Matilda

Question: Is that a tissue stuck in Miss Honey's watch band? And if it is, why is it there?

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Answer: That's where a proper lady keeps her tissue/handkerchief by rules of etiquette.

Rlvlk
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Answer: As stated above it is a tissue and kept there as etiquette. You actually see her use and replace the tissue on a couple of occasions.

Ssiscool Premium member
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Question: What exactly has Harry done to have the FBI watching him for ages?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: He has been receiving and selling stolen car parts.

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Question: One of the cops said Matilda would end up in a federal orphanage once Harry was in federal prison, but can't her mother take care of her? She seems to have no idea that Harry's a criminal, and also where is the evidence that the mother is involved?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: She knows. Listen to her and Harry after their TV explodes: "I told you that was a cheap set." "It's not a cheap set, it's a stolen set!" She knows that Harry is a criminal.

THGhost
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Question: Why didn't Miss Honey or any of the other teachers report Miss Trunchbull's abuse?

MikeH
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Answer: The "real world" answer is that it's a movie, and without Trunchbull, there's no villain at the school for Matilda to battle. Within the context of the film, everyone, including the staff, is afraid of her and fear if they speak up, she'll retaliate.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Miss Trunchbull is not married, hence Miss. Miss Honey's father is Magnus, Miss Trunchbull's brother, so would he not be Magnus Trunchbull, and Miss Honey also be named Miss Trunchbull?

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Answer: No Miss Trunchbull was her mother's stepsister - Miss Honey says this in her story.

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Question: Why was Harry taking Matilda to his shop as well? He said it would all be Michael's one day so why Matilda?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: Just to bring her, as her guardian.

But she's always at home alone?

Question: Are Bob and Bill cops or do they sell boats? The whole thing confuses me.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: They are FBI, and they are undercover.

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Question: If the Wormwoods are moving to Guam to escape from the police, why move to Guam, a U.S territory, where the Speedboat salesmen or whatever can easily find/extradite them?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's a joke, because they are too stupid to know that Guam is a territory of the United States.

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Question: Can anyone tell me what the music is that plays in the scene when Matilda is making all the cards and gambling chips fly about?

The Doctor

Answer: The song is "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris.

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Chosen answer: It's called "Send Me On My Way," and is performed by Rusted Root.

Hamster Premium member

Question: If Matilda mum, Zinnia, didn't cook, what is Matilda doing making pancakes with a recipe book at hand?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: What about choosing not to cook precludes owning a recipe book? I'd guess Zinnia bought it simply because it's the type of thing a housewife would own. Or I suppose there's a chance Matilda, who is very resourceful and very fond of books, procured one herself from the library or elsewhere.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: This may not be true for everybody, but I read that *all* babies are born with blue eyes, and then the color changes as the person gets older. When we see Matilda as a baby, her eyes are brown. Is that possible?

Answer: While babies are often born with paler eyes than they will have as toddlers, many babies are born with brown eyes.

Myridon
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Question: Did Miss Trunchbull really kill Miss Honey's father? If she did, why was she never arrested for it?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Yes she did. Whatever way she killed him she made it look like a suicide so that's what the police ruled it as. No reason to arrest her if they ruled it a suicide.

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Question: Since Trunchbull hates kids so much why is she an elementary school principal?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's a common enough trope to the point where it has become cliche. Stories set in a school will almost always have a teacher or principal (or both) openly dislike their students. Stories aimed at a younger audience will often exaggerate this to an extreme, where the teacher/administrator has a hatred of children in general that borders on insanity.

BaconIsMyBFF
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That's exactly why I dislike movies about teachers - always very cliched characters and plots.

raywest Premium member

Answer: The answer is: "Power." Miss Trunchbull is a sadistic bully, as a school headteacher she can terrorise, frighten and dominate children and teachers. Also the job pays a good salary. She has probably arranged things so the other teachers do all the real work and the difficult jobs. She lives in a house attached to the school, so she gets free accommodation. She can run scams: for example the pupils must be fed, so she gives the catering contract to a company who pay her a "backhander." Thus she has a lucrative job where she does very little work. Plus, you cannot have a story without a villain to be defeated, so Miss Trunchbull is a brilliant opponent for Matilda.

Rob Halliday

Question: How did Michael know that the car part would fall off if Harry used super super glue?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: The glue would keep the car part on but only for a short time because only glue was used. Harry didn't use tools to put on any bolts or anything to keep it in place so eventually it would fall off from the glue drying up.

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Question: Why would Matilda interfere with the FBI investigation? Wouldn't she want her father to go to jail?

MikeH

Answer: No. She didn't get along with her family, but she was a basically kind girl who still looked out for her father.

Brian Katcher

Visible crew/equipment: Two wires can be seen attached to Lavender (because light shines on them) as she floats back to the ground after the Trunchbull charged towards her. This is only visible on video, and has been taken out of the DVD, although you can (barely) see the shadow of the equipment letting her down on the wall behind her.

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Trivia: Miss Honey's doll's name is Liccy Doll. Roald Dahl's second wife's name was Liccy Dahl.

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