I can’t think of anyone who hates chocolates. Chocolates have always been part of our childhood loves and it is something that first comes to mind when we crave for sweets. However, indulging ourselves with so much chocolates is also not good for our health.
One of the most popular movies about chocolates that present us with a lot of lessons to learn is the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. It was produced by Warner Brothers in 2005 and was directed by Tim Burton. This movie is a film adaptation of the original British book with the same title. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that was written by Roald Dahl in 1964. It was first put into a musical film in 1971 with the title “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” by Mel Stuart where Gene Wilder played the role of Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrumas as Charlie Bucket. This was distributed by Paramount Pictures. The musical Film was said to have flopped in the box office, though there were a lot of good feedback about it. The copyright was later handed to the ownership of Warner Brothers and was then developed to a cult classic. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score because of its repeated views and airing in television and home video sales.
In 1998, Warner Brothers and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment purchased the right to produce another film to Dahl Estate giving Dahl’s widowed wife, Fecility, and his daughter, Lucy, the full artistic control to the film; this includes privilege to choose actor, writer and director.
After years, Mr. Alan F. Horn, president of Warner Brother asked Tom Shadyac to direct the new film adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Jim Carrey playing Willy Wonka’s role. Yet, they were turned down when Lucy Dahl opposed to the idea.
Moreover, in May 2003, Warner Brother and Dahl Estate agreed that the film was to be directed by Tim Burton- the most trusted director of the estate. The actor to play the role of Willy Wonka was also chosen from a wide range of actors–NicolasCage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and Adam Sandler—before it finally landed in the hands of Johnny Depp.
Tim Burton had a hard time finding the right actor to give the role of Charlie Bucket to until Johnny Depp introduced Freddie Highmore.
The film is about a young boy named Charlie Bucket who came from a very underprivileged family. His mother is unemployed and his father works at the toothpaste factory with the task of putting caps to the toothpaste tubes.
Moreover, “The Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” is where Charlie’s grandfather worked before it shut down.
After several years, the owner of the factory, Willy Wonka, announced a competition that will give 5 lucky participants an opportunity to take a tour around his factory. The participants were to be determined with 5 golden tickets which were sealed in Wonka Chocolate bars. Only one winner will get the surprise grand prize after the tour.
Charlie, having no money, suddenly had a magical chance of having one of the five tickets. Along with him are the 4 other kids: Augustus Gloop from Düsseldorf, the greedy and gluttonous; Veruca Salt from London, the spoiled and rotten; Violet Beauregarde from Atlanta, the competitive and boastful; and Mike Teavee from Denver, the arrogant and aggressive.
Each of them was accompanied by an adult and Charlie brought along his grandfather, Joe, with him. Inside the factory were huge machines used to make different candies and chocolates. Furthermore, the factory workers were called the Oompa-Loompas.
Each of the factory’s area had a challenge where Wonka put a trap for every child based on their negative trait.
In the end, Charlie won the game simply because he is a boy with a pure heart and good intentions. Willy Wonka then revealed the surprise grand prize.
In order to suppress the story to people who are yet to watch the film, I would just put an end with this article telling you that there is more to life than money. Make the best out of it because you can never go back to the moment you were supposed to be.