So there's that innocence and they connect. And within that innocence, sometimes that's why, Willy, people think of him as this crazy guy who can scream one second, 'Don't touch this! The song has the fast-moving intricate lyrics, my favorite. For those of you expecting a copy of the original with new actors, you'll be surprised how original this version is, go and bring your entire family with you! It's based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl about a little boy who wins a tour of a wondrous chocolate factory run by Willy Wonka, a reclusive candy inventor. Johnny Depp is a great Willy Wonka! In some shots of AnnaSophia Robb's head, a facial prosthetic was worn to give the impression that her cheeks had swelled up as well. The following are my Top Five favorite songs from the original cast recording. The next day, Charlie finds some money in a gutter in the street and uses it to buy a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar.
It was also released on , with only one of the special features a making-of feature. The other items in Wonka's factory — bubblegum trees and lollypop flowers — also look cheap. As an enthusiastic fan of the book, he intended to remain more faithful to Dahl's vision than the 1971 film had been. The element of an estranged father-son relationship had previously appeared in Big Fish, similarly directed by Burton and written by August. It is an of the 1964 novel by. Charlie receives monetary offers for the ticket, but decides to keep it and bring Grandpa Joe to accompany him on the factory tour. Highmore had already read the book before, but decided to read it once more prior to auditioning.
So I decided not to rewatch the Gene Wilder movie, because first of all, he's genius, and I can't be him. The search for the five golden tickets is fast and furious. Accordingly, they are ejected from the factory in mysterious and painful fashions. In 1972, the film received an nomination for , and Wilder was nominated for a , but both nominations lost to. What I do is I just sing to them, and I look at these real human beings — yeah and they're playing characters, but they're my friends now — and I look at them, and especially little Charlie, who's an actual 11-year-old boy, and I just think, 'Gosh, if we could just get rid of this judgment that we all carry around, this third eye that judges ourselves, what if you could just change the world? After telling Grandpa Joe about the tinker, he reveals that Wonka locked the factory because other candy makers, including rival Arthur Slugworth, sent in spies to steal his recipes. In the factory, Charlie and Grandpa Joe marvel at the unbelievable sights, sounds, and especially smells of the factory.
Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world, has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents. With the hope of being on his beloved television, Mike Teavee shrinks himself, and his father has to carry him out in his breast pocket. Bucket and make Willy Wonka the idyllic Charlie had longed for his entire life. After a messy cart ride, the rest of the group tests out Wonka's Wonkavision, used to teleport chocolate bars and Mike also teleports himself, becoming only a few inches tall. There are a matched pair of shots over her shoulders where her hands are clearly visible. Elfman also wrote and performed the vocals for four songs, with pitch changes and modulations to represent different singers. The film stars as and as Charlie Bucket, alongside , , , , , and.
He remains steadfast in his belief that everything will work out in the end. The ceremonial scene required 500 local. The entire day has been another contest, the prize for which is the entire chocolate factory, which Charlie has just won. The version on this album is basically the same version that has been featured in the beloved films but I think the sense of nostalgia that it evokes reserves it a well-deserved place on my list. Because this decision was made late in the film's production, any traces of Violet's blueberry scene were omitted from trailers or promotional material.
If all the laughs come from Depp, who gives Willy the mannerisms of a classic Hollywood diva, the film's heart comes from Highmore, a gifted young performer whose performance is sincere, deep and unforced in a way that's rare in a child actor. Charlie and his family are living contently a while later; however, Wonka is too depressed to make candy the way he used to, causing his candy to sell poorly and his company to decline. The film was released in the United States on July 15, 2005 in 3,770 theaters including theaters. A small range of were launched, utilizing their prominence in the film. Further information: The original music score was written by , a frequent collaborator with director. Kenny Writer, Director, Producer 2001. The film is hilarious, speaking as an adult, I wonder how the youth responds to this, but I rate this movie 8 out of 10 stars! When Wilder was cast for the role, he accepted it on one condition: When I make my first entrance, I'd like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp.
Depp goes deeper to find the bruises on Wonka's secret heart than what Gene Wilder did. He did not see the 1971 film prior to his hiring, which Burton believed would be fundamental in having August stay closer to the book. The fourth ticket goes to Mike Teavee, who, as his name implies, cares only about television. And also, it's a movie, which means the camera can be two inches from your face, and he can raise his eyebrow and you're like, 'The emotion! After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. Finders of the tickets will receive a factory tour and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Filming took place from June to December 2004 at in the. Elfman's score is based around three primary themes: a gentle family theme for the Buckets, generally set in upper ; a mystical, string-driven for Willy Wonka; and a hyper-upbeat factory theme for full orchestra, Elfman's homemade samples and the diminutive chanting voices of the Oompa-Loompas.
Violet becomes a large blueberry after chewing an experimental gum containing a three-course meal, over Wonka's warnings, and must be squeezed before she explodes. Back row left to right : Michael Bollner Augustus Gloop , Ursula Reit Mrs. The lyrics to the Oompa-Loompa songs are adapted from the original book, and are thus credited to. The writer updated the Mike Teavee character into an obsessive video game player, as compared to the novel, in which he fantasized about violent crime films. Depp said the similarities with Jackson never occurred to him. Grandpa Joe and Charlie enter his office to ask about this, and Wonka furiously informs them that by stealing the Fizzy Lifting Drinks, they violated the contract Charlie signed, thereby forfeiting their prize, and he dismisses them.
Once a year, on his birthday, Charlie gets one bar of Wonka chocolate, which he savors over many months. Willy Wonka himself seems to disdain families. I never thought that there would be a version that could match or even beat the original, but this one certainly has exceeded my expectations. The film was not a big success, being the 53rd highest-grossing film of the year in the U. Augustus falls into the chocolate river and is sucked up in a pipe to the Fudge Room. The film tells the story of an only child, Charlie Bucket , who receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. With the change, he buys another Wonka Bar for Grandpa Joe; while walking home, Charlie hears people reading the newspapers, revealing that the Paraguayan millionaire created a fake ticket, and the last real golden ticket still remains.
Burton compared the project's languishing development to 1989 , which he directed, in how there had been varied creative efforts with both films. Gothic Fantasy: The Films of Tim Burton. The storyline follows Charlie as he wins a contest along with four other children and is led by Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory. Following Burton's suggestion, each song in the score is designed to reflect a different. Depp said he was disappointed by Wilder's comment, and responded that the film was not a remake, but a new adaptation of Dahl's 1964 book.