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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) wins one of the coveted 'Golden Tickets' from a Wonka Bar that allows its holder to take a trip around the eccentric Willy Wonka's (Gene Wilder) Chocolate Factory. Charlie and the rest of the winners find themselves in a magical world of chocolate rivers, Oompa Loompas, everlasting gobstoppers, lickable wall-paper, golden egg-laying geese and chilling tales to warn children not to misbehave. Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay from his own book.
A poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious andmagical chocolate factory. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character.See all Product description
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I never saw the Johnny Depp version until now and it is (typically for a Tim Burton release) a darker piece of film but no less brilliant than it's predecessor. Depp's portrayal is much more sinister in places and there is a more rounded story of Wonka's family past (replaced in the Wilder film it seems by the gas-y drink scene). Truer to the book, too, this had it's own brilliance compared to the 1971 film even if the soundtrack occasionally overpowered the dialogue.
If Dahl's most notorious children's book was a good read then watching both of these films is a must, even if just to compare the interpretations over the 35 years gap between each being made. Great family films, both and very entertaining for a light afternoon film session. Very enjoyable and recommended.
The main characters are really attaching, and it is quite amusing at times.
I didn't know the end, as I always thought Wonka was a baddy!
All ends well in the end LOL
I absolutely love this! The fact that the producer and writers made Gene Wilder's portray Willy Wonka as a father figure in disguise for Charlie is what sold me. Just the way he tested Charlie at the end with the everlasting gobstopper and the way he angrily reprimanded them for stealing fizzy lifting drinks is a moral test to. He knew that Charlie's weakness was his honesty, but he wanted to see if the boy would actually leave the gobstopper or to take it to Slugworth aka Wilkinson.
It's totally obvious he already knew about Charlie having a hard life practically told by Wilkinson the day when he confronted the boy for the gobstopper and wanted the entire family to move in the factory, so he had to test the boy to see if he was honest enough to return the gobstopper or take it to Slugworth.
This was bought for my daughter as an Easter present & despite the "repeatative" story - each movie surprisingly have their own takes & unique viewpoints.
The classic version has all of those great songs + a classic performance from a loony Gene Wilder!
The updated version excells in scenery & gives more of a backstory to Willy Wonka himself, played admirably as always by long term Tim Burton partner - Johnny Depp.
Also - at Amazon's prices, while buying one film, you might as well buy both!
Highly recommended - especially for an annual Easter showing...
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