The glittering eyes cast on the whole world to discover the secrets hidden in unlikely spots is an interpretation of a line fixed in the legacy of Roald Dahl's works. The imaginative mind of the author provides a hint that the way people are searching to solve problems determines the way they aspire for achieving a goal. The poetry reading of "Cinderella" by Roald Dahl has encouraged many generations for creative behavior and modes of expressing hidden internal worlds.
An RAF fighter pilot during WWII, Dahl shared his adventures in the pages of the Saturday Evening Post. Those were his initial writing endeavors, and the first book, named The Gremlins, appeared in 1943. The intention for writing the book was to serve as a basis for an animated Walt Disney production, but the idea was left behind because of certain copyright and other concerns. The historical line is fusing with mystery and the mythical Gremlins - Dahl's invention - in the book. Their popularity in the U.S. motivated Eleanor Roosevelt to read it to the family. In a comic version, The Gremlins enjoyed a success story. A Spielberg's movie also stirred the spirit of the furry creatures in the 80s of the twentieth century.
A military tales collection of 10 short stories related to Dahl's RAF experience appeared in 1946, under the title Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying. The atmosphere, the sense of tragic developments and outcomes, dramatic twists, etc., impress the reading audience with a specific aspect of Dahl's approach to life, somehow in disharmony with his enjoyable style in other stories for grownups. Someone like You that followed in 1953 and Kiss, Kiss in 1959 gained a best-selling status for their author. The surrealism and dark humor of the former book, as well as its twist endings, attracted Hitchcock's attention to use one of the stories as a movie adaptation. Adele may have been inspired by the book, too, to dedicate a song with the same title - who knows?! The latter book is not a conventional love story book, although the dynamic of romantic relations is in the focus. The different storylines are imaginative and creative, as are the situations with their own merits.
After that period of writing for grownups, Dahl, while living in England, preferred starting to write children's books that earned him an everlasting fame. Some specifics of his writing refer to a comic style, dark humor, and violence. Child protagonists are usually under a threat from the actions of evil-intentioned and hostile adults. In 1961, James and the Giant Peach was intentionally written to entertain Dahl's own kids. A movie, based on the book, was released in 1996. The positive role model of James, an orphan and adventurer, enjoys the success of both creative works. Overcoming difficulties and stimulating friendship are among the main messages stemming from the plot.
The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie of 1971 was an adaptation of Dahl's next book for children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, published in 1964, and followed by another movie with the same title in 2005. Fantasy, magic, revenge, and a quest for justice are among the most challenging aspects of the plot. The Wonka chocolate factory and a golden ticket open door to the main hero. In the movie with the same title, the tandem Burton, as director, and J. Depp, as Wonka, brings home the eccentric spirit of the story, its charm as a science fiction tale and the traits of a comedy.
Fantastic Mr. Fox was published in 1970. What is the identity of the thief, visiting the farmers, not in a capacity to catch him ever? Will the community rely on Mr. Fox's actions and clever approaches? The animated movie of 2009, enjoying the voices of G. Clooney and M. Streep, sheds light on Mr. Fox's new status as a journalist.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 1972, and the elevator traveling into space, is the sequel of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The characters are familiar and spell the same charm, wisdom and magic. Dahl's interest in science provoked the story years after the first landing on the moon. Still years after The Enormous Crocodile, The BFG, The Witches, and Matilda, one of his last books, Dahl believed that as everyone could go to any place in the world, nothing held the fabulous any more...