November 11, 2012
English 102 T Th 8am
Comparing Two Movies
Peter Ostrum and Freddie Highmore were both given the opportunity of a millennial. Well, maybe not them personally but there character, Charlie Bucket, in the 1971 and 2005 film interpretations of Ronald Dahl' 1964 children book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both would be given the chance to be the benefactor of an empire that is responsible for the production of Fizzy Lifting Drinks and lick-able wallpaper and countless other over-the-top confections. After a guided tour of his confection factory, Willy Wonka would be the man to be so smitten with them that he would do so . They were selected from a group of five children that were lucky enough to win a Golden Ticket. In both films that Golden Ticket would be the means of catapulting themselves and their families from a life of poverty and malnourishment into the surreal world of a fantasy candy factory and the job of its head chocolatier. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is the 1971 version of the film; A film directed by Mel Stuart. A film directed by Tim Burton, a director known for his sinister and dark style; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the 2005 version of the film. Both films introduce the five chosen children and a single escort of their choosing to a world that has been forbidden fruit to the eyes of the world for quite some time. Mr. Wonka choose to secure his facility after espionage started to run ramp-it through his factory. The surreal world that Mr. Wonka has created behind his gates is cared after by a group of fictional characters called Oompa Loompa. All though the character is present in both interpretations of the film, the 2005 version seems to set them off in a better way. In the more recent interpretation, a single actor, Deep Roy, plays all of the Oompa Loompa. Watching the image of Roy, a midget, being duplicated all most infinitely across the screen while singing and dancing is very...
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