Friday, November 06, 2009

Kids are watching Chitty Chitty....

I turned on "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" for my kids, and I was interested to see the book was by Ian Fleming (I already knew this)--the same guy who wrote all the James Bond novels--and the film was produced by Albert Broccoli (same guy who produced the original James Bond movies).

But here was the great joy--the film script was written by Roald Dahl!

That explains the whimsy, the portrayal of both the kids and the adults, the dressing up as dolls, etc.

Now that I think about it, Dick van Dyke and Roald Dahl are a rather excellent combination, aren't they!

And yes, the movie is rather long and tedious (Dahl was a novelist, remember), but my kids are entranced. He got all the right elements in there!

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