giants trivia

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Henry Selick’s James and the Giant Peach was first released on April 12, 1996.

Henry Selick initially considered doing the whole film in stop-motion, but decided on a blend with live-action to cut down on costs. This took 12 years to reach the screen. Roald Dahl himself was convinced that the property would never make a viable film. (x)

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The Beatles, backstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 1964: “[H]ere are the boys wearing that sweater that the Swedish girls [image 1] sent them.”

“That GIANT Sweater

“Here [photo 1] are the three Swedish knitters of that giant sweater which was sent to the Beatles at the Hammersmith Odeon when they were appearing in their Christmas Show. The boys liked it so much that they wrote it almost every night for one of their quick appearances on stage. The girls names are Pia Karlander, Ulla Blomquist and Elizabeth Berg of Stockholm. And the fourth person inside the sweater? The three girls answered that one in their letter: ‘The girl in the “P” is a boy, who can’t knit!’ they wrote.” - The Beatles Book, March 1965