History Literature / TheBFG

19th Jan '17 11:43:50 AM Hedging
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* AnimatedMusical: The Creator/CosgroveHall version had songs in it.

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* AnimatedMusical: The Creator/CosgroveHall version had two songs in it.



%%* AwardBaitSong:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CmETerX-q0 "Sometimes, Secretly"]] from the movie.

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%%* * AwardBaitSong:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CmETerX-q0 "Sometimes, Secretly"]] from the movie. It didn't work though.



* CanonImmigrant: The mouse-like creature in giant country, who also doubles as a ChevoksGunman to an extent. His purpose is mainly to provide comic relief in the first half of the film and doesn't interact with the main characters at all until the very end, where he attempts (in vain) to help Sophie escape the Fleshlumpeater.



%%* {{Phlegmings}}: Several of the Giants.

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%%* ** The BFG's expression changes from a satisfied one to this when he sees that the snozzcumber he duped the Bloodbottler into eating has Sophie hiding inside!
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{{Phlegmings}}: Several of the Giants.Giants, such as the Bloodbottler.
* PerpetualFrowner: The Fleshlumpeater in the animated film never smiles at all (though he is heard cackling slightly after he traps Sophie)



%%* TheVoice: Mrs. Clonkers.

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%%* * TheVoice: Mrs. Clonkers.
16th Jan '17 7:37:09 AM Hedging
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** Also the soldiers to some extent. In the novel, they very fearfully tie up the giants (while the military commanders wait at a safe distance) and break out into total panic when the giants wake up. Here, they go about their work rather calmly and bravely fend off the giants whom they awaken with success..[[spoiler: at least until the Fleshlumpeater arrives.]]
1st Jan '17 4:17:38 AM dieseldragons
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: In Giant country, the world according to BFG is ''ancient'', just as he is. Said world orbits two stars, one like our own sun, but the other is a bright blue stellar object - such stars burning their mass in a hotter spectrum have ridiculously short lifespans (in comparison to other Suns like ours), and given its close proximity, it'll exhaust it's hydrogen, becoming a supergiant that'll swallow up the binary yellow star and Giant country.
28th Dec '16 12:50:59 PM Hedging
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* SlidingScaleofAdaptationModification: Type 4.
25th Dec '16 12:28:43 PM dieseldragons
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* StarvingArtist: Subverted, though the BFG has to eat disgusting Snozzcumbers. Dreams that escape from dreamland are illogical, nonsensical, and some of them are nightmarish. The BFG makes dreams have beginnings, middles, and endings, [[DoingItForTheArt thus turning them into stories for children and adults everywhere]], taking great pride in his not-for-profit work.
17th Dec '16 1:12:57 PM Vox
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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal - tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and their general contempt for humanity, the giants are all well aware of this - they mention that if one of them is spotted there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.

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* MugglesDoItBetter: The British Army and the RAF ''could'' have easily obliterated the giants (as discussed in length by the Field Marshal and the Air Chief Marshal - tanks, machine guns, bombs, artillery, fighter jets, etc). Yet, [[spoiler:they managed to tie them up in their sleep, commando style, without firing a shot, and ''still'' come out on top]]. Interestingly, despite their stupidity and their general contempt for humanity, the PunyHumans, the giants are all well aware of this - they mention that if one of them is spotted there might be a "giant hunt" which none of them want to happen, and according to the BFG the Fleshlumpeater has wanted to eat the Queen of England for a while, but doesn't dare risk it because she's well protected by soldiers.



* AdaptationalBadass: After a fashion - in the book the Fleshlumpeater is the biggest and strongest of the giants, but he's also a stupid coward who gets taken out by an obvious trick. The animated movie makes him ''far'' more sinister, and he doesn't go down without a fight.

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* AdaptationalBadass: After a fashion - in the book the Fleshlumpeater is the biggest and strongest of the giants, but he's also a stupid dimwitted coward who gets taken out by an obvious trick. The animated movie makes him ''far'' more sinister, and he doesn't go down without puts up much more of a fight.fight before being brought down.
1st Dec '16 7:51:31 PM Hedging
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* AlternateUniverse: Giant country is this in the animated adaptation, complete with a somewhat creepy looking portal.
19th Nov '16 1:58:35 AM smalltime
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: In the animated film, for obvious reasons Sophie is missing certain anatomy during the bath scene.



* InvisibleAnatomy: In the animated film, for obvious reasons Sophie is missing some anatomy during the bath scene.
19th Nov '16 1:55:25 AM smalltime
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* InvisibleAnatomy: In the animated film, for obvious reasons Sophie is missing some anatomy during the bath scene.
28th Oct '16 5:05:04 PM Vox
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* AdaptationalBadass: After a fashion - in the book the Fleshlumpeater is the biggest and strongest of the giants, but he's also a stupid coward who gets taken out by an obvious trick. The animated movie makes him ''far'' more sinister, and he doesn't go down without a fight.
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