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Book to film adaptations by British authors

25 July 2016 10:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now more than ever film studios are continually turning to books for inspiration. More audiences are likely to flock to cinemas to see their favourites novels hit the big screen. Over the years, book adaptations from a number of British authors have proven to be hugely successful. On the 22nd July, Roald Dahl’s Bfg will hit the big screen. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Bridge of SpiesMark Rylance, the film is set to be a summer hit. To celebrate the release, we’re taking a look at the best British book to film adaptations.

James Bond – Ian Flemming

Flemming created the fictional character of James Bond, a British Secret Service Agent in 1953. Bond was adapted for TV, radio, comic strips, video games, and most notably film. The franchise was hugely popular and is the longest running film series to date with twenty-four films. The franchise has made a massive cultural impact. »

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Second Opinion – The Bfg (2016)

25 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Bfg, 2016.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall and Rafe Spall.

Synopsis:

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Several of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s stories have been made into films over the years, most of which the author despised because they deviated from his books in significant ways. Ironically, one of the few adaptations he approved of was the 1989 British animated version of the The Bfg, which was very faithful to the source material. Spielberg has reportedly been trying to adapt the book for over 20 years, and now, with the help of his E.T. screenwriter (the late Melissa Mathison) and his new favourite actor Mark Rylance, »

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How Roald Dahl's Granddaughter Sophie Helped Inspire The Bfg - and More Secrets Behind the Children's Classic

30 June 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Writing a book, British children's author Roald Dahl once explained, is "rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains and things, and you get the first view of what you see and you write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe up on to the top of a hill, and you see something else, then you write that and you go on like that, day after day, getting different views of the same landscape. The highest mountain on the walk is obviously the end of the book because it's got to be the best view of all, »

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Why The Bfg Is Roald Dahl’s Most Important Story Ever

30 June 2016 4:08 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Roald Dahl’s books have been a constant source of cinematic inspiration -- count Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach among them -- but with Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of The Bfg, we’re reminded of us just how significant that novel is. In fact, it may be his most important work of all (and was said to be the author’s favorite) -- here’s why. It was his most personal work. Roald Dahl dedicated...

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Will The Bfg Be as Iconic as Steven Spielberg's E.T.? The Reviews Are In...

30 June 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Another Roald Dahl story is coming to the big screen. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by the late Melissa Mathison, Walt Disney Studios' The Bfg stars Mark Rylance as The Big Friendly Giant, Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, Penelope Wilton as The Queen, Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, Rebecca Hall as Mary and Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs. Based on Dahl's beloved 1982 novel, the film follows Sophie and The Bfg as they try to convince The Queen to help them get rid of all the evil giants. The film, which clocks in at 117 minutes, is rated PG. Many of Dahl's other works, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and »

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From ‘The Bfg’ to ‘Matilda’: How 5 Roald Dahl Books Landed on the Big Screen

29 June 2016 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roald Dahl famously loathed all the movie adaptations of his books, including the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. So when the beloved author died in 1990, his widow Felicity (who goes by Liccy) was torn about what to do with his catalogue. It was a time, following the hit comedy “Home Alone,” where the major studios were vigorously chasing family-friendly tales, and many of Dahl’s stories fit the bill. But Liccy didn’t want celebrated bestsellers such as “Matilda” or “James and the Giant Peach” falling into the wrong hands.

Dahl’s publisher at Penguin Books set up a few meetings, and she eventually connected with literary agent Michael Siegel. They bonded right away. “I don’t want there to be bad movies,” Liccy told him. They came up with an unorthodox, boutique approach. “Rather than sell the stories directly to the studios, we would »

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Exclusive Artwork: The Magical Movie World of Roald Dahl

27 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

"Hold your breath. Cross your fingers. Here we go!" In celebration of the release of The Bfg on July 1, we asked artist Alina Chau to create an original piece of artwork exclusively for Fandango that captures the magical movie world of Roald Dahl. Chau’s whimsical illustration style and watercolors showcases our favorites from Dahl including: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (script only), The BfgThe Witches, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda,...

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First Bfg Clips Introduce Fleshlumpeater and Phizzwizard

27 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This weekend, one of the biggest adventures of the summer will hit theaters when The Bfg arrives July 1. To get fans ready for this release, we have five new clips that give us some new insight into Giant Country in this highly-anticipated adaptation. This long-awaited movie will go up against Universal's The Purge: Anarchy and Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan this weekend.

The talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers - Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg - finally come together to bring The Bfg to life. Directed by the three-time Academy Award winner from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison based on the best-selling book by Dahl, The Bfg tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country and stars three-time Tony Award, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar winner Mark Rylance, newcomer Ruby Barnhill, »

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Video: ‘The Bfg’ gets glittering U.S. premiere

22 June 2016 1:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Last night in Hollywood, The Bfg got its big Us premiere following its international debut at Cannes last month where it went down really rather well. All of the stars of the film made it onto the red carpet, including Mark Rylance who plays the title character, and the movie’s director, the legendary Steven Spielberg.

The Bfg is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.  Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “The Bfg” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since.  Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.

The Bfg opens in the UK on July 22nd, »

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Back on the Big Screen June 26th and 29th

20 June 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.”

Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three and visit a world of pure imagination on the silver screen this June as Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory returns to cinemas for two special days, 45 years after it first astonished audiences as part of the Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Starring Gene Wilder as famed candy man Willy Wonka, the film transformed Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into a motion-picture classic with dreamy landscapes, cleverly choreographed musical numbers and indelible performances.

            This delicious cinematic confection includes all-new commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz both before and after the feature. As the Golden Ticket itself says, “do not be late,” because there will be four screenings only — two each day, on June 26 and June 29 at 2pm and 7pm. »

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Watch a brand new featurette and check out two new posters for ‘The Bfg’

17 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

eOne have just made available two new posters and a glorious new featurette for The Bfg, the brand new feature adaptation of the film which comes to cinemas this summer from director Steven Spielberg.

The Bfg is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.  Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “The Bfg” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since.  Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.

We managed to catch the film at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and trust us, it’s very good. We called it ‘Speileberg’s best family film for many years »

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The Bfg Preview Revisits Star Ruby Barnhill's Favorite Moments

13 June 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly 35 years after Roald Dahl's literary classic The Bfg was published, the author's beloved Big Friendly Giant is finally getting ready to hit the big screen next month. This adaptation will mark the feature film debut of young actress Ruby Barnhill, who previously starred on the UK TV series The 4 O'Clock Club. To get fans ready for this big screen adventure, Disney has debuted a new preview, where Ruby Barnhill recounts her favorite moments from the production.

The young actress reveals in this video, which debuted on YouTube that she loved working with co-stars Mark Rylance, who plays the title character, and Penelope Wilton, who the actress proclaims plays the Queen in "such a wonderful way." She explains that they actually got to see the real Queen in Buckingham Palace, and that she loved playing a small person in a giant world. She also had high praise for the dream sets and the costumes in this upcoming adaptation.

Roald Dahl's The Bfg was first published in 1982 and has been&#160enchanting&#160readers of all ages&#160ever since.&#160Roald Dahl's books, which also include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million&#160copies worldwide. The Bfg is the only book of Roald Dahl's that has never been adapted into a feature film, until now.

The Bfg brings Sophie to Dream Country where the Giant collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie's presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist.

Directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, The Bfg also stars&#160Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader. The Bfg hits theaters nationwide on July 1, going up against Universal's The Purge: Election Year, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Sony's The Shallows. Take a look at the new preview for The Bfg, and stay tuned for more on this adaptation as we get closer and closer to its summer release date. »

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The Bfg Preview Travels Into Giant Country with Mark Rylance

4 June 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, travel to the magical realm of Giant Country in director Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure The Bfg. Today, we have a special sneak peek at the movie, which will be in theaters just in time for the July 1 holiday. Go on set with the filmmaker as he explains why star Mark Rylance was chosen as the title character, and how he was brought to life as a Big Friendly Giant.

Portrayed through motion capture by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), the Bfg is joined by breakout star Ruby Barnhill, who makes her feature film debut after starring in six episodes of the TV series 4 O'Clock Club. This actress could very well be the latest star discovery from director Steven Spielberg, who helped launch the careers of stars like Drew Barrymore in E.T. and Vin Diesel in Saving Private Ryan, who went on to star in »

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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years

26 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar. 

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »

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The Bfg: new trailer and poster

15 May 2016 10:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A new trailer lands for Steven Spielberg's take on Roald Dahl's The Bfg...

One of the most eagerly awaited movies of the summer? We’d argue it’s director Steven Spielberg’s take on Roald Dahl’s The Bfg. The film reunites Spielberg with Mark Rylance, with a cast that also includes Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall.

The film has just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and the early reaction hasn’t been overly positive. In fact, the first swathe of reviews seem to have been particularly critical. We’ll find out for ourselves just how the film measures up, when it lands in July.

Ahead of that, though, we’ve got a new trailer for the film, along with a new poster and synopsis. We’ll do them in that order.

Trailer first, then:

Then the poster…

And finally the synopsis… »

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Disney's The Bfg Trailer #3 Brings a Literary Giant to Life

15 May 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, Disney held the world premiere for its long-awaited adaptation The Bfg at the Cannes Film Festival, ahead of its release in theaters on July 1. Last week, we showed you a new video where director Steven Spielberg was asked trivia questions about his own movies by The Bfg's young star, Ruby Barnhill, although that video didn't include any new footage. If you've been craving another sneak peek at this adaptation of Roald Dahl's literary classic, then you're in luck, because today we have a new trailer and poster.

The new trailer, which debuted on the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page today, which gives us our best look at the massive giant yet, portrayed through motion capture by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), and breakout star Ruby Barnhill, who makes her feature film debut in The Bfg, after starring in six episodes of the TV series 4 O'Clock Club. »

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Steven Spielberg Reacts to Bfg Author Roald Dahl's Anti-Semitism: 'This Is a Story About Embracing Our Differences'

14 May 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steven Speilberg did press on the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes film festival Saturday, for the world premiere of The Bfg - the director's adaptation of the Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book. But the 69-year-old Jewish director, who won an Oscar for his work on 1994's Schindler's List, remained tight-lipped about Dahl's alleged anti-semitic views. "I wasn't aware of any of Roald Dahl's personal stories," Spielberg told press ahead of the film's premiere. "I was focused on this story he wrote." "This is a story about embracing our differences," he added. Writer Jeremy Treglown's 1994 unauthorized biography of Dahl - »

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Steven Spielberg Reacts to Bfg Author Roald Dahl's Anti-Semitism: 'This Is a Story About Embracing Our Differences'

14 May 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steven Speilberg did press on the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes film festival Saturday, for the world premiere of The Bfg - the director's adaptation of the Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book. But the 69-year-old Jewish director, who won an Oscar for his work on 1994's Schindler's List, remained tight-lipped about Dahl's alleged anti-semitic views. "I wasn't aware of any of Roald Dahl's personal stories," Spielberg told press ahead of the film's premiere. "I was focused on this story he wrote." "This is a story about embracing our differences," he added. Writer Jeremy Treglown's 1994 unauthorized biography of Dahl - »

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Watch Bfg Star Ruby Barnhill Stump Spielberg on His Own Movies

13 May 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Later this summer, director Steven Spielberg will bring one of author Roald Dahl's most beloved books to life on the big screen for the first time with The Bfg, arriving in theaters July 1. However, those attending the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this weekend will be the first audience to see this adaptation. Steven Spielberg and the cast of The Bfg have arrived in Cannes for the film's World Premiere at a gala screening at the Palais des Festivals on Saturday, May 14. To celebrate this event, Disney has released a new photo with Mark Rylance's title character, and Ruby Barnhill, who makes her feature film debut in The Bfg as Sophie.

Along with this photo, the official Bfg Facebook page debuted a new video from Cannes, where Ruby Barnhill tries to stump Steven Spielberg in a game of trivia dubbed The Big Fact Game. The young actress asks her »

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The Bfg trailer; Spielberg’s latest magical masterpiece?

6 April 2016 12:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Bfg trailer: Our second look at Steven Spielberg’s take on Roald Dahl’s classic tale.

The Bfg trailer has landed. This is the second promo for the upcoming Steven Spielberg film, which will be released in cinemas this summer.

Our second look at the movie gives us more than a glimpse of Mark Rylance‘s title character, and Ruby Barnhill‘s Sophie in the film, which arrives in cinemas this coming July.

The Bfg” is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.  Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “The Bfg” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since.  Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available »

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