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The Hero Of 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black
But Roald Dahl's agent persuaded him to make Charlie Bucket white.
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James Corden Gives 'Matilda The Musical' A Hilarious Donald Trump Twist
"When I grow up I will eliminate Obamacare, replace it with, well I don’t care."
8 Creatures From Literature Who Can Teach Us Humans A Thing Or Two
Owner of Bookishly
There are so many different components behind the makings of a brilliant book, plot and characterization being two key factors
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ARTS & CULTURE
This Roald Dahl Clothing Line Is A Childhood Dream Come True
If only they made these in adult sizes.
ARTS & CULTURE
Roald Dahl's True Genius Was As An Audiobook Reader
You haven't really experienced "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" until you've heard Dahl read it himself.
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ARTS & CULTURE
50 Amazing Words Roald Dahl Made Up
The author of "Matilda," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and "James and the Giant Peach" was the master of his own language.
The BFG - A Fantastic Fantasy!
The Coalition for Quality Children's Media
The Good Dinosaur
's Production Design Presented Many Challenges to Harley Jessup and His Team at Pixar
Entertainment journalist and Walt Disney Company expert
Once upon a time, Harley Jessup worked on
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What Fresh Hell Is This?
San Francisco-based arts critic
One of the joys of being able to see certain actors appear in various productions throughout the year on Bay area stages is that one gets a chance to appreciate their versatility. I have never seen San San José on fire with the intensity he brought to his portrayal of Segismundo.
Gay Couple's Wedding Channels 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'
Curtis M. Wong
Veruca Salt would envy this couple's candy-coated nuptial fête.
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at the Ahmanson
Author, journalist and former Congressional candidate
Music/Theatre, The Arts Meet the Laser, the Computer, the New Digital World
CEO of Music Theatre International; 2012 Tony Honor for Excell...
In January 2015, I read more about Steve Jobs and also the development of Bill Gates. I read an obituary about Charles Townes, the father of the laser (who died at age 99). I saw a fine film about Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the Enigma Code during World War II.
Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles
How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids
Helen I. Hwang
Journalist, Author, Mechanical Engineer
Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?
The Crocodile and the Scorpion
Founding CEO of CNN
As to who played the scorpion and who played the crocodile, I'd give the first title "Scorpion" to Dick Cheney and share the second, "Crocodile" between Bush Jr. and Obama. Cheney injected the venom and Bush and Obama have been drowning in it ever since.
5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror
Canada's Hotel Finder
Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.
Ten Surprising Facts About 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'
Author, 'Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory'
Mr. Willy Wonka was first known as Mr. Ritchie.
Creepiest Book Cover Ever?
It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art
'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour
Washington Post contributor, children's book author.
Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.
Steven Spielberg Will Direct Adaptation Of Beloved Roald Dahl Story
Why Are Roald Dahl's Stories So Creepy?
TV Increases Ignorance
Journalist, Editor-in-Chief 'Boxer'
Some people on TV give all kinds of wrong information to the viewers. Maybe they do it for the political interests of the TV channel, maybe they shape the information with their own opinions or maybe even they don't know that the information they are giving is wrong.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Originally Just a Big Ad for Candy?
Writer and founder of legendsrevealed.com
It was not a major hit as a film, but it did, in fact, launch a popular candy company. Quaker Oats used the Willy Wonka Candy Company name for their new line of candy products (with Breaker Confections eventually becoming officially known as Willy Wonky Candy Company).
: Joys of Whizpoppers, Snozzcumbers, and Cannibalism
A lecturer at The City College of New York and has written for...
Janusz Kamiski's cinematography has seldom been more breathtaking, while the cast headed by Mark Rylance as the BFG, Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, and Penelope Wilton as the Queen are all engaging.
Steven Spielberg: The Importance of Magic
There is not a doubt in my mind that Mr. Spielberg believes in fairies and all things magical. I do, too. I've learned to cultivate enchantment and to be open to being astonished:
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