TODAY'S TRIP

Charlie and his Chocolate Factory

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.

charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-53273584b6e29One 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.amp

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.

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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.

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12 thoughts on “Charlie and his Chocolate Factory

  1. I missed watching this movie. Until now, I can’t believe that Willy Wonka was Johnny Depp.. I really thought it was Jim Carrey.

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  2. Nice Story and Article. Napanood ko na ito matagal na taon na, i think last 2008. basta lagi ito pinapalabas sa HBO. anyway Maganda nga ang palabas na to lalo na yung mga isa isa silang na ttrap sa mga ginawa ni willy wonka. nabitin ako sa pagkakakwento mo Ms. Blogger. nakalimutan ko na rin kasi ang movie na ito but its a great article. ❤

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  3. I haven’t seen this film yet. All I can say is I’m craving for the chocolates. Lol! For me, life is more important than money. While you were here in this world, you are capable to earn money.

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  4. I have no idea about this film but I understand that the boy who won the contest in having the tour to the candy factory is very humble. He was with his grandfather who of course guided him to behave well inside because that was his previous job. Therefore the movie would tell us that a well guided child will eventually succeed in life.

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  5. Sobra akong na touch kay charlie dahil mas pinili niya ang kanyang pamilya kaisa sumama kay Willy Wonka para mamuno at maging tagapag mana ng Chocolate Land and candy Land…….. dahil hindi masusuklian ng anumang bagay ang pagmamahal at masayang pamilya mahirap man o mayaman…. at wag din maging makasarili upang lahat ng bagay ay hindi humantong sa hindi magandang pangyayari…….. the best itong movie para sa mga kabataan na matutong mag isip kung ano ang tama sa mali.

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  6. 極めてムービーに触れ有している。ティンニン私は泣いたそれを見たチャーリーという名の若い英雄の信憑ので。

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