The BFG by Roald DahlCaptured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. Its lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.
When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
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The Meaning Of 'The BFG' Will Surprise Roald Dahl Fans
It's the name of, you guessed it, a big friendly giant. But that's to say that the acronym doesn't have any significance at all. The idea of the BFG was first shared with the public in Dahl's story Danny, the Champion of the World , but it wasn't until seven years later that the BFG would reach icon status with the publication of Dahl's The BFG book, widely regarded as a children's classic. The true meaning behind the moniker has yet to be revealed, but there is something to be said for the theory that Roald Dahl himself was the BFG. What proof do we have that Dahl was the BFG, you ask?
In the tradition of classic storybook monsters, those other giants love to devour children, but The BFG is a strict vegetarian. He subsists on boat-sized snozzcumbers, which are just revolting enough to make cannibalism seem not so bad. The movie is the final collaboration between Spielberg and E. Like their previous movie about a little boy and a lost alien, The BFG is a story of unexpected friendship. Obviously, there are subtle differences: the character is feet high and has ears the size of trampolines. He was having as much fun as everybody else.
But then again, when are movies ever as dark or as weird as the Roald Dahl originals? Roald Dahl's novels have sharp edges that tend to get filed away when they're made into movies, seemingly out of a misguided idea that children can't handle a little darkness. On the pages of James and the Giant Peach , for instance, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker get squashed to death by the titular peach as it rolls down the hill toward the sea; the main character in The Witches is never turned from a mouse back into a boy; and in The BFG , the title character's brethren go out every night and snatch people out of their beds to eat them. But that's largely heh abstracted from Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of Dahl's children's book. Dahl's BFG isn't just clear about the people-eating, it's filled with irresistibly groanworthy gags about how the natives of various countries taste — Turks are reminiscent of turkey, Swedes have a "Sweden sour taste," and everyone from Greece is safe on account of their greasy flavor. Spielberg's movie vaguely suggests the whole human-hunting thing is a recent development for giants and arranges for the bulk of them to ultimately regret their "cannybull" ways.