



* OnlyAFleshWound: "That was my favorite arm."

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* %%* OnlyAFleshWound: "That was my favorite arm."



** KW is pretty reasonable too, though she's disassociated with the rest.
* ParentsAsPeople

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** %%** KW is pretty reasonable too, though she's disassociated with the rest.
* %%* ParentsAsPeople



* TheQuietOne: Bernard.

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* %%* TheQuietOne: Bernard.



** There's a scene where Max is being shown his "kingdom", which is a pretty obvious reference to Disney/TheLionKing. Some of the dialogue is very similar to that scene, as well.
* SnowballFight: And dirtclod fight!

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** There's a scene where Max is being shown his "kingdom", which is a pretty obvious reference to Disney/TheLionKing.''Disney/TheLionKing''. Some of the dialogue is very similar to that scene, as well.
* %%* SnowballFight: And dirtclod fight!



* ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.
* TroubledAbuser: [[spoiler: Carol]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Carol towards the end.]]
* WatchingTheSunset
* WhamLine: "Just don't ever let Carol find out". At that moment, you just ''know'' what's going to happen next.
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* %%* ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.
* %%* TroubledAbuser: [[spoiler: Carol]].
* %%* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Carol towards the end.]]
* %%* WatchingTheSunset
* %%* WhamLine: "Just don't ever let Carol find out". At that moment, you just ''know'' what's going to happen next.
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17th Jan '15 7:54:25 PM MrMediaGuy
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& ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.

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& * ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.
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