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Willy Wonka The Chocolate Factory =LINK=

The story, like all good fantasies, is about a picaresque journey. Willy Wonka is the world's greatest chocolate manufacturer, and he distributes five golden passes good for a trip through his factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Each pass goes to a kid, who may bring an adult along, and our hero Charlie (a poor but honest newsboy who supports four grandparents and his mother) wins the last one.

Willy Wonka The Chocolate Factory

The other four kids are hateful in one way or another, and come to dreadful ends. One falls into the chocolate lake and is whisked into the bowels of the factory. He shouldn't have been a pig. Another is vain enough to try Wonka's new teleportation invention, and winds up six inches tall -- but the taffy-pulling machine will soon have him back to size, right? If these fates seem a little gruesome to you, reflect that all great children's tales are a little gruesome, from the Brothers Grimm to Alice in Wonderland to Snow White, and certainly not excluding Mother Goose. Kids are not sugar and spice, not very often, and they appreciate the poetic justice when a bad kid gets what's coming to him.

I forgot that the first third of this movie is sketch comedy about the whole world being obsessed with going to a chocolate factory. It's very winning. Feels like something they would cut if they made it today in order to make more room for John Oliver to riff in his role as "Charlie's teacher." The teacher they have in there now is really special. As a kid I always just assumed he was a famous English comedian who I had somehow missed. I was partially right (David Bartley was in Krull!) but I stand by my eight year old self's opinion that this guy deserved a bigger career than he got.

"What must that factory smell like?" I asked my roommate as we watched the opening credits. Chocolate powder like flowing clouds, folding sheets of chocolate rippling, little kisses coming from a machine, the whole sequence is more evocative to me than the most erotic moment in the most erotic film. It demands bodily reaction. It seeps from the television screen and charges my blood with sweetness. It's not the most delicious moment in the film, though.

March 19 & 20 The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory. Each Kid Flix showtime is preceded by a short media-literacy introduction by Film Center staff. Recommended for ages 8+

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only film appearance) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

In an unnamed European town, children go to a candy shop after school. Charlie Bucket, whose family is poor, can only stare through the window as the shop owner sings "The Candy Man". The newsagent for whom Charlie works after school gives him his weekly pay, which Charlie uses to buy a loaf of bread for his family. On his way home, he passes Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker recites the first lines of William Allingham's poem "The Fairies", and tells Charlie, "Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out." Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother and his four bedridden grandparents. After he tells Grandpa Joe about the tinker, Joe tells him that Wonka locked the factory because other candy makers, including his arch-rival Arthur Slugworth, sent in spies disguised as employees to steal his chocolate and candy recipes. Wonka disappeared, but three years later began selling more candy; the origin of Wonka's labor force is a mystery.

Wonka announces to the world that he has hidden five "Golden Tickets" in his chocolate Wonka Bars. The finders of these tickets will be given a tour of his factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Four of the tickets are found by Augustus Gloop, a gluttonous German boy; Veruca Salt, a spoiled British girl; Violet Beauregarde, a gum-chewing American girl; and Mike Teevee, a television-obsessed American boy. As each winner is heralded to the world on TV, a sinister-looking man whispers to them. Then, the fifth ticket is found by a millionaire in Paraguay, South America, much to the dismay of Charlie and his family.

Charlie returns home with his news. Grandpa Joe is so elated that he finds he can walk as Charlie chooses him as his chaperon. The next day, Wonka greets the ticket winners at the factory gates. Each is required to sign an extensive contract before they may begin the tour. The factory is a psychedelic wonderland that includes a river of chocolate, edible mushrooms, lickable wallpaper, and other marvelous sweets and inventions. Wonka's workers are small men known as Oompa-Loompas.

A kind-hearted and hopeful boy from an impoverished family dreams of finding one of the five coveted golden tickets, which will allow him to tour the mysterious chocolate factory of the reclusive Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder).

Released in 1971, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a delectably wondrous film filled with a plethora of food moments, and given that the film centers around an elusive chocolate factory, needless to say, most of these food moments involve candy, particularly chocolate. Seeing as it is the very beginning of a brand new year, I thought what better way to honor the occasion and start the year off with a bang here on food & a film, than to feature one of the most iconic confection-filled films of all time.

The first notable food sequence in the film occurs within the opening credits, which consists of close-up shots of various chocolate candies being made in a factory. Such shots include liquid chocolate being mixed, cocoa beans being ground up to powder before becoming liquid chocolate, wafers being coated with chocolate, and various other chocolate candies in large quantities on conveyor belts, and finally, a massive sheet of wrapping paper adorn with hundreds of Wonka logos that will be cut apart and used to wrap individual chocolate bars.

In addition to all of the candy trees and shrubs, there is also a massive chocolate waterfall that flows down into a chocolate river, which runs through the factory. We then see a group of Oopma Loompas come out and Wonka declares that its creaming and sugaring time. Augustus then begins to drink from the chocolate river and inevitably falls in, and as Wonka watches Augustus being taken downriver by the current, he snacks on some chocolate, seemingly unfazed, and rather intrigued.

Wonka makes a surprise announcement that he has hidden five golden tickets in his chocolate bars. The five children who find the tickets will be invited on a tour inside the factory and given a lifelong supply of chocolate. Amazingly, Charlie finds one of the golden tickets and chooses his grandfather Joe (Jack Albertson) to come along.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical film adaptation not based off the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Eugene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only younger film appearance) as he receives a golden ticket (not the 2005 film) and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

Once upon a time, we see kids right here. After school, they go to a local candy shop, where the owner Bill serves candy to the kids. Charlie Bucket, saddened that he has money, stares through the window as the owner sings about candy. The glowie fed Mr. Jopeck, for whom Charlie works after school, gives him his weekly boku bucks, which Charlie uses to buy minecraft for his pc. On his way home, he passes Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker tells him (referring to the factory) "nobody ever goes in" He brings the bread back to his widowed mother, Grandpa Joe and his other three bedridden grandparents. That night, Charlie tells his Grandpa about the tinker and what he said, and Grandpa Joe tells him about Wonka and how jews were trying to steal his life's work. Wonka closed the factory, but three years later he started selling candy again and is still unseen to this day.

One day, the family, along with the rest of the world, learns that Wonka has hidden five Golden Tickets amongst his Wonka Bars. The finders of these special tickets will be given a full tour of his factory, as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate to the "winner". Charlie wants to take part in the search, but can afford to buy vast quantities of chocolate bars, so he wins.

The film tells the story of a young, good-hearted (but very poor) boy named Charlie who is given the chance (by discovering one of five "Golden Tickets" in a chocolate Wonka Bar) to take a tour of the famous candy factory owned and operated by the mysterious Willy Wonka.

3. Wilder had influence on Wonka's actions: According to the BBC, Wilder wanted Wonka's first appearance in the film to confuse the viewer. In the scene in which he walks out of the chocolate factory, he pretends to be a frail, elderly man before tumbling to meet his guests. \"I knew that from then on the audience wouldn't know if I was lying or telling the truth,\" Wilder later explained. Stuart also said that Wilder improvised bits of the eerie song that Wonka sang on the psychadelic boat ride and brought new life to the explosive scene toward the end of the film in which Wonka yells at Charlie. 041b061a72


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