Hi guys, I’m going to tell you about a wonderful film I’ve seen recently: THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT (The BFG). I saw it on 2nd of January with my sister and my little cousin and we liked it a lot.
The BFG is a giant, a Big Friendly Giant, very different from the other inhabitants of the Land of Giants as San-Guinario and “Inghiotticicciaviva” feed on humans, especilly children. And so one night the BFG - that is vegetarian and only eats Cetrionzoli and Sciroppio - kidnaps Sophie, a girl who lives in London and takes her to his cave. Initially she was frightened by the mysterious giant, but she soon realizes that the BFG is gentle and friendly. The BFG leads Sophie in the Land of Dreams, where captures the dreams that sends to children at night and explained all about the magic and mystery of dreams. The affection and complicity between the two is growing rapidly, and when the other giants are ready to new massacre, the BFG and Sophie decide to notify the Queen of England the imminent threat, and everyone will conceive a plan to get rid the giants once and for all.
THE MAIN CHARACTERS
The imaginative and kind-hearted protagonist of the story who becomes a brave international heroine. Portrayed by Amanda Root in the 1989 film, and Ruby Barnhill in the 2016 film.
A friendly, benevolent, gentle, sweet 24-foot-tall giant who has superhuman hearing abilities and immense speed. His primary occupation is the collection and distribution of good dreams to children. His name is an initialism of 'Big Friendly Giant’. Portrayed by David Jason in the 1989 film and Mark Rylance in the 2016 film.
The Queen of England
The English monarch. Firm, bold, and ladylike she plays an important role in helping Sophie and the BFG. Portrayed by Angela Thorne in the 1989 film and by Penelope Wilton in the 2016 film.
The Queen's maid. Portrayed by Mollie Sugden in the 1989 film and by Rebecca Hall in the 2016 film.
The Queen's butler. Portrayed by Frank Thornton in the 1989 film and by Rafe Spall in the 2016 film.
The unseen director of the orphanage in which Sophie lives at the start of the novel; described as cruel to her charges. Portrayed by Myfanwy Talog in the 1989 film and by Marilyn Norry in the 2016 film.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1. The BFG has won numerous awards including the 1985 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the year's best children's book, in its German translation Sophiechen und der Riese and the 1991 Read Alone and Read Aloud BILBY Awards.
2. In 2003 it was ranked number 56 in The Big Read, a two-stage survey of the British public by the BBC to determine the "Nation's Best-loved Novel".
3.The U.S. National Education Association listed The BFG among the "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" based on a 2007 online poll.
4. In 2012 it was ranked number 88 among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with primarily U.S. audience. It was the fourth of four books by Dahl among the Top 100, more than any other writer.
I liked this film very much and even my little cousin did! I think this film is perfect not only for children, but even for adults; it teaches very important values like love for adventure and that appearance doesn’t matter. You can learn that from BFG who is as great as gentle.
We were moved and we laughed at the same time and also for that I recommend everyone to see it. Once again, Spielberg the Great doesn’t disappoint.
I hope you liked this post and if you haven’t yet you’ll soon watch this movie. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the trailer.