Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its original mood, manner, and visualization from the novel (Part 1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its original mood, manner, and visualization from the novel (Part 1)

Since it was published in America in 1964, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) has become a classic of children’s literature.  The book is still assigned reading in many middle school and high school curricula and has spawned two film adaptations, 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Tim Burton’s 2005 fantasy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Although Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has become a generational touchstone for kids raised in the 1970s (myself included), the recent Tim Burton adaptation is, surprisingly, far…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wasn’t made for the family to watch

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wasn’t made for the family to watch

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wasn’t made for the family to watch. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is far more enjoyable than the 2005’s take. All this is irrelevant, of course, to the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory except that it’s amazing that, amid the tumult of movie-making, Joel, Christine, Lillian, Joel’s parents and I all took a little break at the local multiplex to see it. The general reaction was positive, with Joel’s parents by far the…

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005 movie: The iconic novel made into big-screen twice!

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005 movie: The iconic novel made into big-screen twice!

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005 movie from Roald Dahl’s novels have entertained and entranced children and their imaginations for years. Several successful films have been made based on his works, but the most recognisable Dahl adaptation has to be the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, based on his 1964 novel, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. The story of a poor boy who, with the help of winning a golden ticket into the world’s…

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There’s a dark side to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s fun

There’s a dark side to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s fun

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 film review: If there is any living director who can do the right to the warped nature of Roald Dahl’s “kids’ tales,” it’s Tim Burton. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn’t the first time these two have “collaborated.” Burton produced Henry Selick’s animated James and the Giant Peach, but this time he’s in the director’s chair, with his favorite star in the camera’s crosshairs. Although this film is an adaptation of one…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie is not that child-friendly

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie is not that child-friendly

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie review: From the appearance, Willy Wonka’s factory is a dark, imposing industrial edifice overshadowing rows of red-brick shops and houses — something out of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” planted in the landscape of Charles Dickens’s “Hard Times.” It is not ugly, exactly — by now we are accustomed to seeing grandeur in this kind of architecture — but it is nonetheless forbidding. The interior, of course, is another…

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Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had a lot to live up to back in 2005

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had a lot to live up to back in 2005

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie, Tim Burton’s reimagining of Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s book, features all of Burton’s cinematic stalwarts as well as some inventive confectionery scenes. Facing fierce competition from the highly revered 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Burton’s take had a lot to live up to back in 2005. When candymaker genius Wonka, mostly known for his delectable sweets, decides to hold a competition for five children to visit…

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Oompa Loompas in the new Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005 movie

Oompa Loompas in the new Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005 movie

Take a look at the new-and-improved Oompa Loompas in the new Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie. Tim Burton’s visual imprint—the skewed, German-Expressionist spaces, which are designed either in gothic black or striking bursts of primary color—has been unmistakable from the start, but he’s also been telling the same outsider story for 20 years. From Pee-wee Herman to Batman to Edward Scissorhands to Willy Wonka in the new Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie, the Burton hero…

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An Overview Of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie

An Overview Of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie overview: Charlie, Violet, Veruca, Mike and Augustus earn another chance to win a chocolate factory, 4 decades after Roald Dahl created them for his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Of course, there’s no surprise in who comes up with the big prize in the end. It’s the kid with the soul. The kid with the heart. The kid with the four bedridden grandparents. It’s Charlie Bucket, the kid who…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie turns out to be just sickly sweet

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie turns out to be just sickly sweet

If the first Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory served as a delightful psychedelic freak-out with Gene Wilder’s gobstopping candymaker as scolding guide, Tim Burton’s more lavish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory full movie—driven by Johnny Depp’s eccentric, parent-hating Wonka—is akin to a disappointingly tame acid trip. With characters whose countenances have been strangely airbrushed with not-very-human glossiness, Burton’s take on Roald Dahl’s classic kids’ tale is both more polished and sinister than Mel Stuart’s 1971 version, offering…

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It’s a strange thing, taste in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie

It’s a strange thing, taste in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie review: There are people who will tell you, under the misty-eyed delusion of nostalgia, that Mel Stuart’s entertaining but heavily flawed Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is an indisputable epic. But where the 1971 Gene Wilder vehicle left a feeling of emptiness after a brief saccharine high, Tim Burton’s take of Roald Dahl’s fable of cavities and calamities has the same rich sweetness shot across with the acidic…

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Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is enough to make any fan

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is enough to make any fan

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie is enough to make any fan of Roald Dahl’s most well-known book burst into tears — with delight at all the movie gets so magically right, and with frustration that despite that the film is still almost ruined by Burton’s obsessions and a spectacularly miscalculated performance by star Johnny Depp. I’m sure only Burton can pull off so perfectly Dahl’s whimsical fantasy and withering comeuppance, or the Dickensian joyful and extravagance…

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Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is more polished, more produced

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is more polished, more produced

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie: For a man who’s earned a reputation for being one of the most original moviemakers on earth, Tim Burton has an awfully huge fondness for remakes. And what a mixed bag they are: His hit Batman spawned a huge movie franchise, while his Planet of the Apes stands as one of the most widely trashed films in recent memory. Thus, Burton takes a third stab at the remake…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie wasn’t as original or interesting as I expected

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie wasn’t as original or interesting as I expected

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory full movie was fun for about 60 minutes, after that I realized I had seen it all before and none of it was original or interesting. Tim Burton certainly added his Burton-esque touch to the look and design and Johnny Depp delivered his own portrayal of Wonka, as only he can, but in the end it simply felt like a copy of the first film, which if you ask me is…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie is just Stange!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 movie is just Stange!

Now this is strange. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 triumphs despite Johnny Depp‘s performance, which should have been the high point of the film. Depp, an actor of considerable gifts, has never been afraid to take a chance, but this time he takes the wrong one. His Willy Wonka is an enigma in an otherwise mostly delightful film by Tim Burton, where the visual invention is a wonder. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie is correctly…

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The Good Doctor 2017 movie is a show definitely worth tuning in

The Good Doctor 2017 movie is a show definitely worth tuning in

The Good Doctor 2017 full movie, starring the perennially boyish Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new resident at St. Bonaventure Hospital in San Jose, California. Prior to last night, the only fictional Autistic surgeon I had seen on TV was Dr. Virginia Dixon, the heart surgeon portrayed by Mary McDonnell, who appeared in three episodes of season five of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. As Lynne Soraya described Dr. Dixon, “the way the character was written…

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