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Year
1971
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Mel Stuart
Genres
Fantasy, Family, Musical
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
117,854
Checks
63,470
Favs
2,889
Dislikes
207
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. akuma587's avatar

    akuma587

    @MagicalEddie

    Tim Burton tried to be more faithful to the book and we saw how that turned out. Faithfulness to source material is not a criteria by which all film adaptations should be judged. Many should be taken on their own terms, since film is such a different medium and some aspects of a novel do not always translate well to film.

    You could also say that the Burton film just blew its load on CGI-Indian oompa loompas.
    10 years 1 month ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    As a tribute to Gene Wilder, we watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a film that while a perennial classic for many, somehow had passed me by until now. Well, it's a delightful piece of whimsy and given my only real knowledge coming in was a Futurama episode and a couple of pics overused in Internet memes, I was continually surprised at what was happening on screen. The story is really Charlie's, a sweet boy who is rewarded where the bad kids are not, and part of the success is the film is not feeling impatient that so much time is spent with him before Wilder's Wonka finally makes an appearance. Wilder is great, of course, a sad-happy, mean-nice, immortal-childish, fun-dangerous Time Lord of a man, pushing and pulling in at least two directions at once, imbuing the factory tour with something at once funny and sinister. Oompa-Loompas are keen. All the characters memorable. The design is fun. I've been a damn fool not watching this before. 4 years 11 months ago
  3. Big A2's avatar

    Big A2

    @hurluberlue: The Thing? The Fly? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Scarface? A Fistful of Dollars? The Maltese Falcon? The Departed? The Magnificent Seven? 9 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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