The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Roald Dahl that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
There are several older movies that stick with you since you first saw them, and were lucky enough to be treated to seeing them again and again during holidays on TV, before we could instantly view them at any time. There was the Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Yes, Musings did review the latest version of the movie based on the modern classic by Roald Dahl, which starred Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton remake, but this time we are going to focus on the original, and when you get to see this movie exactly how it is meant to be seen, you will wonder why it took so long to get to Blu-Ray.
From the very beginning, we get drawn into this amazing world of fantasy meets pop culture, all filmed in Munich, but we never really knew what town the Wonka Candy Company called home. We get treated to the song about the candy man, and it was such a hit that Sammy Davis Jr. took it to number one on the Billboard charts not too long after this movie was released. Read more... (879 words, 139 images, estimated 3:31 mins reading time)
A classic Roald Dahl story that might have inadvertently been the inspiration for the Harry Potter books, Matilda is one movie we really never tire of, full of magic fun, and a very scary villain. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is a bright little girl that was born into a family that has no clue about how gifted this child really is. Her father, Harry Wormwood (Danny Devito) is the typical used car salesman crook. Her mother (Rhea Perlman) is obsessed with her looks and playing bingo, and her brother, Micheal (Brian Levinson) is just the loser of a big brother that likes to pick on her. Read more... (590 words, 109 images, estimated 2:22 mins reading time)
The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! The 1960s were still the time of the big budget musical, and many of these were set in the steampunk era, both in Europe and North America. In the case of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we are in Edwardian England, in some town not too far from the coast, though we are not sure exactly where, but with the geological references, it looks like it could be in the southern part. This story was an unusual departure from the James Bond/ MI6 stories that Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, and Albert R. Broccoli had been giving us during these Cold War years. I guess they decided it was time for a family film, and they did it on a huge scope. Read more... (901 words, 63 images, estimated 3:36 mins reading time)