The BFG (2016)

The BFG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Based on: Roald Dahl’s novel
Cast: Ruby BarnhillMark RylancePenelope WiltonJemaine ClementRebecca HallRafe SpallBill Hader
Seen on: 26.7.2016

Plot:
Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) lives in an orphanage that isn’t exactly the best place. One night Sophie watches as a huge person in a cloak runs through the city of London. And then that person sees her watching and simply grabs her. Soon, Sophie finds herself in the country of giants, the mysterious cloakwearer turning out to be a giant himself. Fortunately for Sophie, he’s the smallest and only friendly giant which is why she calls him the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). But when Sophie hears what the other giants are up to every night, she knows that she has to do something.

The BFG is in many things a very nice adaptation of the book, although it does lack a bit of the novel’s magic. Nevertheless I enjoyed it a lot.

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The BFG (Roald Dahl)

The BFG is a children’s novel by Roald Dahl.
Finished on: 18.7.2016

Plot:
Sophie lives in an orphanage that isn’t exactly the best place as Mrs Clonkers, who runs it, isn’t exactly a good person. But then one night Sophie watches as a huge person in a cloak runs through the city of London, blowing something into people’s bedrooms with a weird trumpet. And then that person sees her watching and simply grabs her. Soon, Sophie finds herself in the country of giants, the mysterious cloakwearer turning out to be a giant himself. Fortunately for Sophie, he’s the smallest and only friendly giant which is why he calls himself the Big Friendly Giant. But when Sophie hears what the other giants are up to every night, she knows that she has to do something.

I’ve loved Roald Dahl ever since I read Matilda as a child, but somehow, The BFG had passed me by so far. It’s a wonderful book and one of Dahl’s more linguistically inventive ones as well – and that is saying something.

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