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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?
CW: Racism/imperialism, food, sizeism/ableism?
"What must that factory smell like?" I asked my roommate as we watched the opening credits. Chocolate powder like flowing clouds, folding sheets of chocolate rippling, little kisses coming from a machine, the whole sequence is more evocative to me than the most erotic moment in the most erotic film. It demands bodily reaction. It seeps from the television screen and charges my blood with sweetness. It's not the most delicious moment in the film, though.
I knew, going in, that this film would not meet my standards. I knew that the Oompa Loompas are offensive, exploitation of little people for the sake of exoticism and a horrifying pro-slavery metaphor that is not at all masked…
Goddamnit 2016! What did this beautiful Saint ever do to you? Why would you pluck such a tender and loving human from our midst like Gene? All he ever did was bring joy and happiness to millions of people for so long. We've lost one of the most charming and loving actors today, I think I died a little inside.
Someone form a circle around Gene Hackman before anything else happens.
I'm going to be blunt, what's a movie that REALLY fucked with your head when you were a REALLY little kid? Not necessarily scared you, or even gave you nightmares, just one that ALWAYS confused you.
For 14 years, that movie for me has always been "Will Wonka & the Chocolate Factory". I know it seems weird to say, but it's always been such an oddity within the back of my mind yet not for the reasons you may think.
It was probably my first real "WTF?" movie because I never could say if I liked it or not. Then again, I've only seen it once when I was four years old. I remember renting it from a local video store,…
Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted. He lived happily ever after.
I wanted to write a full review of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory much sooner, but every place in the state was sold out of bluray copies, so I had to wait a little for a mail order to come in. The truth is, Gene Wilder was practically a part of my life growing up. Everyone who watches films has most likely seen at least one of the 22 feature length films he's been in, and almost all of them are considered great classics. As much as I adore The Producers, Wilder's greatest role will always be Willy Wonka. The…
Maybe the best interpretation of Dahl's unique fantasy.
Ein total verzaubernder Film :) Besonders gut gefallen hat mir die psychodelische Schiffsfahrt und die ganzen Gesangseinlagen :)
Sehr cool, auch mal die alte Version eines Filmes zu sehen und nicht immer nur das Hollywood-Remake! Auch interessant zu wissen, dass der Film in München gedreht wurde. Das einzige was man bemängeln könnte, ist, dass die Deutsche Version nicht komplett synchronisiert ist. Insgesamt sind ungefähr zwei Minuten auf Englisch, was ich aber gar nicht schlecht fand, denn so hatte man auch immer mal wieder, einen kurzen Einblick in die Original Stimmen, welche im übrigen, der Deutschen Synchronsprecher-Stimmen sehr ähneln.
A cinematic masterpiece
It always bothered me that this movie feels like a morality tale but has a very warped sense of ethics - I've really only realized this conflict as an adult. And boy does it take its sweet time to get going (though some of the news jokes in the first half were solid). Gene Wilder is wonderful. His performance and a couple of catchy songs and some nice production design make this a worthy classic despite some story problems.
Kids were not as enraptured as I was.
Paused the movie to grab a bunch of chocolates from downstairs. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a film full of wonder, inspiration, and, wait for it, pure imagination. But's also not without its dark aspects and off kilter characters that makes this film more than just a "kid's" movie.
You should never never doubt what nobody is sure about.
A fantasy with music for children that never finds an appropriate style; it's stilted and frenetic, like Prussians at play. With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Roy Kinnear; directed by Mel Stuart; adapted by Roald Dahl, from his own story; songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Produced by David Wolper; released by Paramount.
Movies that are slightly off.