Christmas Movie 18 - 18th December 2015 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Christmas Movie 18 - 18th December 2015 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in 1971 and is one of the Christmas fixture movies that I can't imagine the season without.

In my original selfish 2009 Top Ten Christmas Movies, I talked about the "Music and Moonlight" quote, also used by Aphex Twin in his "We are the Music Makers" track; still my favourite line of the movie. Wonka's isolation and his need for those he can trust, to share in his magic is clear.

It isn't an accurate adaptation of the book yet it is a great movie. Gene Wilder's portrayal of the Wonka is just about edgy enough to be right; where I think Johnny Depp tried a little too hard in the later (much closer to the book) remake, also good but no classic.

The Wonkatania; psychedelic..



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067992

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