The BFG (2016)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

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  • Ruby Barnhill in The BFG (2016)
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons at an event for The BFG (2016)
  • Kristen Schaal and Jemaine Clement at an event for The BFG (2016)
  • Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill in The BFG (2016)
  • Ruby Barnhill at an event for The BFG (2016)
  • Mark Rylance in The BFG (2016)

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19 December 2016 | miguelneto-74936
| A cool movie from Disney, it's good to see Spielberg going back to making children's films.
The BFG surprised me, I expected nothing but a boring and bland movie from Disney, luckily the movie is cool, has funny moments, the giant is a very charismatic character, Ruby Barnhill is fine, Ruby's chemistry Barnhill with Mark Rylance is very good, the look is beautiful, it has good moments, the final scene is cool, the script has problems, the movie takes a while to get nice, I found the beginning very slow and tedious, the direction of The master of Steven Spielberg is good, even though it is not comparable to his best works, The BFG is a fun movie, with some funny moments, has a nice story, even a script with problems, and some weak dialogues, the chemistry of the main characters is Very good, and the movie soundtracks are pretty cool. Note 6.7

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At the center of the production's challenge to enable the characters to act within the same environment, was veteran production designer Rick Carter who said: "The goal was to create as intimate a space where Steven Spielberg could work with the actors and the actors could relate to one another, so that technology would not be an obstruction to Steven's direction or take any authenticity away from the performances." As a result, Carter and his co-production designer Rob Stromberg went to great lengths to accommodate three different worlds for three different-sized beings, in some cases duplicating sets three times over. There was a set for the 50-foot tall giants, for the 24-foot tall BFG, and a huge, over-scale set with big over-scale props for Sophie to make her look small. Fortunately, actor Mark Rylance had a tremendous amount of faith in the story and, actress Ruby Barnhill, a tremendous amount of faith in her imagination. Carter added: "Between Mark's belief in story and how to perform the story, and Ruby's belief that everything is possible, both of those actors made this world of evolved technology disappear so that they could give each other the most authentic performances."


Sophie: It was the Witching Hour, when the Boogeyman comes out... when people go missing. The girls say the Witching Hour arrives at midnight. I think it comes at three in the morning, when I'm the only one awake. Like always. Like now.


All of the Queen's equerries, assistants and servants address her as "ma'am" which rhymes with farm. However, it is well known that the real Queen Elizabeth II hates this and prefers being called "m'am" which rhymes with jam. As close aides to the Queen, they should really know this. Funnily enough the only person who gets it right is Sophie, who could be forgiven for getting it wrong.

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Rondeau from 'Phaeton'
Written by
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performed by Capriccio Basel Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Dominik Kiefer
Courtesy of Tudor Recording AG
By arrangement with Source/Q and Naxos


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Adventure | Family | Fantasy

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