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Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary
NYP2000101217- 12 OCTOBER 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Reknown illustrator Maurice Sendak and award winning producer/ director Todd McFarlane right pose at the October 12 debut of McFarlane action figure toy line based on Sendak 1963 book Where The Wild Things Are. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. author Maurice Sendak said those who think the film version of his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" is too scary can "go to hell."

The New York Post said the 81-year-old writer/illustrator made the comment during a panel discussion he, film director Spike Jonze and co-screenwriter Dave Eggers had with Newsweek magazine about the upcoming movie.

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Asked, "What do you say to parents who think the 'Wild Things' film may be too scary?" the Post said Sendak replied: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate ... If they can't handle it, go home ... Do whatever you like, but it's not a question that can be answered."

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