Willy Wonka And The Choco­late Fac­tory (1971)

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This freaky ’70s mu­si­cal tin­kers with the ti­tle and the plot (no squir­rels, more Slug­worth) to make a movie with an even darker af­ter­taste than Dahl’s orig­i­nal Char­lie And The Choco­late

Fac­tory novel – Dahl wasn’t a fan, de­spite the fact he co-wrote the screen­play. Gene Wilder turns the “odd” set­ting to max­i­mum as the top-hat­ted con­fec­tioner, yet still looks com­par­a­tively nor­mal next to Johnny Depp in Tim Bur­ton’s more-faith­ful (and un­der­rated) 2005 ver­sion.

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