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East Ohio movie reviewer, Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader writes,”There is perhaps no author of children’s books more revered by filmmakers than Roald Dahl. The amount of care that is rendered in the film adaptations of his works is unparalleled to anything other than perhaps the Harry Potter films. Dahl had a marvelous voice that refused to talk down to children and a wonderful way with language.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was Dahl’s last book for children and the film is a labor of love between director Stephen Spielberg, screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who also wrote E.T.) and British actor Mark Rylance, who brings heart and soul to the giant, and beauty to his vocabulary of mixed-up words (called Gobblefunk).”