Why We Love Spielberg's "Children's Mind"

Trudie 2022-04-23 07:02:29

From "ET", "Artificial Intelligence" to "Dream Realizing Giant", the protagonist of the story has changed from a lonely little boy longing for warmth to a humorous, kind, old urchin with good wishes, less exploration and torture of human nature, 70 years old Spielberg chose trust this time.

Little orphan Sophie was unhappy at the orphanage, because the caretaker was incompetent and cruel, sometimes shutting disobedient children into dark cellars, where rats ran rampant. Lonely and brave, Sophie drank the drunken tramp late at night, waiting for the "sorcerer haunt".

The Dream-fulfilling Giant BFG—the name Sophie gave the Dream-fulfilling Giant, which means the kind-hearted giant—is an alternative on the Giant Island. He does not eat people, but only eats the unpalatable big-nosed melons he grows. He is as tall as a building, It is the thinnest of all giants, and is often bullied by brutal cannibal giants.

BFG has the strange ability of catching and dreaming, kind and weak, and has an instinctive fear of normal people. In the middle of the night, he blew beautiful dreams into the children's windows to make their dreams come true. On the one hand, he was careful to avoid being caught. Visited like animals.

When the fearless Sophie met the weak BFG, when bravery met trust, a fantastic journey of dream fulfillment officially began.

Based on kindness, based on trust, Sophie's trust in the Queen, and BFG's trust in Sophie, they have fulfilled the most beautiful dream together - the brutal giants were captured and dropped on a remote island by plane, only to eat The big nose melon survives, and the children of the world will never have to be hurt by them again.

There is also a story of a lonely little boy hidden in the story. It is he who makes BFG soft-hearted and grow into a kind and charming old man.

BFG fulfills the children's dreams, and Sophie fulfills BFG's dreams. I think this is actually Spielberg's own story. As a director with extraordinary talent, he is also a person with the ability to catch and create dreams. He uses a pure childlike innocence to realize the dream of the public through movies, and the audience also helps him. Completed his magical dream.

This is by no means a childish movie, and Spielberg, who directed the great works of Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List, won't just tell us a childish fairy tale.

I believe that with the increase of age, people have mastered more wisdom in life.

Spielberg uses a childlike perspective and beautiful pictures to bring us a warm story and a pleasant and shocking visual enjoyment. At the same time, it also conveys a very simple but unbreakable truth:

When clarity meets clarity, good things appear.

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Extended Reading
  • Bernadette 2021-12-20 08:01:09

    Isn’t the master making a family banquet? Nothing new, but the taste is good and the quality is safe.

  • Eldridge 2021-12-20 08:01:09

    It's still Steward's clever calculation method, every measurement is very accurate, all the details, including technology, performance and even emotions. When the emotional expression has been calculated, the barrier between the movie and the hearts of the people has long been established.

The BFG quotes

  • [from trailer]

    Sophie: Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain.

    [Sophie does so, and spots a giant. She rushes back to bed, but the giant comes for her...]

    Sophie: And that is where our story begins...

  • Sophie: Where am I?

    The BFG: Giant Country!