The Witches

Question: After having so many disappointments over the way that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed, Roald Dahl swore he would never be involved in any movie that was based on one of his books. How then was the rights to turn the novel "The Witches" into a movie acquired? Wouldn't the director have needed Roald's permission?

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Answer: "The Witches" was made twenty years after "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and in that time television adaptations had been made of "The BFG" and "Danny the Champion of the World" of which Dahl approved, so presumably he had relaxed his view of adaptations of his books - however he did hate the ending of The Witches film.

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Question: When the cop arrives at Luke's house and informs Helga of his parents' death, what was he holding in his hand?

Answer: It is the mother's scarf or shawl.

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Question: How did Luke's parents die?

Answer: In a car crash.

Greg Dwyer
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Question: What's the ending in the UK version of the film? Is it different from the US version?

Answer: The boy/mouse goes back to England with his Grandmother and he tells her that he managed to get all the Grand High Witch's money and book of witches. Then a witch comes along and changes him back to a boy.

cameron davies
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Question: What happened to the Grandma's finger?

Answer: Helga, the grandmother, lost her finger in an encounter with a witch when she was a young girl.

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Answer: It's never stated what happened to the Grandma's finger.

Continuity mistake: The position of the hood on the baby stroller as it rolls down the cliffside hills keeps changing from fully down, to halfway up, etc. as Luke chases it.

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Grand High Witch: This stinking little carbuncle has had five hundred doses! Aha, we are having Instantaneous action.

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Trivia: A lot of the witches who attend the Grand High Witches meeting are actually men dressed in women's clothing.

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