Willy Wonka Movie Comparison Research Paper

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The Musical/Fantasy films Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) are alike in many ways, but they are also both creatively different. Both remakes of the Roald Dahl novel are magical film and intriguing for both children and adult audiences. The similarities and difference are recognizable mostly in the plot, direction, and acting. As both Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were both based on the novel written by Roald Dahl, the plot in the movie remakes are both similar and also have some differences. Willy Wonka in both movies is the famous, strange, and mysterious chocolate maker. He has a secret factory where he makes all of his chocolate and candy for kids and families to enjoy across the world that no one has seen before. Willy Wonka has decided to reveal the mysteries inside of the factory to five lucky kids who have a golden ticket. They can get the golden ticket by purchasing…show more content…
Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp's performances in the two films are equally wonderful and yet, almost entirely different. While Wilder downplays the part with a quiet subtlety, Depp is over the top and manic. Depp's performance is also psychotic at points. Both actors have taken the part and made it their own.Wilder's lackadaisical attempts to stop the children from being take away, indifferently chanting things like "Help" and "Oh no" in monotone. Likewise, Depp does so much with only a look. His pasty face and beaming teeth make him look almost like a cartoon character. The child actors are well chosen in both roles, and Peter Ostrum and Freddie Highmore both bring an endearing and memorable quality to Charlie. Ostrum looks slightly older than Highmore, although both were close to the same age when they played the role. The supporting cast-members are excellent and extremely memorable in both
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