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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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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If seen in entirety, The Hunger Games 2012 is slightly underwhelming

If seen in entirety, The Hunger Games 2012 is slightly underwhelming

With a Mayan-predicted threat for planet Earth towards the end of this year, studio bosses appear to be quite superstitious. The cinematic calendar is crammed with big-budgeted, potential blockbusters and the first to be released in 2012 is The Hunger Games 2012 movie. Directed and co-written by Gary Ross, whose last film was 2003’s Seabiscuit, the film is set in a totalitarian nation called Panem, where the filthy-rich live in the futuristic Capitol and the starving poor…

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A Splendid Makeover of the God of Thunder in Thor Ragnarok

A Splendid Makeover of the God of Thunder in Thor Ragnarok

Thor isn’t the sole Marvel character to get a major makeover in Thor 3 Ragnarok. Thanks to ancient and complicated licensing deals with Universal, Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk is unable to be the protagonist of his own Marvel film. He can, however, co-star in another character’s film—and Hemsworth, for one, welcomed the backup. “I want as much help as I can get,” Hemsworth says of sharing the Ragnarok spotlight with Ruffalo—“especially if it’s a Thor movie. I’m like, ‘Give me Hulk;…

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Thor Ragnarok Proves That Marvel Is Not Afraid to Learn from Its Mistakes

Thor Ragnarok Proves That Marvel Is Not Afraid to Learn from Its Mistakes

Stars Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo explain Thor and the Hulk’s dramatic transformations in Thor Ragnarok full movie. “I feel like I’m dying here. I feel like I have handcuffs on,” Chris Hemsworth remembers telling his boss, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. The role of Thor, hammer-swinging Norse god of thunder, may have transformed Hemsworth from an Australian TV actor to an international, household name—but the actor describes himself pre-Ragnarok as “frustrated and bored.” After critically-mixed outings in Thor The Dark…

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Game of Thrones, Beyond The Wall: a classic dragon battle

Game of Thrones, Beyond The Wall: a classic dragon battle

Finally, the transition of Game of Thrones from gutter-dirty medieval caper to traditional fantasy epic has finished. After years of teasing, with Beyond the Wall the HBO juggernaut finally made good on its implied promise to one day pitch flame-snorting dragons against ice zombies – to predictably breathtaking (and budget-busting) effect. Still, as Drogon and siblings bombarded the Night King’s minions, it was worth considering whether this was also the moment breathtaking spectacle tipped into empty bombast. Just two weeks…

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale: Remember these details About “The Dragon and The Wolf”

Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale: Remember these details About “The Dragon and The Wolf”

Game of Thrones  blew all the last season finales away, with a shocker from Arya and Sansa Stark, a major revelation for Jon Snow and a game-changing moment from the White Walkers. Below, revisit every unbelievable moment. (Missed out on last week’s episode? Catch up with our recap.) 1) The meeting of all meetings takes place. Greyworm and the Unsullied stand in formation outside of King’s Landing, as Jaime and Bronn watch from above. As they joke…

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A Look-Over At Game of Thrones Season 6

A Look-Over At Game of Thrones Season 6

In its first season not leaned on George R. R. Martin’s books — save for some leftover Iron Islands stuffs — Game of Thrones moved faster than fans have come to anticipate concerning story, payoffs, and even the literal movement of characters from one world to another. Occasionally, there were so many “happy” moments that the show began to feel rather un-Game of Thrones like, even though the series definitely had an excuse for speeding…

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