12.4.09

Bang Bang

I had no idea that Chitty Chitty Bang was written by Ian Fleming! (Although it does make sense of the name Truly Scrumptious which is like a PG version of ... well, those less PG names). Wiki-wisdom tells me that Fleming wrote it for his son Caspar. We watched the film today and I was also surprised to note that the adaptation was co-written by Roald Dahl.

I have to say I loved this little wiki-quibble:

The plot summary in this article is too long or detailed compared to the rest of the content. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot.

How many times have I wanted to append that to a newspaper book review?

The best thing about the movie, I have to say, is that it has finally driven the song Chim-Chim-Chimlee out of my head (where it has been in residence since last weekend's viewing of Mary Poppins). The bad news is ... Bang, Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

1 comment:

katie@weheartbooks.com said...

Do LOVE that movie - and I'm glad to have the song in my head now!