Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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I just got done reading this book Charlie and the Chocolate factory to Rhett. Every night before tucking him in, I would read him a chapter or two. The new movie with Johnny Depp has been a family favorite here. I bought the book a while back, curious to find out which movie was more like the book.
While everyone one loves the classic Gene Wilder movie, you'll be surprised to find out that the Johnny Depp version is much, much closer to the book. Like almost exactly. Well except for the dentist part, but thats about it.
Direct quotes throughout the entire book, the songs are almost word for word to the songs in the book. The part where he builds a chocolate mansion for the prince of india, and how he found the oompa loompas in oompa land who worshiped the cocoa bean. All details and many quotes came strait from the book. I love when Mike Teavee asks mr. Wonka why he makes chewing gum if he thinks it's so digusting. and wonka says to Mike Teavee, "I do wish you'd quite mumbling, I can't hear a word you're saying". That's in the new movie and directly quoted from the book.
Veruca Salt was in a room with squirrels not geese. The title is even different in the old one. "Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory" vs "Charlie and the chocolate factory" like the book's title. Saying the old one is roughly based on the book.
I'm thinking it is much easier to display Roald Dahl's wild imagination on screen with all the amazing specials affects given today, than it was 30 plus years ago.
In my opinion, they are both great movies but Johnny Depp's/ Tim Burton's version is my very favorite. Of course we are a bit partial to Tim Burton around here.

11 comments:

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

That's really interesting, Amy. I like both of the movies for different reasons, but I love that when they did the remake, they stayed true to the book. That warms my heart!

See you in the morning?

Machen family said...

You know I haven't seen the Johnny Depp version. I love Roald Dahl, one of my all time favorite childrens authors, I hope you got some more of his books! I guess it's time for me to check out the newer version.
p.s. I LOVE Gene Wilder. So this is going to be hard.

TRIBE'S said...

I think they both are a little creepy for me and really scared my kids, but I do like the old one more. I never have read the book and now that I klnow that the new movie is like the book, I wont.

Amy said...

Camille, I did go out yesterday and I bought James and the Giant Peach. Let me know what you think about the Johnny Depp version.

dani said...

i love the johnny depp one, not only because i love johnny depp, but because it is hilarious.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Hey Amy- here's the link for the conference packet. Does you no good for today, but we still have tomorrow. ;-)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13298891/2009-April-Conference-Packet

mmm.chocolate said...

I grew up loving the original Willy Wonka. When the new movie came out, I read the book to Sophie and Ian and then took them to see the new one on the big screen. The first time I saw it, I didn't like it so much. Then, I watched the old one again and realized how totally lame it is compared to the new one. Then, the new one came out on DVD and after seeing it 100 times I wonder why I ever didn't like it. It is awesome! Johnny Depp is an amazing Willy Wonka.

Jewels said...

I do like the new version of the movie compared to the older one. I will have to check out the book now and watch the movie again. I don't mind watching Mr. Depp over and over again.

Jewels said...

Hey, I think we should also do an enrichment activity for making the bread bags found on the Soule Mama blog. That could go along well with making the aprons, and get women excited to make their own bread.

Amy said...

That is funny, I find those movies kind of creepy! Maybe I should read the book too, but if it is just like the 2nd, on the other hand maybe I shouldn't!

Erin said...

although i love tim burton and johnny's version, the weird gene wilder stuff is just classic... i love the 70s.

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