History Creator / RoaldDahl

22nd Jul '16 4:20:57 PM DoctorCooper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: His book ''The Magic Finger'' is about a girl who points people who had enraged her with her finger and converts the ponted person into an animal.
19th Jul '16 6:56:05 AM YZQ
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite. [[note]]Having said that, Dahl himself maintained that he is not anti-Semite, but anti-Israel. He maintained friendships with a number of Jews, including philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, who said, "I thought he might say anything. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line. He was a man who followed whims, which meant he would blow up in one direction, so to speak." Amelia Foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, states, "This (referring to the offending quote below) is again an example of how Dahl refused to take anything seriously, even himself. He was very angry at the Israelis. He had a childish reaction to what was going on in Israel. Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner. His publisher was a Jew, his agent was a Jew, and thought nothing but good things from them. He asked me to be its managing director, and I'm Jewish."[[[/note]]:

to:

Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite. [[note]]Having said that, Dahl himself maintained that he is not anti-Semite, but anti-Israel. He maintained friendships with a number of Jews, including philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, who said, "I thought he might say anything. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line. He was a man who followed whims, which meant he would blow up in one direction, so to speak." Amelia Foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, states, "This (referring to the offending quote below) is again an example of how Dahl refused to take anything seriously, even himself. He was very angry at the Israelis. He had a childish reaction to what was going on in Israel. Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner. His publisher was a Jew, his agent was a Jew, and thought nothing but good things from them. He asked me to be its managing director, and I'm Jewish."[[[/note]]:"[[/note]]:
19th Jul '16 6:28:41 AM YZQ
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite .[[note]]Having said that, Dahl himself maintained that he is not anti-Semite, but anti-Israel. He maintained friendships with a number of Jews, including philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, who said, "I thought he might say anything. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line. He was a man who followed whims, which meant he would blow up in one direction, so to speak." Amelia Foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, states, "This (referring to the offending quote below) is again an example of how Dahl refused to take anything seriously, even himself. He was very angry at the Israelis. He had a childish reaction to what was going on in Israel. Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner. His publisher was a Jew, his agent was a Jew, and thought nothing but good things from them. He asked me to be its managing director, and I'm Jewish."[[[/note]]
:

to:

Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite .anti-Semite. [[note]]Having said that, Dahl himself maintained that he is not anti-Semite, but anti-Israel. He maintained friendships with a number of Jews, including philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, who said, "I thought he might say anything. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line. He was a man who followed whims, which meant he would blow up in one direction, so to speak." Amelia Foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, states, "This (referring to the offending quote below) is again an example of how Dahl refused to take anything seriously, even himself. He was very angry at the Israelis. He had a childish reaction to what was going on in Israel. Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner. His publisher was a Jew, his agent was a Jew, and thought nothing but good things from them. He asked me to be its managing director, and I'm Jewish."[[[/note]]
:
"[[[/note]]:
19th Jul '16 6:28:05 AM YZQ
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite:

to:

Most controversially (and the obvious reason why he never received a knighthood or other official UK honours, other than an OBE which he turned down as he wanted his wife to be Lady Dahl) he was also quite the anti-Semite:anti-Semite .[[note]]Having said that, Dahl himself maintained that he is not anti-Semite, but anti-Israel. He maintained friendships with a number of Jews, including philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, who said, "I thought he might say anything. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line. He was a man who followed whims, which meant he would blow up in one direction, so to speak." Amelia Foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, states, "This (referring to the offending quote below) is again an example of how Dahl refused to take anything seriously, even himself. He was very angry at the Israelis. He had a childish reaction to what was going on in Israel. Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner. His publisher was a Jew, his agent was a Jew, and thought nothing but good things from them. He asked me to be its managing director, and I'm Jewish."[[[/note]]
:
6th Jul '16 10:54:03 AM Pren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->"I don't write horror stories, I write funny stories. I think they're funny, anyway"

to:

-->"I ->"I don't write horror stories, I write funny stories. I think they're funny, anyway"
6th Jul '16 10:53:30 AM Pren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

-->"I don't write horror stories, I write funny stories. I think they're funny, anyway"
19th Apr '16 12:56:09 PM Aurelian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Dahl's eventual emergence as a full-time children's writer began in the early 1960s, after ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' and ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' became a huge success. Other popular titles followed in quick succession, accelerating into the 1980s, when Dahl was well into his sixties/seventies: ''Literature/TheBFG'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''... Traditionally, his books are illustrated by Quentin Blake, master of loopy sketchiness. Almost all of his juvenile books have been made into movies the iconic ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' more than once though he [[CreatorBacklash so disliked]] ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' that it was nearly 15 years before he allowed another of his books to be adapted (''Literature/TheWitches'', and he didn't like that much either). Curiously, no two of these movies were made by the same person. Particularly in the U.K., stage adaptations of his work are numerous as well; in TheNewTens, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' and ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have both become successful West End musicals.

to:

Dahl's eventual emergence as a full-time children's writer began in the early 1960s, after ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' and ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' became a huge success. Other popular titles followed in quick succession, accelerating into the 1980s, when Dahl was well into his sixties/seventies: ''Literature/TheBFG'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''... Traditionally, his books are illustrated by Quentin Blake, master of loopy sketchiness. Almost all of his juvenile books have been made into movies the iconic ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' more than once though he [[CreatorBacklash so disliked]] ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' that it was nearly 15 years before he allowed another of his books to be adapted (''Literature/TheWitches'', and (and he didn't like that ''Literature/TheWitches'' much either). Curiously, no two of these movies were made by the same person. Particularly in the U.K., stage adaptations of his work are numerous as well; in TheNewTens, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' and ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have both become successful West End musicals.
19th Apr '16 12:54:33 PM Aurelian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Dahl's eventual emergence as a full-time children's writer began in the early 1960s, after ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' and ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' became a huge success. Other popular titles followed in quick succession, accelerating into the 1980s, when Dahl was well into his sixties/seventies: ''Literature/TheBFG'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''... Traditionally, his books are illustrated by Quentin Blake, master of loopy sketchiness. Almost all of his juvenile books have been made into movies the iconic ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' more than once and, curiously, no two of these movies were made by the same people (though Creator/HenrySelick almost broke this trend; after making ''James and the Giant Peach'', he was slated to direct ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'', but left to work on ''Coraline'' instead). Particularly in the U.K., stage adaptations of his work are numerous as well; in TheNewTens, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' and ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have both become successful West End musicals.

to:

Dahl's eventual emergence as a full-time children's writer began in the early 1960s, after ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' and ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' became a huge success. Other popular titles followed in quick succession, accelerating into the 1980s, when Dahl was well into his sixties/seventies: ''Literature/TheBFG'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''... Traditionally, his books are illustrated by Quentin Blake, master of loopy sketchiness. Almost all of his juvenile books have been made into movies the iconic ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' more than once and, curiously, though he [[CreatorBacklash so disliked]] ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' that it was nearly 15 years before he allowed another of his books to be adapted (''Literature/TheWitches'', and he didn't like that much either). Curiously, no two of these movies were made by the same people (though Creator/HenrySelick almost broke this trend; after making ''James and the Giant Peach'', he was slated to direct ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'', but left to work on ''Coraline'' instead).person. Particularly in the U.K., stage adaptations of his work are numerous as well; in TheNewTens, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' and ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have both become successful West End musicals.
14th Apr '16 2:07:14 PM ValarHodoris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''Roald Dahl''' is a Norwegian-British author (1916-1990) most famous for his distinctively dark but often whimsical children's novels and poetry collections, though he started out as a writer of short stories for adults.

to:

'''Roald Dahl''' is was a Norwegian-British author (1916-1990) most famous for his distinctively dark but often whimsical children's novels and poetry collections, though he started out as a writer of short stories for adults.
7th Mar '16 10:56:15 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Although Dahl's flying career was ended by the crash, his military service was not. He found himself assigned as Assistant Air Attache to the British Embassy in Washington DC. While there, his natural charm and ability with words and conversation got him a second, unofficial position with the British Security Co-Ordination, an office officially meant to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coordinate security i.e. counterespionage with the United States]], but actually a quasi-espionage organization in itself, giving the British Government an inside view of American political activity, tracking down and discrediting pro-Nazi individuals, groups, and businesses, and working to make sure the United States maintained its commitment to assisting the British in their war effort. Dahl's part in this was to hobnob with [[FranklinDRoosevelt the president and his wife]], a young congressman named LyndonJohnson, and other notables, sometimes [[ReallyGetsAround with his penis]]. Yes, he was also very popular with the ladies, almost to the point of a real-life JamesBond (and coincidentally, another intelligence officer he worked with on occasion was none other than IanFleming).

to:

Although Dahl's flying career was ended by the crash, his military service was not. He found himself assigned as Assistant Air Attache to the British Embassy in Washington DC. While there, his natural charm and ability with words and conversation got him a second, unofficial position with the British Security Co-Ordination, an office officially meant to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coordinate security i.e. counterespionage with the United States]], but actually a quasi-espionage organization in itself, giving the British Government an inside view of American political activity, tracking down and discrediting pro-Nazi individuals, groups, and businesses, and working to make sure the United States maintained its commitment to assisting the British in their war effort. Dahl's part in this was to hobnob with [[FranklinDRoosevelt the president and his wife]], a young congressman named LyndonJohnson, and other notables, sometimes [[ReallyGetsAround with his penis]]. Yes, he was also very popular with the ladies, almost to the point of a real-life JamesBond Franchise/JamesBond (and coincidentally, another intelligence officer he worked with on occasion was none other than IanFleming).
Creator/IanFleming).



In the 1950s Dahl finally earned lasting fame as a writer of suspenseful BlackComedy magazine short stories for adults, later collected into the book and TV series ''Literature/TalesOfTheUnexpected'', earning him the title of "Master of the Macabre" on both sides of the Atlantic. His short stories were also adapted to episodes of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''. In his increasingly rare spare time, he wrote the screenplays for the Creator/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', both adaptations of books by his good friend Creator/IanFleming.

to:

In the 1950s Dahl finally earned lasting fame as a writer of suspenseful BlackComedy magazine short stories for adults, later collected into the book and TV series ''Literature/TalesOfTheUnexpected'', earning him the title of "Master of the Macabre" on both sides of the Atlantic. His short stories were also adapted to episodes of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''. In his increasingly rare spare time, he wrote the screenplays for the Creator/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', both adaptations of books by his good friend Creator/IanFleming.
This list shows the last 10 events of 57. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.RoaldDahl