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The Big Friendly Giant release GIF

liliamironova 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 11 15:37 -
“The BFG, Big Friendly Giant” Roald Dahl’s beloved adventure tale about a brave little girl who befriends the titular Big Friendly Giant, finds Steven Spielberg in his natural element of childlike enchantment, yet also strangely out of step, his trusted sense of narrative propulsion and pacing occasionally failing him in a saggy, draggy second act. Anchored by two winning lead performances, “The BFG” ultimately overcomes its longueur, if only by a hair of the title character’s chinny-chin-chin.

Sorry, that’s not a BFG-ism. Indeed, much of the enjoyment of “The BFG – Big Friendly Giant” adapted for the screen by the late Melissa Mathison — derives from the title’s character’s playful, uniquely “squiggly” vocabulary, as he puts it, in which strawberries become “strawbuncles,” and a television is a “telly-telly bunkum box.” He’s portrayed here by great British actor Mark Rylance with a wistful vocal cadence and digitally reproduced features that endow his animated likeness with enormous ears and a nose to match.

The BFG’s chief job in life is to catch dreams and distribute them while people sleep, by way of a trumpet-like dream blower. When a precocious orphan named Sophie spies him one night, he kidnaps her, lest she expose his identity. He takes her back to Giant Country, where the two become friends and, ultimately, allies against the hulking neighbors who bully him mercilessly for preferring vegetables to a diet of tasty “human beans.” [Link removed - login to see]

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