The BFG is finally here! As you know, I have been eagerly waiting for this Spielberg and Disney collaboration. As an educator, I have been a fan of the Roald Dahl book and wanted to see how it would come to life on the big screen.
The BFG has his own special language. We find out that he has not had proper schooling and doesn’t necessarily speak correctly. While I was reading the book to my class this June, I found that they were entranced with my version of the BFG’s Gobblefunk language.
Now, why should you go to see The BFG?
- It shares the story of an unlikely friendship between a 24 ft giant and a young orphan named Sophie. In a way, they both need each other. Throughout the movie, this bond grows stronger and you see how they both help each other and save the world from the giants.
- Watching Dream Country come to life is something that you must see. I love how the dreams come from what seems to be a Tree of Life. To me, it is filled with great symbolism. “This is where all dreams is beginning.”
- If you read the book, you are in for a treat as you listen to Mark Rylance as The BFG. If you have not read the book yet, it is not too late. Now that you have seen the movie, it will be a great follow up read to especially if you have a child who has questions about the story.
One of my favorite parts of reading the story was getting used to The BFG’s Gobblefunk language. Words like whizzpopper and phizzwizards have become part of my daily vocabulary with my girls and believe me , it has been grand jabbeling with my gigglers about his language.
To help you understand, here is an explanation of Gobblefunk.
Have you seen The BFG? Have you read the book? What intrigues you about the movie?