Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Willy Wonka: There's no earthly way of knowing/Which direction they are going... There's no knowing where they're rowing...
Mr. Salt: [weakly echoing] Rowing...
Willy Wonka: Or which way the river's flowing... Is it raining, is it snowing?/Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Willy Wonka: Not a speck of light is showing/So the danger must be growing... Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?/Is the grisly Reaper mowing?/Yes! The danger must be growing/'Cause the rowers keep on rowing/
Willy Wonka: And they're certainly not showing/Any sign that they are slowing!
[lets out a high-pitched, almost unearthly scream]
One of the best movies ever made, I don't know why I'm not giving this five stars but I'm just not 100% sure…
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
My kids and I watched and they liked this by far
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
This movie's still great and is one of those few
It's a film that's aged well
after all's said and TOLD
A film that still works for the young
and the OLD
I'm glad that I could share this with my girl and my BOY
They're smiles and laughs --- that tells me it gave them some joy
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me
You will rewatch this as soon as you can
And I give this a doom-pa, loom-pa
I need a Wonka coat.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Director: Mel Stuart
Screenwriter: Ronald Dahl
Cinematographer: Arthur Ibbetson
Editor: David Saxson
Main Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Nora Denney, Paris Themmen, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Peter Capell, Pat Coombs, & Gunter Meisner
I showed this to my 7th and 8th grade study hall on the final two days of school. They were angry that it wasn't Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I informed them that the two movies were very different, and in my personal opinion the original was far superior to the remake. They disagreed claiming that Johnny Depp was a much better actor than "the weird dude in…
The 50 minutes before they finally get to the chocolate factory felt as interminable as when I was a kid.
Prefer the Tim Burton version
A lunatic billionaire lures children into his chocolate factory and attempts to kill them one by one.
A strange movie, but still a great one.
tim burton's rendition doesn't even compare to the original - it's a classic!
This version of the Roald Dahl classic has always weirded me out, and not in a good way. I don't like the way it looks - gangly and ugly - nor the liberties the screenwriters took with the book. I would borrow "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" from my little grade school library, read it, and as soon as I got to the end of the last page go right back to the beginning and read it over again. It was imprinted on my wee young brain, and I simply cannot accept any deviation from it.
Gene Wilder at least has fun with this, though he reminds me way too much of my loser ex-brother-in-law for comfort. The thing I remember most about this movie, as many others probably do as well, is the catchy anthem sung repeatedly by the Oompah Loompahs.
I didn't expect to watch this last night, due to me having to work at a family gathering - you know what they say, so much time and so little to do; wait a minute, strike that, reverse it, thank you - but my cousin and his husband convinced me to go out with 'em and they wanted to see this on film, so we did! It's strange watching this in my twenties; a movie that I've always liked plenty but never truly loved, and last night I found myself tonight enraptured by it. The colors, the acting, the banter, the songs, and above all else, the marvelous editing.
And, I don't know, Mrs. Bucket singing about how life pretty…
Watched with my 11 yr old who thought it was slow, weird and why did they keep stopping to sing?! But the ompalompaas much surpassed those in the more recent version and Wilder was a suitably manic mad individual.
Childhood classic! Checked it out with the Cinema Scumbags commentary track www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUho1NLdIDc , so damn funny. Gene Wilder is great!
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