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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.
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…
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…
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…
"I am now telling the computer EXACTLY what it can do with a life time supply of chocolate!"
This movie is so great. Gene Wilder is fantastic as Willy Wonka. That smile of his at the end is so genuine. The music is catchy as hell. There's so many super quotable moments throughout that I found myself saying lines as people said them. Used to watch this a lot as a kid.
I can still remember the first time I ever watched this one of a kind film! As a little kid watching it for the first time, I did indeed wonder if I could taste a Wonka Bar and terrified of the orange Oompa Loompas!
Wow now I'm an adult I can't believe how much was in this that I missed ! So many adult themes ! Schnozberries !!!!
I love this movie . Gene wilder is so amazing , and this movie sometimes feels like an lsd adventure .
I get the distinct impression wonky hates children
Remember the part in the tunnel with all the really unsettling stuff? When I was little I used to run out of the room, because I was afraid a shark was going to pop out of the water and eat the entire boat because maybe I had seen Jaws at some point near the time I watched this movie.
Little did I know it got SCARIER. But Gene Wilder is just perfection in this. What a weird little film.
"candy is dandy but liquor is quicker"
The reputation of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is inextricably linked to its shockingly dark content. There’s a surreal matter-of-factness to the way that the film approaches scenes that, in another storyteller’s hand, might be treated as tragic, or at least suspenseful. The children in Wonka’s factory drop like flies, and the eponymous chocolate manufacturer (brilliantly played by Gene Wilder) sarcastically illustrates concern and teases about their uncertain fates. But these “horrors” are not a flaw of the film, or even an idiosyncratic element that points towards a certain sense of post-modern irony. Rather, as with the best children’s entertainment, the film understands the delicate balance of amusement and horror that keeps a child’s imagination engaged. Furthermore, the earnestness (and…
I like it better than Burton's version, even though the songs turn me off even more, mainly due to Gene Wilder's insane, incredible performance. Depp's androgynous Willy Wonka can't touch it. The riverboat sequence is hilariously terrifying - easily the best scene from either film. It's got a lot more heart, no silly backstory for Wonka, and much better Oompa Loompas. Still, though, it's not without its faults - a lot of the songs irritate me, and its mostly lacking in distinct style, something that Burton obviously brought to his version. It's a childhood favourite of mine, but it doesn't hold up as well.
A whimsical, musical morality play that is tremendous fun. Read full review.
Gene Wilder is strangely excellent (or excellently strange?) in the title role of this dark comedy, which demonstrates and contrasts for kids the consequences of good and bad behavior.
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).