"The Surgeon", "Playboy" (USA), January 1988, p. 74-76+209-217.
1 Biographical Movie |
4 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
6 Articles |
6' 6" (1.98 m)
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[when asked what the his formula for success was as an author of children's books] Conspiring with children against adults.
His short story "Beware Of The Dog" is officially the basis for the 1964 film, "36 Hours", although the plot is much altered and extended. According to one of the biographies of Dahl, the film was written without reference to him or his story, and it was only after the leading female role in the film was offered to his then wife Patricia Neal that he learned of the film at all. The similarity ...
Orphans; James from James and the Giant Peach, the main character from The Witches and Sophie from The BFG.