It's somewhat of a surprise that it has taken so long for Steven Spielberg to get around to directing and adaptation of a novel by Roald Dahl but it is finally here! Equally incredible is that it has taken so long for FOEC to make the jump from the written word to the spoken word but, at long last, here we are! For your listening pleasure FOEC presents its inaugural film podcast featuring the voices and opinions of Sandy Connell, James Morgan and Jeremy Parkinson, three chums with an irrepressible love of cinema.
Will Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of The BFG live up to the promise of Roald Dahl's beloved text or prove itself to be a lesser Spielberg effort? Following the discussion of The BFG is a rundown of the history of Roald Dahl books on film and some fond memories of how those books and films shaped our impressions of the art of storytelling. Listen, enjoy and please do share your comments and criticisms with us by writing to foecpod(at)gmail.com or by rating the podcast on Mixcloud or iTunes.
00:00 to 05:15 It's a new film podcast! Time for an intro
05:15 to 06:42 'To Giant Country,' from John WIlliams' score for The BFG (2016) and a clip from the film
06:42 to 24:16 Review of The BFG
24:16 to 25:08 Clip from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
25:08 to 58:32 Discussion of Roald Dahl's stories on film, including clips from The Witches (1990) and Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
THEME SONG: 'Film Film Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol from Film Film Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм – 1968)