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April 28th, 2009
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The Most Important Question Of The Day

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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From:rowangolightly
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Now if I could only find Willy Wonka in DVD or even videotape! I've been looking for it for a couple years.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
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From:rowangolightly
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Woot! Thanks....now I feel silly for not looking on Amazon but ah well!
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From:bammba_m
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
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"This is the Puppet Hospital and Burn Center. It's relatively new."

Awesome.
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From:polyfrog
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
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The book is a great book.
The new Depp movie is pretty close to the book, and pretty good.
The older Gene Wilder WW&TCF is not very close to the book at all. But it was and still is one of the transformative movies of my life.
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From:wyngarde
Date:April 29th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
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Note who wrote the original movie.

And I don't recall the book having a dentist ending.
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From:polyfrog
Date:April 29th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Me either. But super-creepy Depp Willy is a lot closer to the Willy in the book than lovable eccentric Wilder Willy. And Deep Roy is much closer than a bunch of green-haired midgets in silly pants.
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From:wyngarde
Date:April 29th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I'll go with you on Deep Roy...But not recycling Onigo Boigo songs.

But the point of the book was that Wonka loved kids and hated bad manners. Depp plays it like he has no idea what a child is and is scared of them...So WHY does he hand his factory to one? Wonka in the book also had lots of energy and was jumping and dancing around all over the place. Depp's portrayal of Michael Jackson...I mean Wonka was the opposite. He just did his standard "I'm in yet ANOTHER Tim Burton movie...Yawn." bit

Wilder got it. He did it with such subtlety. He was brilliant. He got the joke and you see it each time you watch it.

If I could take the start of Burton's movie and tack on the factory from the classic, it would be a perfect movie. It's like the original stinks until they get to the factory and Burton's starts to stink when they get the factory.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:April 29th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
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Actually, none of the songs really resemble any Oingo Boingo songs, except the same guy sings them.
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From:wildcard9
Date:April 28th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I liked the recent Jonny Depp movie, but the original with Gene Wilder will always have a special place in my heart so it wins my vote.
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From:wyngarde
Date:April 29th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
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Burton & Depp can burn in hell.
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From:wyngarde
Date:April 29th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
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Since you are comparing movies...
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From:wyngarde
Date:April 29th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
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Here's one for the list:

Burton/Depp
Scorsese/De Niro
Carpenter/Russell
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