Director Steven Spielberg brings children’s favourite ‘The BFG’ to the big screen – and admits he struggled with the technology used in the film. Rough Cut – no reporter narration
Spielberg brings ‘The BFG’ to life
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Steven Spielberg has rarely shied away from a challenge, from deadly sharks in “Jaws” to resurrecting dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” but when it came to creating a giant for “The BFG,” his latest film, the veteran director found the prospect daunting and that it took him several weeks to get used to the new technology needed. Actor Mark Rylance, who voices the animated BFG character praised Spielberg for not being afraid to try new things, saying he could quite easily refuse to use technology, but is not afraid of a challenge. “The BFG” marks the 30th feature film by the 69-year-old Spielberg, who has won three Oscars over a career spanning five decades that includes “Indiana Jones,” “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Spielberg will be returning for the fifth installment of “Indiana Jones” with star Harrison Ford, due for release in 2019. ‘The BFG’ is released in the US on July 1 and the UK on July 22.