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Questions tagged [roald-dahl]

For use when inquiring about the works (including film adaptations) of Roald Dahl (1916-1990). Notable examples are *Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*, *James and the Giant Peach* and *Matilda*

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Is there an official explanation for why Charlie turns American in the Great Glass Elevator?

The nationality of the title character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is not, as far as I know, ever stated explicitly; however, the denominations of money that he uses seems to place him in the ...
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Story Identification: Roald Dahl (?) Tale of Resurrected Mice

Can anyone identify this story which traumatised me as a child? The story concerned a small boy at a boarding house, or apartment and his creeping upstairs to spy on the old woman who lived upstairs. ...
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Why does the BFG look so old compared to the rest of the giants?

I went to see the movie adaption of The BFG by Roald Dahl. One thing I noticed was that the Big Friendly Giant (or, as they called him in the dubbed version, the EEG,) looked like an old man. All of ...
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TV Episode about woman in an electric chair

Reading this question I was reminded of a TV show I saw a long time ago that has an ending almost identical to the short story described there. The TV Episode, as I remember it, was black & white ...
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Was Miss Trunchbull a murderer?

In Roald Dahl's novel Matilda, Miss Agatha Trunchbull has undoubtedly committed enough crimes to spend a long time in prison if she's ever caught. But the book suggests one more possible crime to ...
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Why did Mike Teavee crack the code?

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (specifically the film), Mike brags (sort of) about the fact that he cracked the code for the Golden Tickets. He then explains that he hates chocolate. Why, then,...
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What was the meaning behind the turbine and the fizzy lifting drink?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 musical), each of the children was removed from the competition by them not being able to resist their character flaws. Augustus is sucked through a ...
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Why did Wonka wait till the end to scold Charlie?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 musical), Wonka systematically removed the children from the competition as they each did something horrible that reflected their personalities. ...
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Are Oompa-Loompas human?

I was watching the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and saw that Willy Wonka employed a race of short humanoids with burnt orange skin. It was implied that they are not human, but never ...