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    Could have sworn she wasn't English in the books. Never mind.
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    Not wrong on the fizzy lifting drinks scene though.
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    The remake was truer to the book and fucking awful. Sometimes books are good books but being true to them doesn't work as well in a film as something else.
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    What was with the dentist thing? Did not get that.

    Would have loved to see someone attempt the great glass elevator. That would be interesting.
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    Where's the Georges Marvellous Medicine film?
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    Who knew Hole was a Dahl Smark?

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    I just knew him as a Dull Smark.
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the film that managed to endear an unapologetic child predator to generations of moviegoers. Given the paradoxically creepy nature of Roald Dahl, the world-famous children's author who penned the source novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it's perhaps not that surprising that Dahl hated the movie for not being dark enough.

    Dahl was at odds with the film from the very beginning. He had no respect for director Mel Stuart, insisting the man had "no talent or flair whatsoever," and he hated the film's numerous "trashy" musical numbers (even though they all celebrate the ironic murder of children, which, as any fan of Dahl knows, was his favorite subject).

    But Dahl was particularly upset about the Oompa Loompas. In his novel, the Oompa Loompas were African pygmies, working in perpetual servitude to make candy for their wealthy Anglican benefactor. Dahl saw absolutely no problem with this, but the NAACP disagreed, so the film transformed the Oompa Loompas into a platoon of creepy, orange-skinned little people of indeterminate race. Dahl eventually agreed that changing the Oompa Loompas to avoid offending the African-American community was probably for the best, and subsequent versions of the book also reflected that change, although he did describe the NAACP's demand as "real Nazi stuff," because we're pretty sure Dahl was fucking crazy.

    But as production continued, Dahl became frustrated by the producers' insistence on making Wonka the center of the story, which culminated in them changing the title of the film to focus on Willy Wonka and the chocolate-bar marketing tie-in the producers had arranged. Dahl hated everything about the film's portrayal of Wonka, especially the casting of Gene Wilder, whom Dahl felt was "pretentious" and "insufficiently gay and bouncy." Dahl was evidently not a fan of Wilder's subdued, borderline chilling characterization of Wonka, a man who owns slaves and murders children in a black-magic house of candy.

    Despite collecting a $300,000 writing fee from the studio, Dahl ultimately disowned the film and actively campaigned against it in several magazine and TV interviews. Even after the movie's success substantially boosted his book sales, Dahl still claimed the whole experience had left him enormously depressed, so it is arguably for the best that he didn't live to see the Tim Burton version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    Who knew Hole was a Dahl Smark?
    Read everything he did as a kid. As you can see in this thread I've forgotten some details since.
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    Even his Bond movie script?

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    Hole seething that Tales of the Unexpected just wasn't unexpected enough for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hun View Post
    Hole seething that Tales of the Unexpected just wasn't unexpected enough for him.
    For fans of the horrible mothers tattoo page, check out Gaia's Dancing Indigo Children: Intergalactic. They're doing the Lord's work.


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    I DON’T THINK SHE REALLY FELL INTO A HOLE EVEN THOUGH THAT COULD HAPPEN. I THINK THE HOLES IN THE METAPHORE IN THE POEM ARE JUST HOLES OF DISPARE IN SOME ONES LIFE. I GUESS BESIDES THE TRENCHES IN PAINTBALL, I HAVE FALLEN INTO HOLES OF DISPARE IN AN EDUACTIONAL MATTER.

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    Stixx is offline Sad shell of his former self. That says A LOT!!!
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    Thank you, CHL. That page is amazing.
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    Nibbles is online now post may contain neo-socialist claptrap
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    I think buck's mom said she loves me on Facebook.
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    That woman is a saint.
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    Leave the mothers of of this. Goes double for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boner View Post
    I think buck's mom said she loves me on Facebook.
    Why don't you marry her?
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