"Hold your breath... Make a wish... Count to three..."

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, May 19, 2010.

  1. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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  2. Charlie and the Chicolate Factory

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  1. Hi Gene Wilder in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"! Or Depp in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"!
    Which do you think is better? To me they are hardly comparable.
    I like Gene Wider version better, but I'm OLD and that's what I grew up with.
    Been looking for a copy of the movie for years and heard a tidbit of a song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0sgwz-f-u4
    couldn't rest til I found a copy.
    "Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination. Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination
    Take a look and you'll see into your imagination.

    We'll begin with a spin traveling in the world of my creation
    What we'll see will defy explanation.

    If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it
    Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There's nothing to it.

    There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination
    Living there you'll be free if you truly wish to be.

    If you want to view paradise
    Simply look around and view it
    Anything you want to, do it
    Wanta change the world?
    There's nothing
    To it

    There is no
    Life I know
    To compare with
    Pure imagination
    Living there
    You'll be free
    If you truly
    Wish to be"
    Makes me so happy to find a copy of Gene Wilder and Willy Wonka for my collection, I could just shout (but that wouldn't be appropriate) --- yaaay.
  2. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i'm not old lol, but i grew up with willy wonka and i perfer that one. i can't even watch charlie and the choolate factory. i don't like it. too weird for my taste
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Well here I am. You are gonna get the techincal version from me. I LOVED Gene Wilder and that film. However, it was not at all true to the book or the darkness of Roald Dahl's writing.

    The Depp version was much more true to the book that the Gene Wilder one. Roald Dahl had a dark soul to say the least. Remember James and the Giant Peach? I need say no more.
  4. Both have their creepy moments... like that in the 2nd they try and explain the why being he wonka... but the songs were way better in the original... also liked that they came up with where the oompas came from... even if it did me gagging while watching the caterpillar bit. We just watched the 2nd last night oddly enough, but it's been years since I saw the original. Think I'll reserve judgment until I can watch the original again.
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I enjoy both of the versions.

    Johnny Depp... [​IMG] ....well anyway, I liked the oddness of it and Gene Wilder is just awesome.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You forgot the "Neither" choice. [​IMG] Don't like either one of them, movie or actor.
  7. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    My House
    The first one for sure.
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Gene Wilder,, I never compare a book to the movie,, they just don't flow. If I read the book first I won't watch the movie,, I hate the disparity!
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I haven't gotten to see the one with Johnny Depp in it yet, but I plan on watching it. I loved the other one.
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:The only movie version of book that was TOTALLY right on was Sleeping with the Enemy...... Great book, great movie.

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