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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.
I enjoy it about the same as the remake (which I admittedly saw first). Wilder's performance is historic.
Not much to say about this classic that hasn't been said already. Great performance by Gene Wilder and songs that are still memorable today. A Tim Burton remake was made that is nowhere near as good.
every fucking christmas
Never caught the satire until I was older. Still holds up if not better than from my childhood
one of my favorites, flaws and all.
4.5 out of 5 (A-)
“Make a wish. Count to three…..”
Confession time: this is where my fondness for horror movies probably began. Watching Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka at the tender age of five put the proverbial willies up me and my enthusiasm for all things scary was likely born right there. Even watching it now, 33 years later, Wilder still comes across as a deeply unsettling sociopath. He is the original candyman.
Of course, Roald Dahl’s novels were always tinged with childhood horror and this, probably his most well known work, tells the story of a luckless boy Charlie whose fortunes change when he finds one of five golden tickets that allow him to enter a Wonka’s world famous chocolate factory for the…
So many drugs in this film.
So many great songs and quotes and I laughed my butt off! Perfect movie.
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).