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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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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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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A Quick Look At How to Train Your Dragon

A Quick Look At How to Train Your Dragon

Paramount Pictures presents an animated movie – How to Train Your Dragon – directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. Co-written by William Davies, Peter Tolan, Sanders and DeBlois. Adapted from the novel by Cressida Cowell. Running time: 98 minutes. Rateing: PG (for scenes of intense action, some scary images and brief mild language). Some movies seem born to inspire video games. All they lack is controllers and a scoring system. “How to Train Your Dragon” serves more like a game born…

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How to Train Your Dragon: A beautiful windy journey

How to Train Your Dragon: A beautiful windy journey

How to Train Your Dragon film takes a simple approach: It’s selling journey. Wild, high-flying, wind in your hair adventure. A lot happens along the way and sure there’s a message but DreamWorks movies at their best, and this is one of them, are all about escapism. How to Train Your Dragon takes its audience on a fire-breathing, dipping, diving ride and never looks back. Animated movies come in all shapes and sizes, with different goals,…

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How to Train Your Dragon – A beautifully made work by DreamWorks Animation

How to Train Your Dragon – A beautifully made work by DreamWorks Animation

Largely based on the Cressida Cowell novel by screenwriter Will Davies and directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, How to Train Your Dragon finds Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), a Viking teenager who resides on a desolate island where fighting dragons is what separates the men from the boys. And as the skinny, never-do-well son of the Vikings’ chieftain, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), Hiccup is no doubt still a boy. However, he’s now reached the age…

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Coco Brings the Pixar Touch to the Death realm

Coco Brings the Pixar Touch to the Death realm

One of the pleasures of a new Pixar feature is the chance to be amazed by what animation can do. Sometimes you witness a big, bold breakthrough, like the computer-assisted rendering of fur in Monsters, Inc., of water in Finding Nemo, or of metal in Cars. The innovations in Coco are no less satisfying for being of a more subtle kind. The grain of leather and the rusted folds of grooved metal have a rough, almost tangible quality. Human bones, hairless…

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