Articles Tagged 'Roald Dahl'

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Swashboggling Gobblefunk! Roald Dahl’s Words to Get Own Dictionary

When it comes to making up inventive additions to the English language, perhaps the greatest rival to Dr. Seuss was the British childrens’ author Roald Dahl. Writer of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, Dahl was famed for his distinctive use of language, repurposing old vernacular as well as inventing entirely […]

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WATCH: The BFG Introduces Himself in New Trailer

We briefly met the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) in an earlier clip, but this time around we get a proper introduction. An orphaned girl (Ruby Barnhill) meets the BFG (Mark Rylance) in Roald Dahl’s story The BFG, soon to hit the big screen courtesy of director Steven Spielberg, but she didn’t really know what to make of […]

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WATCH: Meet the Giants in New ‘BFG’ Trailer

You may already be a huge fan of Roald Dahl’s The BFG (stands for Big Friendly Giant) and have a picture of what the giants look like in your head. But, of course, director Steven Spielberg has his own ideas, too. We’ve had a quick glimpse of a giant’s hand in the teaser trailer for Disney’s […]

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5 British Geniuses That Deserve a Biopic

There’s a knack to making a truly gripping biopic of the life of a scientist. It’s not enough to show them hard at work and illustrate the key breakthroughs and lightbulb moments; there have to be other factors at play, other stories to tell. So, while British science is well served with people of huge […]

Worlds Greatest Living Illustrators Auction First Editions For Charity

PHOTOS: Britain’s Greatest Living Illustrators’ Annotated First Editions Up for Auction

Sotheby’s auction house in London, England, has put a selection of annotated first edition books on display with illustrations from Peggy Fortnum, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Judith Kerr, and Terry Gilliam, just to name a handful of contributors. The charity auction, First Editions: Redrawn, asks some of Britain’s most beloved illustrators (and a few authors) “to […]

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Scrumdiddlyumptious: Mark Rylance is the BFG

Let’s not squiff-squiddle around, this is no time for gobblefunking. There’s a new, live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book The BFG, directed by Steven Speilberg, and he has cast one of Britain’s mightiest thespian talents in the lead role. Mark Rylance—winner of the Olivier Award twice and the Tony three times—will play the […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Roald Dahl Adaptations Available Online

The anniversary of British author Roald Dahl‘s birthday is on Saturday, September 13, which also marks Roald Dahl Day. The entire month of September is filled with celebrations like Oompa Loompa Skydiving Day, which you can read about here. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being published. What better way to […]

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