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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?
Maybe the best interpretation of Dahl's unique fantasy.
I need a Wonka coat.
I loved this book growing up and it really is one of the more perfect films from my childhood...and it was made 8 years before I was born!!!
The kids are all fantastic and the ways they got them all were pretty fantastic. The music is great. The Oompa Loompa song is a classic. Discovering all this candy is such an adventure.
But the real star here is Wilder. He is so good. At times he can be the warmest person on screen, other a psycho(the boat scene) and in one scene he's a total a-hole! He was perfection in this role.
I also think they really got the feel of how it used to be with candy stores and…
Even when poorly projected on the side of an old abandoned mattress factory, in a sickeningly hipster area, Willy Wonka is an amazing film to behold. Gene Wilder gives one of the greatest performances ever as the title character, and I pretty much am smiling from the time he shows up in the film till the very end.
Wonderful film. Strange but fascinating, fun, and inventive for it's time. It's still pretty unique today. Has something for the kids and adults to like. Gene Wider slips into probably his most iconic role and gives a fantastic and eccentric performance. I can't imagine anyone else playing him. As far as I'm concerned, the piss-poor Burton remake from 2005 does'nt exist. This is the only Chocolate Factory I want to visit time and time again. This is the film you remember loving as a kid; the kind of love that resonates into adulthood.
It should be stated right off the bat that, if you are looking for a truly faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl's somewhat disturbed imagery, you aren't going to find it here. At times this nostalgic classic will match the tone of Dahl's book, but always with a hint of mirth or whimsy just beneath the surface (or right at the surface).
The point I am making is that your enjoyment of this film is entirely based on your approach to it. As an adaptation of Dahl's work, this film doesn't really work well. As a nostalgic musical for children, its a wonder to behold. It works far better than other whimsical musicals of a similar vein (Doctor Dolittle comes to…
Showing my favorite movie from childhood to the kindergartner I babysit. He wanted it off for most of the beginning, begged it to end during "Cheer Up, Charlie," and ended up loving it once the movie gets fun. Such a great movie that is almost as fun to watch as it is to show to someone else for the first time.
And Gene Wilder is a fucking god.
THERE IS A SHOT OF A CHICKEN GETTING ITS HEAD CUT OFF. WTF.
La historia de por si es bizarrisíma, pero viendo la versión "original" se siente aun mas weird.
"don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted" "what?" "he lived happily ever after"
A lifelong favorite and genuinely one of my formative movie-going experiences, this was the first film I ever saw in the theater as a kid, and it remains a big favorite to this day.
A darkly comedic musical which everyone can enjoy. Gene Wilder is hypnotic as Wonka, walking a razors edge between delightful eccentric and deranged psychopath.
Director Mel Stewart also diserves a lot of credit, not just for trusting Wilder's off kilter performance, but also for the wonderful practical effects and settings - the transition between the grimy London streets and the fantastical world of the factory is reminiscent of Dorothy's travels to Oz.
A delightful watch every time.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).