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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009)

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A Little Unorganized and All Over the Place!
12 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary is a tribute to 80 year old children's writer and illustrator, Maurice Sendak. We visit his home in Ridgefield, Connecticut where he still draws and writes with his beloved dog, Herman, beside him. I was troubled by his use of profanity in the documentary where this could be shown to younger audiences to understand one of their favorite authors. Anyway, I felt that Sendak didn't spend enough time about his books and life. I felt the director and camera man didn't focus in on his works and intertwined with his life. I didn't know he was gay nor that he had a longtime relationship with a man, Dr. Eugene Glynn, for over 50 years. I would have liked to have known more about their relationship but they didn't really inquire into it. He lives with Lynn, a female best friend, who takes care of him for the most part in his Connecticut home. I didn't realize how unhappy that a children's writer could be or that he didn't desire to be a father himself.


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