Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( Customized Paragon Panther )  1968

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (4)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is about an eccentric professor who invents wacky machinery, but can’t seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.

Heather Ripley recalled that she did not realize until much later that Dick Van Dyke was an alcoholic when the film was made.

The musical number ‘Toot Sweets’ took three weeks to film and involved 38 dancers, 40 singers, 85 musicians and 100 dogs.

Baron Bomburst’s castle is Neuschwanstein, built between 1869 and 1886 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II, ‘The Mad King of Bavaria’. This castle is also famously known as the model for the Sleeping Beauty (1959) Castle at Disneyland, which was the symbol of the Disney television program Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954) aka ‘Walt Disney Presents’ aka ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color’.

Richard Wayne ‘Dick’ Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. Van Dyke is a recipient of numerous awards in the entertainment industry, including five Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy.

Set in the 1910s, the story opens with a montage of European Grand Prix races in which during one, a particular car that appears to win every race, swerves to avoid a girl saving a dog, loses control, crashes, and catches fire, bringing its racing career to an end. The car ends up in an old garage in rural England, where two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, have grown fond of it, but are told by a frequent customer, a junkman, that he and his business intend to buy the car from the garage owner Mr. Coggins, for scrap; to crush it into one solid lump, then melt it down to a liquid and have the metal to sell. The two children, who live with their widowed father Caractacus Potts, an eccentric inventor, and his equally peculiar father, implore him to buy the car before the junkman does, but he is unable to, not having the money. While skipping school, they meet Truly Scrumptious, a beautiful upper-class woman with her own motorcar, who brings them home to report their truancy to their father. Truly shows interest in Caractacus’ odd inventions, but he is affronted by her attempts to tell him that his children should be in school.

Caracticus Potts: How was India, Grandpa?
Grandpa: How was India? I’ll tell you how India was. I got up this morning and I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
Grandpa, Caracticus Potts, Jemimah, Jeremy: How an elephant got in my pajamas, I shall never know.
Grandpa: You’ve heard it before.
[they all laugh]

Grandpa: Nasty smelly things, motorcars!

Child Catcher: There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.
Child Catcher: Come along, kiddie-winkies!

Truly Scrumptious: What an unusual car.
Jeremy: Daddy made it.
Truly Scrumptious: [laughs] Oh? And it actually goes?
Jemimah: It’s called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Truly Scrumptious: That’s a curious name for a motorcar.
Jemimah: But that’s the sound it makes. Listen.

QUIZ

The original book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by which famous author ?

QUIZ

The screen story is slightly different to the book.Which other famous author wrote the screen story ?







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