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Spike Jonze to sign behind-the-scenes book on 'Wild Things' film Sunday

FamilyHeads on and We ShootSpike JonzeWhere the Wild Things Are

The movie "Where the Wild Things Are" has sparked bookish interest around LA. Dave Eggers' young-adult reworking of the tale, "The Wild Things," has been on our hardcover bestsellers list for two weeks. Will the enthusiasm continue for Spike Jonze? The film's director has a "Wild Things"-related book that he'll be signing at the independent bookstore Family on Sunday.

"Heads On and We Shoot" is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, with drafts of the screenplay, character sketches, random ephemera (like this on-set playlist) and photographs that reveal the puppetry workings and computer animation. The 240-page oversize book is unusually constructed -- it folds like an accordion -- and includes forwards by both Jonze and Eggers.

On Sunday, Jonze will be signing books and  answering questions. Things are set to get underway at 5 p.m. Be warned: Family is a tiny shop, barely big enough to hold one Wild Thing in full gear.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Spike Jonze on the set of his movie "Where the Wild Things Are." Credit: Warner Bros.

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