History Trivia / TheBFG

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.
5th Aug '16 2:22:29 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 (Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton aren't Hollywood A-Listers despite being very talented character actors) played a key factor with dismal numbers.

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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.
30th Jul '16 10:26:24 AM fearlessnikki
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In early drafts of the story, the BFG abducted a boy called Joy. It was later changed to a girl, named Sophie after Roald Dahl's granddaughter.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In early drafts of the story, the BFG abducted a boy called Joy.Jody. It was later changed to a girl, named Sophie after Roald Dahl's granddaughter.




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* DeletedScene: A tie-in book based on the film showed still images of a scene that didn't appear in the final cut. It has Sophie getting separated from the BFG on the way back from Dream Country - getting dropped amongst the rest of the giants by a dragonfly. The BFG rescues her before the other giants wake up, although they do sense a human's scent. The shot of the giants leaving is used in the Queen's nightmare.
30th Jul '16 10:22:21 AM fearlessnikki
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Dahl said the BFG's made-up words are collected from his wife Patricia Neal's damaged vocabulary after a surgery, in fact they are left in for the parents to understand.
** A television is called a Bunkum Box, which come from the American political term Buncombe.

!!The movie

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: WhatCouldHaveBeen: In early drafts of the story, the BFG abducted a boy called Joy. It was later changed to a girl, named Sophie after Roald Dahl's granddaughter.
* WriteWhatYouKnow:
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Dahl said the BFG's made-up words are collected from his wife Patricia Neal's damaged vocabulary after a surgery, in fact they are left in for the parents to understand.
** A television is called a Bunkum Box, which come comes from the American political term Buncombe.

!!The movie1989 animated movie:
* ActorAllusion: The boy who dreams that he becomes invisible has a ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' poster in his room. David Jason, who voices the BFG, had provided the voice of Danger Mouse.
* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Roald Dahl reportedly stood up and clapped at the end when he first saw it.

!!The 2016 live-action movie:


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Spielberg offered Gene Wilder a cameo, as he had played Willy Wonka in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. He declined.
** When the film was first greenlit, Robin Williams was considered to play the titular character.
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