LA Students Attend Private Screening of Spielberg’s “BFG”

June 30, 2016

Students at New York Film Academy Los Angeles were invited to a private screening of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie, The BFG, starring Academy Award-winning actor, Mark Rylance.

From the moment we heard that Spielberg was doing a 3-D re-imagination of the classic Roald Dahl book The BFG, we knew that something special was headed to our cinema screens.

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With mobile phones being locked away, the air filled with excitement and suspense. As the lights dimmed and the projector illuminated the screen, the audience calmed as the titles rolled. Throughout the duration of the film, not a single person stirred out of anticipation or anxiousness to see the film end. Everyone was enthralled with what was happening on the screen.

The music by John Williams was nothing less than brilliant (as per usual) and Spielberg’s direction elevated and revitalized Roald Dahl’s storytelling. From the effects to the acting, the direction to the editing, the film delivered a cinematic experience that would be appreciated by anyone who decides to see it.

Growing up reading the books by the literary legend that is Roald Dahl, we knew that director Steven Spielberg would not disappoint. The combination of both a literary legend and a visionary director made it clear that classic storytelling and modern cinema can work hand in hand to create a film that speaks to all ages, all genders, and all demographics.

This film was entertaining, heartwarming and an overall pleasure to watch in the cinema. Be sure to check it out in theaters this Friday, July 1st!

– by Joshua Thomas – MFA Producing and Samuel Ellis – BFA Screenwriting