The music videos for 'Buddy Holly' and 'Sabotage' were two of the coolest ever (when I was a really cool High Schooler). And the name of the director? Spike? Man, such a cool name. Oh, and then Being John Malkovich? I had never seen anything like that before and I saw it so many times.
But it wasn't until Spike made the film version of Where the Wild Things Are that I truly fell for his work. It is a classic, way ahead of its time. In twenty years we will talk about it like we talk about The Wizard of Oz. And no other movie before it captured the inner turmoil of children as much.
Spike Jonze (w/ moustache, casual smile):