Where the Wild Things Are by Spike Jonze

Max escapes his constrained life in society, and chooses to live “where the wild things
are” which can be seen as naïve, yet freeing and boundless. His character appears to feel oppressed in his home back in society, where there are rules he must abide
by, and his inner wildness cannot be tamed. The act of fleeing to the unknown is a prevalent theme which displays the allure to the wild, this attraction that appears to be present in much of society and humanity. The emphasis on his open mindedness and imagination also contrasts the views of his parents, making them appear as rigid beings, and somewhat intolerant of his ‘wildness’. This naivety leads him to great things, which questions whether it is such a bad thing or if it simply allows for him to explore and experience things which without this innocent outlook would not have happened. In this scene from the film, the beauty that is present in the wild is emphasised and emitted through the captivating filming, the scenes that pan over the vast woodland create this sense of allure, a kind that only nature has the power to do. It explores how nature has an omnipresence which holds a curiosity, and draws humanity into the wild.

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