G | | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
When Mr. Turkentine, Charlie's teacher, asks Charlie out of one thousand Wonka bars, how many did he open, and Charlie said, "only two". Mr. Turkentine tells Charlie he can't figure out the percentage of two out of one thousand Wonka bars. Two out of one thousand is 0.2%.
All right, all right, all right, what's it going to be? A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher. A Sizzler for June Marie. And listen!
Bill: Wonka's got a new one today.
Children: What is it?
Bill: This is called a Scrumpdiddlyumptious Bar.
According to the golden ticket the tour of the factory is 1st October. Judging the clothes Charlie and everyone else wears it is implied the factory and Charlie's home is in the northern hemisphere meaning it is autumn but most of the trees still have green leaves. This is only possible in the Southern Hemisphere where it is spring that time of year.
At the same time as the end credits are playing, the film shows the Wonkavator rising higher and higher.
In the 70's, a short, truncated print was made available for schools, etc. It skips over the entire first half, only showing scenes in the factory (except portions of the scene where everyone waits for the gates to open). It cuts out everything following the "Fizzy Lifting Drinks" scene, and the only two scenes even near their complete versions are the Fizzy Lifting Drinks and the Inventing Room-the lickable wallpaper is cut altogether, only the first half of the Chocolate Room is shown (ending when "Pure Imagination" ends-ommitting Agustus's exit from the film), the parts with the giant contract, and the room with only one door are gone. The scene where Charlie and Grandpa look at the sign for "Hair Cream" is intact, but the boat scene that went before it is gone (meaning a confusing cut from the Chocolate Room to the area outside the inventing room). The scenes with everyone waiting for Wonka to come to the gates are severely shortened-all dialogue is gone. In fact, it makes it appear as if people randomly walked into the factory, rather than a selected group, as is made obvious in the full film. To keep continuity, one scene is shown out of order. The last scene in this version is the final reprise of "Pure Imagination" (beginning with wonka singing "If you want to view paradise...." on the tree), and is shown right after the Fizzy Lifting Drinks scene. It would lead the viewer to believe that the group went back to the chocolate room after the Fizzy lifting drinks room. This version ran appriximately 20 minutes.
English, French, German, Italian
$2,126,226 (USA) (2 February 1971)
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