History Trivia / TheBFG

16th Feb '17 8:21:59 AM Mario1995
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation then-Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.
15th Jan '17 6:31:51 PM Hedging
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* DawsonCasting: Sophie's voice actress Amanda Root. She was twenty-six when she recorded the part.
23rd Dec '16 8:17:39 PM gjjones
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this This movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? theaters. It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach based on a Roald Dahl story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.


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* AuthorExistenceFailure: In November 2015, Melissa Mathison died of cancer, making this film her last work as a screenwriter.
2nd Oct '16 10:04:48 AM nombretomado
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name DreamWorks could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film had to be released under the Creator/AmblinEntertainment name instead of the Creator/DreamWorks name due to a mandate from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg that was set up where the name DreamWorks [=DreamWorks=] could not be used on a live-action family film, possibly to avoid confusion.
12th Sep '16 5:04:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActingForTwo: The actors playing the giants also portray the drunken men Sophie complains about at the start of the film.
29th Aug '16 1:32:56 PM jameygamer
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** Spielberg offered Gene Wilder a cameo, as he had played Willy Wonka in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. He declined.

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** Spielberg offered Gene Wilder Creator/GeneWilder a cameo, as he had played Willy Wonka in fellow Roald Dahl film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. He declined. Sadly, Wilder died weeks after ''The BFG's'' release.
29th Aug '16 1:30:25 PM jameygamer
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least at [[Film/{{Matilda}} least]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] five]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] films]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story story]] to become an AcclaimedFlop.
28th Aug '16 9:59:19 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox other]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.
25th Aug '16 9:13:10 PM Premonition45
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* InMemoriam: Dedicated to screenwriter and longtime Spielberg collaborator Melissa Mathison. It was her last screenplay before her death in 2015.
11th Aug '16 1:01:39 PM AreYouTyler
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was well-received by critics but was a box office failure. Did we forget to mention that this movie was directed by ''Creator/StevenSpielberg'', whose name is almost guaranteed to draw audiences to the theaters? It's generally agreed that a lack of a viable star (Mark (Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers. To Spielberg's credit, he's not alone; this is one of as least [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory three]] [[Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach films]] based on a Roald Dahl story to become an AcclaimedFlop.
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