THEORY -Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ..more than meets the eye

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The movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang contains many unanswered questions (and I am talking here of the movie itself with screenplay by Roald Dahl- not the vaguely-related book by Ian Fleming, nor the more recent stage show), namely

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1. Why is the land of Vulgaria ruled over by a “Baron” of all things?

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2. Why are children banished from the land?

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3. Why is there a thinly-veiled sadomasochistic scene between the Baron and his wife where he tries to kill her while professing his love while she is prancing around in sexy lingerie?

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4. Does she know he is trying to kill her and if so, why does she never acknowledge it?

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THING -Chitty Chitty Bang Bang -an in-depth look #1

“It’s just a kids’ movie,” I hear all the time. “Not worthy of analysis.”
Are only so-called serious films worthy of closer looks? Are funny things less worthy? Is less thought put in to making funny and ‘child-friendly’ films?

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If so, things weren’t always this way, you know. Let’s take a closer look at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to allow me to explain precisely what I mean (and also to somewhat-validate the theory I mentioned around here someplace).

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