Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Remember the Child Catcher?

I only felt a little better about this character when I discovered that Roald Dahl was his creator. He was a film addition to the Ian Fleming book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and he terrified me. It wasn't just the elongated nose and weedy hair. It was his whole unseemly being--no child should be near the fellow. He'd stop me breathing, and I'd bury my head in my hands.


  1. Time to watch it again. This time I'll remain glued in place.