The feeling of orphanhood runs a greater or lesser extent, filmography of Steven Spielberg. Many of his characters, children or adults, are alone and seek shelter where alleviate that feeling of helplessness. These shelters can be found in the family, own or improvised (true backbone of the film Spielberg), in fantastic or imagined worlds or the pure pleasure of adventure. Something that mitigates the inherent loneliness of these characters, who often find a father, a mother or a friend of someone as an orphan like them.Friendship established between the small Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the good – natured giant (Mark Rylance), another orphan who says he has no parents and live on earth since the beginning of time, is at the base of My friend the giant , adaptation of the story by Roald Dahl, titled in Spain the BFG (1982), authored by Melissa Mathison ( who died last year), signer of the script ET the extraterrestrial ( ET the Extra-Terrestrial , 1982) which also had the friendship between two beings who, despite belonging to different worlds, shared evenly matched feelings of loneliness. Enjoy All Movies online Stream in High Quality.
Since the first images, Spielberg takes us into a world of fantasy. An image of the Thames with Big Ben in the background had to typical misty London streets (yes, created by computer) to reach the gates of the orphanage where Sophie lives. They are images of a texture closer to dream than reality. Spielberg (with the collaboration photography Janusz Kaminski usual) is responsible for not differentiate London where Sophie lives and the fantasy world inhabited by giant, displaying them as a continuum in which there is no separation between reality and fantasy. We will never know if what happens on screen is the dream of Sophie or is the story written by the giant itself as it appears at the end of the film and that was in the original Dahl. In any case it is fictional stories that serve their creators to fill the void of loneliness.