Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.Written by
Producers Frank Marshall and 'Kathleen Kennedy were familiar with many of source author 'Roadl Dahl''s other books like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach" and "Matilda" which have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, but neither had read "The BFG." The above-mentioned stories have all been filmed prior to this [See: The BFG (1987), Matilda (1996), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and James and the Giant Peach (1996)]. It wasn't until a chance encounter on the set of Milk Money (1994) in 1993 that Kennedy read "The BFG" (1982) novel for herself and realized that Steven Spielberg, their longtime friend, colleague and collaborator, was just the person to appreciate the scope, playfulness and sheer invention of the book. See more »
After the grabbing Sophie, BFG hides by jumping and lying down on a truck. The tires and truck must be of superb construction because neither react to this sudden huge weight. See more »
Rondeau from 'Phaeton'
Written by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performed by Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Dominik Kiefer
Courtesy of Tudor Recording AG
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I don't get the bad reviews here, were they watching the same film? or maybe they have lost touch with their inner child. I loved this film and I'm not a kid I'm a 55 year old bloke. The film follows the book faithfully and keeps hold of Roald Dahl's odd humour well. The girl playing Sophie is an excellent Northern British actress who plays the part very well and is well cast, the giant character is funny, magical and full of warmth and charm with the CG very well done. Sure its a kids film but as such it is a very good one, if you want more adult material then don't watch kids films but if you like magical fantasy with humour and great visuals I recommend the BFG wholeheartedly.
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