There really aren’t that many directors out there that have an adjective named after them — at least not in a positive light — but Steven Spielberg is that guy with “Spielbergian.” That whole “Spielbergian” feel involves the feeling of delight, whimsy and the magic of youth that is best explained by instructing someone to watch E.T., Hook or Jurassic Park. It’s a lot better than what people use George Lucas’s name for, that’s for sure.
That seems to be a big part of what makes The BFG seem so special. The BFG (short for Big Friendly Giant) was a beloved Roald Dahl children’s novel that will be adapted by Spielberg for the big screen. ComingSoon shows us this featurette that focuses on Mark Rylance’s portrayal of the BFG and how Spielberg took inspiration from his expressive performance to animate Rylance to look larger-than-life.
Spielberg explains that Rylance as the BFG really touched his heart, which made working on the film that much more of a special experience, which will hopefully carry over into the final product where a new generation can experience that whole “Spielbergian” feeling. Because there is always room for imagination and wonder in the world, even if it doesn’t feel that way.