Posts tagged with roald-dahl

Dec 10 2018

Eh... maybe?


According to The Guardian, Neflix has announced plans to produced a number of animated adaptations of Roald Dahl's work. In addition to new versions of stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and The Twits, Netflix is...

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Feb 13 2018

At least there's that


I don't really see the need for yet another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie adaptation, but apparently one is in the works. At least this version won't be...

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Jul 19 2016

Vital questions of our times


The fine people at Lucky Peach recently put together a list of Nineteen of Roald Dahl’s Most Important Food Inventions. Sometimes I forget how incredibly messed up Dahl's writing was, and then a passage like this one, from The Witches, reminds me...

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Dec 10 2015

CGI hands creep me out


The teaser trailer has been released for Disney's upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. This has never been one of my favorite books, so...

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Sep 3 2014

Gross, gross, gross


Margaret Talbot over at The New Yorker recently posted an article that perfectly sums up my feelings about the deeply creepifying new cover art for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

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Jun 24 2014



Roald Dahl's official website recently posted an announcement about the upcoming film adaptation of Dahl's 1982 novel The BFG. According to the site, the movie will be co-produced by DreamWorks and Disney, directed by Steven Spielberg, and released on July 1, 2016...

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Mar 27 2014



It's the 50th anniversary of the publication of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Publishers Weekly has posted a helpful round-up of Penguin's upcoming year-long celebration plans...

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Sep 24 2013

Cooking with Roald Dahl


The blog Paper and Salt (which attempts to "recreate and reinterpret the dishes that iconic authors discuss in their letters, diaries, essays, and fiction") doesn't update often, and even more rarely does it feature authors that I like, but the author recently came up with a recipe inspired by Roald Dahl's "Frozen Homemade Kit-Kat Cake"...

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Oct 11 2010

Want to smell tomato-soup-roast-beef-and-blueberry-pie fresh?

Of all the candy mentioned in Roald Dahl's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet Beauregarde's full-course-dinner gum has always struck me as the least appealing, but apparently scientis...

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Sep 1 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox movie smells of win

And in slightly bigger-budget promotional news, here's the trailer for the upcoming film based on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox:I was a little taken aback by the animation style, but this film lo...

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Aug 3 2007

*Not* an alphabet book

Roald Dahl fans take note: the paperback edition of Wendy Cooling's D is for Dahl: A Gloriumptious A to Z Guide to the World of Roald Dahl, is due out on August 16th. Dahl was just as weird as an...

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Sep 21 2006

Wordcandy Weekly Book Snippet

Excerpt from: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald DahlWhy you should buy a copy of your very own:It's just as nasty as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but even weirder!In this scene....

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Sep 25 2004

My Uncle Oswald, by Roald Dahl


If you took any good caper movie, turned it into a book, added a boatload of tongue-in-cheek licentiousness, and stuck the whole thing in a plummy P.G. Wodehouse-style setting, you’d still en...

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Aug 11 2004

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is best known for his cheerfully creepy children's classics, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches an...

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