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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.
"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" is one of the most magical and imaginative movies ever made.
I probably would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't seen the remake, but overall really fun! It was great to see where a bunch of cultural references came from
Still one of my favorite overlooked parts of the film: heel v heel sniping between Violet and Veruca
My daughter loves this movie... but hates the part when Violet turns into a blueberry.
Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination.
All the stars go to Gene Wilder.
86/100 | A- | Great
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is based on Roald Dahl's famous children's novel and tells the story of Willy Wonka, the infamous but eccentric owner (Wilder) of a mysterious chocolate factory who gives the lucky founders of five Golden Tickets hidden in his Wonka Bars, including poor boy Charlie Bucket (Ostrum) and his Grandpa Joe (Albertson), a memorable tour of his dazzling and bizarre factory. Mel Stuart takes a more realistic approach to the book in his film, making the world seem like it's something out of everyday life; even when we're touring with Wonka and witnessing his amazing inventions, it doesn't seem like it would be something that came out of Dahl's head. As…
The stuff of pure imagination.
Surreal and subversive.
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).