||Investigating Roald Dahl (3:15) -- Roald Dahl House (3:43) -- Early Years (3:44) -- Nature Inspiration (4:09) -- Extreme Characters (3:20) -- Rebellious Nature (3:28) -- Illustrating "Matilda" (3:30) -- Writing Process (4:11) -- Moral Compass (2:08) -- Near Death Experiences (1:44) -- Family Loss (2:48) -- Heroic Father Figures (3:18) -- Interpreting Dahl for the Theater (3:57) -- Dahl's Legacy (2:42) -- Credits: The Genius of Roald Dahl (0:50)
||Roald Dahl is the one of the most successful children's authors of all time. His words weave magical worlds and his characters continue to charm and terrify new generations. Comedian and best-selling author David Walliams delves into Dahl's world, along the way meeting those who knew him best. He travels to Cardiff, where Dahl was raised on Norwegian fairy tales and experienced school trauma that later informed his books; visits Dahl's Buckinghamshire home to understand his appreciation of nature; examines Dahl's writing hut to learn about the creative process; and interviews Dahl experts about his use of humor to cushion dark subject matter. Walliams also investigates how personal tragedies influenced Dahl's moral compass and family values.
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 03, 2015.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, September 3, 2015).|
|Issued in other form||digital transfer of (manifestation): TVF International (Firm), 2015.|
|Publisher number||93787 Films Media Group|