Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Comparison Essay

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Movies are one thing that constantly change but to stay the same. A lot of movies have have been modernized for a new era, some more than once. A major movie remake of my generation would be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and its remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From the 1971 happy, upbeat, singing Willy Wonka, portrayed by Gene Wilder, to the 2005 crazy, gloomy, mystifying Willy Wonka, played by Johnny Depp a lot has changed. Tim Burton and Mel Stuart made Roald Dahl 's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into a visual representation of how they saw it.
The 1971 movie version of Roald Dahl’s book has always been popular, especially at the time of release. Opening weekend of the movie box office made $2,126,226. Which for 1971 was a lot more than what it would seem today. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was the movie every kid enjoyed watching. The Gene Wilder version of Willy Wonka who always seemed to be happy made it a fun
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In both movies Charlie is this happy boy despite what he does not have. Even though he did not have money he continues to get chocolate until he got the chance to win the golden ticket just like every other kid in the world. Charlie being the protagonist everyone is hoping he gets the ticket. Each kid is the same in each movie, from Violet being a stubborn winner, Veruca being a spoiled brat, Augustus being a pig, and Mike Teavee not interested in the candy. All four kids got the same fate in each version. Although, in the first movie Veruca was sent down a shoot while trying to take a goose that lays golden eggs and in the second wanting a squirrel that cracks nuts. Charlie has his grandparents and his mother but in the second one he has a father, who loses his job halfway through the movie. The biggest difference of all is the 1971 version being a musical. In the 2005 version only the oompa loompas
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