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Willy Wonka Movie Comparison

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I will be discussing the differences between the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and the 2005 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Both movies were based on the 1964 book by Roald Dahl, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. There are a lot of differences between these two films. First off, the 1971 movie stars Gene Wilder, who plays Willy Wonka as a seemingly regular yet strange adult, but showing sides of sarcasm and is very witty. I think most people liked his character and found him to be quite amusing. The movie itself is charming with good songs and pleasant characters. It has an overall childlike tone and is a lot less dark than the book. It tells the simple story of Charlie being poor, looking for and finding the golden ticket, and ultimately winning the prize with his honesty. The 2005 version, stars Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp is more childlike, quiet, but with awkward social skills. He also doesn’t want others to touch him. The story is a lot more dark, and focuses not so much on Charlie getting money in the end, but on the background of Willy Wonka and why he is the way he is. It’s like the 1971 movie was about Charlie and the 2005 movie is about Willy Wonka. Most of the characters are the same but…show more content…
For example, why does Willy Wonka act the way that he does? You see that answer in the Johnny Depp version, when they explore his childhood and he has flashbacks to his childhood; his father was a dentist who was not a fan of Charlie’s career choice and opposed children eating chocolate. Also, the Johnny Depp version is spot on to the book as if the book has come to life. It fits that void of the first one not being exactly like the book. Overall, both movies were good even though they had vast
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