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The best Roald Dahl productions at a glance

The BFG will be released today in our halls. Of course, not the first film adaptation of a story by Roald Dahl. The best predecessors lists, we are here for a moment.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Gene Wilder is the (sometimes creepy) star of the show as the eccentric Willy Wonka in a colorful, and delightfully odd musical/fantasy, in which a largely spoiled gang pendulums in Wonka’s chocolate factory, from hell to hell.

For Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory worked for Dahl to the script, because it is, however, not fast enough went, it was completed by David Seltzer. Dahl was irate about the result, in which there is more attention went to Willy Wonka to Charlie. He expropriated the final film.

In 2004 there was a remake of dark fairytale-king Tim Burton with a awkward Johnny Depp who is so able to overacteren that his Jack Sparrow to be a paragon of subtlety seems to be.

The BFG (1989)

Now the technology filmmakers, to establish in a credible manner giants on the white canvas to bring, we finally have a film adaptation of The BFG (aka The Big Friendly Giant). The end of the 80s was possible, but with the help of animation techniques.

Roald Dahl is always critical for the filmadaptaties of his work, but after a screening of this animatieprent he gave apparently a standing ovation.

The Witches (1990)

The pre-CGI poppenwerk of Jim Henson is a feast for the eyes in this film adaptation of The Witches by Nicholas Roeg. An army of grotesque witches, led by Surviving Huston, wants all the children turn into mice. Childish fun in a dark jacket, such as only Roald Dahl could think of.

Fact: the prologue takes place in dahl’s original country of origin, Norway.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

What do you get when you have producer Tim Burton and director Henry Selick, the team behind The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993),an adaptation of a Roald Dahl book. Very simple: you receive than the stunning animation combined with the ability of Selick and Dahl to pests such as a grasshopper, a centipede and a spider to amiable characters to transform.

Roald Dahl has in his life, becoming adaptations of James and the Giant Peach stopped, but his widow Liccy cocked her foot a bit less stiff. They got no regrets, they found the result “a wonderful film”.

Matilda (1996)

Danny DeVito crawls into the regiestoel for this child favourite of just about every girl that grew up in the nineties. Rebellious eight-year-old genius Matilda with telekinetic gifts, teaches her parents the importance of education and put the school of the evil Agatha Trunchbull on stilts.

Witty, cheerful, and resourceful nostalgietrip.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2005)

A visual artist par excellence, Wes Anderson amazes in his first animated film with an inventive and sometimes hilarious stop-motionkomedie. George Clooney lives if Mr. Fox, who first a number of farmers continuously robs and then, along with other colorful companions, to the vengeance to outwit.

The film was nominated for the Academy Awards Best Animated film and Best Music.

Curious: why advertising companies, the producers of the film as “Based on the book by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” instead of “Based on the book by Roald Dahl”?

Esio Trot (2015)

Who Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench and James Corden collected for a television movie should be of high quality. Or just about stoneware Roald Dahl material. This entertaining and heart-warming tv comedy is the latest Dahl-filming and was part of the kerstprogrammering of BBC One.

(JVDV)

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