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Saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last night. Damn good movie. Really enjoyed it. I didn't find that it detracted from Gene Wilder's version in the slightest. Fun fun.

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jmspoofe
Jul. 19th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
I thought it was swell. The songs were really spiffy, the portrayal of the factory was damn'd awesome, and hey, I thought Depp's Wonka was pretty interesting (besides, why would anyone want to try to top Gene Wilder?). I didn't necessarily care for the backstory that they gave to him, nor can Tim Burton write an ending to save his life, but it was still pretty good.
esprix
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
The songs were great - I liked that Danny Elfman not only stretched a little with different styles, but I heard some echoes of Oingo Boingo in some of them (especially Mike Teavee).

It truly was a "re-imagining" (or, rather, a movie more closely based on the book) than a remake.

And the one thing I liked from the father backstory was that it made Wonka a little more human. He basically said to Charlie, "You were the least awful of all of them so you win," which was kind of lame, so by adding in the layer of Charlie helping him rediscover his relationship with his father, it warmed Willy up a bit, IMHO.

And Deep Roy doing the 7-Up guy's voice at the end? PRICELESS! :D
bigbearok
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
It's been forever since I read the book(s), but I've read that Danny Elfman used some of Roald Dahl's original lyrics for the Oompaloompa songs.
esprix
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
He did indeed, and credited him accordingly. We also stopped at Barnes & Noble afterwards, and while flipping through the book we found them. :)
paladin_of_gaia
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Why, oh why, oh why do they subject us to these travesties? Was the first incarnation of this horror not devestating enough? Were not enough minds traumatised by the pointless, aimless, mean-spiritedness of the whole affair the first time...?
esprix
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Um, ok, I really liked them both. Sorry.
minotaurs
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
I think my first real idea that Steven (the last hubby) and I weren't meant to be was when he told me he *hated* the original movie.

BTW, that article about Depp and his inspiration for Willy, can be found here.
esprix
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
You kept giggling at various points in the film when no one else was. I figure there were either references I was missing, or slashy goodness not apparent to us laymen. :P
minotaurs
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
No real slash factor in this movie. (Willy/Grandpa Joe? I'm thinking - not so much.) Just that I have a twisted sense of humor that Tim Burton really appeals to.
esprix
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Like what? I remember you giggling when they first walked into the river part of the factory. What struck you as funny?
avagoyle
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
I love it as well.
luvcatcher
Jul. 19th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
Tim Burton movies have always been a bit odd and dark, but that's what I like about them. Hope to see this movie soon!
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