James and the Giant Peach

Movie Information

Genre: Children's Fantasy
Director: Henry Selick
Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Dreyfus
Rated: PG

This Tim Burton-produced film version of Roald Dahl’s children’s book kicks off a series of free screenings of Burton films at Pack Memorial Library. It’s not quite up to the filmmaker’s usual standard, but it still has much to recommend it as an example of intelligently and creatively bringing a book to the screen. Burton’s little-seen but classic short, Frankenweenie, will also be screened. For more information on the series, see “Oh, the Horror: Ken Hanke on Tim Burton,” on page 16.

— Ken Hanke

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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