Release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; begins work on Fantastic Mr Fox
Having worked on the screenplay for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice in 1967, the following year sees the release of another film with a screenplay by Roald Dahl - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Roald worked on the script alongside the film's director, Ken Hughes, and is said to have created the infamous Child Catcher character.
Following its release, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - which is based on Bond author (and Roald's wartime friend) Ian Fleming's children's book of the same name - goes on to become a classic family film.
During 1968 Roald also begins working on Fantastic Mr Fox and his wife, actress Patricia Neal, is Oscar-nominated for her performance in The Subject Was Roses.
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