Roald Dahl may not be known by many adults outside a child’s world. Oh, they might recognize movies that came from his books: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Danny and the Champion of the World, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and … But the adults may not know anything about the BOOK.
In looking through Wikipedia, I scanned through 500 entries, including books, short stories, and movies. Eventually, I had to stop. My eyes were blurred.
Roald Dahl was prolific and creativity poured from him, a fountain that children enjoyed for decades. My kids. My students.
So, Alex Cavanaugh and Heather Gardener asked for bloggers to choose a book that was loved and its conversion to film or music media.
Please go to this site to discover the details: Michelle Gregory
My choice is The BFG, a book beloved by children and parents. I won’t give the synopsis because I really want you Bloggers to check it out. A tender story with courage and love, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) gives the reader hope and humor.
As too often, movies made from great books are often trash, as they are slashed, removing essential story lines. I won’t list those movies as they shouldn’t be watched by anyone with any sort of discerning taste.
So, here is The BFG. Hopefully, you will be able to read the excerpt.
|The BFG on Nook|
Both of these are about 2 minutes or so.
Reminder to movie directors: Don't screw with the message of the book. The book is just fine as it is.