Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    After seeing the new movie we dug through our kids books and found Roald Dahl's book. I have been amazed at the songs the Oompa Loompa's sing as each child disappears.

    Here is a sample from the Mike Teavee section:

    CLICK HERE FOR SOURCE

    And Veruca Salt (from the same source:

    Pretty good stuff!
     
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    You'll get NO, You'll get NO, You'll get NO Commercials!


    Anyone else see the latest movie version of the story? I haven't checked it out yet, but I enjoyed the last one. How might you compare them in quality?

    Thanks for posting this. It's encouraging.
     
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    I liked the new version. It kept the old songs pretty much intact and I liked the emphasis on family. The part about Willie Wonka and his father (though not in the book) was a nice addition.

    I like both the films in their own way.

    Sorry had to add just one more quote about the television. The full song is in the link above.

     
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    The first movie ranks as among the worst movies of all time.
    The second one was a little bit better, although I have to admit I didn't sit through most of it (nausea). [​IMG]

    Was that Michael Jackson or his brother that starred as Willie Wonka? :rolleyes: :D

    Rob
     
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    I generally don't allow my kid to watch stuff, I'm trying to keep him from being a Mike Teevee. I loved Dahl's stories as a child, so I went and bought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and read it to him. He wants to read it again. I may have to go get the Great Glass Elevator, which was the sequel to Charlie, but its a little over the top...
     
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    I loved the new version much more than the original and the songs were hilarious!
     
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    We took our eldest grandson David to see the film and thoroughly enjoyed it. So did he. Tomorrow we take him to see Narnia. [​IMG] I have not read any of the books, not even the Narnia books but I think David has read them all. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with Deacon! These movies are incredibly hard to watch. They are so silly. That said I agree at least the songs in it are good.
     
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    I guess I am in the minority here. I loved the first movie and 'tolerated' the second one.

    Brent enjoyed the second one more, probably because of the improved graphics.

    I have usually found that the second (or remake) movie is never as good as the first one.

    Maybe it's just because I have seen the first one many times over the years and am used to that one.
     
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    I hated the second one. I hate the postmodern cynicism that was introduced with Willie coming from a product of a severely dysfunctional childhood.
     
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    I liked the original Willy Wonka movie better than the modern one. All these new modern music styles are nothing but trash.
     
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    Did you check out the words to the songs? Pretty sound principles in the songs about the kids, especially Mike Teavee.
     
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    I'm probably in the biggest minority here. I didn't care for the book as a kid, didn't like the first movie (Gene Wilder) and didn't like the second (Johnny Depp). However, it's my observation that the second was closer to the book than the first.
     

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