Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl in 1964 and has since been adapted into two major motion pictures. In 1971, Warner Brother’s Studios developed the beloved children’s book into a musical film and named it Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This enactment was directed by Mel Stuart and stared Gene Wilder as the infamous chocolatier. Charlie Bucket was portrayed by Peter Ostrum and the lovable Grandpa Joe was played by Jack Albertson.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory begins with a school letting children out for the day, and all the children running off to the local candy store. While all the children of the town have a great time in the store, the clerk tells them all about Willy Wonka and begins singing the first musical number of the film, “The Candy Man.” When the song is finished, the camera shows a store window and Charlie who is standing outside looking in because he has no money to spend on candy.
Charlie walks away from the happy children to see his boss for his paper route and collects his first pay day money. After delivering papers, he stops and spends his money on a loaf of bread for his family who includes his mother, himself, and two sets of grandparents. While walking home, he passes the Wonka Factory and admires it while a creepy tinker stops to tell him that “nobody ever goes in, nobody ever comes out.” When he gets to his...
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