Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy family film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Dahl was credited with writing the film's screenplay; however, David Seltzer, who went uncredited in the film, was brought in to re-work the screenplay against Dahl's wishes, making major changes to the ending and adding musical numbers. These changes and other decisions made by the director led Dahl to disown the film. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 30, 1971. With a budget of just $3 million, the film received generally positive reviews and earned $4 million by the end of its original run. The film became highly popular in part through repeated television airings and home entertainment sales. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score, and Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but lost both to Fiddler on the Roof. The film also introduced the song "The Candy Man", which went on to become a popular hit when recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
G
Year:
1971
100
$4,000,000
6,397 Views

Grandpa Joe:
Mr. Wonka?

Wonka:
I am extraordinarily busy, sir.

Grandpa Joe:
I just wanted to ask about the chocolate, the lifetime supply of chocolate, for Charlie. When does he get it?

Wonka:
He doesn't.

Grandpa Joe:
Why not?

Wonka:
Because he broke the rules.

Grandpa Joe:
What rules? We didn't see any rules, did we, Charlie?

Wonka:
[angrily] Wrong, sir! Wrong! Under section 37B of the contract signed by him, it states quite clearly that all offers shall become null and void if - and you can read it for yourself in this photostatic copy - "I, the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained," et cetera, et cetera... "Fax mentis, incendium gloria cultum," et cetera, et cetera... Memo bis punitor delicatum! It's all there! Black and white, clear as crystal! You stole Fizzy-Lifting Drinks! You bumped into the ceiling, which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get... NOTHING!!! You lose! GOOD DAY, SIR! [returns to work]

Grandpa Joe:
[shocked] You're a crook... [furiously] You're a cheat and a swindler...! That's what you are! How can you do a thing like this?! Build up a little boy's hopes, and then smash all his dreams to pieces?! [lividly] You're an inhuman monster...!

Wonka:
I said "GOOD DAY"!! [goes on about his work]

Grandpa Joe:
Come on, Charlie. Let's get out of here. [sets to leave] I'll get even with him if it's the last thing I ever do. If Slugworth wants a Gobstopper, he'll get one.

[he and Charlie are about to leave, when Charlie slowly walks up to Wonka]

Charlie:
Mr. Wonka?

[he places the Everlasting Gobstopper on Wonka's desk and sets off as Wonka stops writing]

Wonka:
[puts his hand on the Gobstopper] "So shines a good deed in a weary world." [looks up] Charlie? My boy. You've won! You did it! You did it! I knew you would! I just knew you would! Oh, Charlie, forgive me for putting you through this. Please, forgive me. Come in, Mr. Wilkinson! [The man originally known as Slugworth walks in.] Charlie, meet Mr. Wilkinson!

Wilkinson:
Pleasure!

Charlie:
Slugworth!

Wonka:
No, no! That's not Slugworth! He works for me!

Charlie:
For you?

Wonka:
I had to test you, Charlie. And you passed the test! You won!

Grandpa Joe:
Won what?!

Wonka:
The jackpot, my dear sir! The grand and glorious jackpot!

Charlie:
The chocolate?

Wonka:
The chocolate, yes! The chocolate, but that's just the beginning! We hafta get on! We hafta get on! We have so much time, and so little to do! Strike that. Reverse it. This way, please!

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