Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Story about the Story
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Charlie and the Chocolate factory is a childrens tale that teaches good behavior brings great rewards. Charlie and the Chocolate factory lands on my favorites list because it is a classic rags to riches story.
Written by Roald Dahl in 1964, however he had torevise the book after receiving criticism for the way he described the oompaloompa’s.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the story of ﬁve children who win an opportunity to tour the Willy Wonka chocolatefactory. The children ﬁnd themselves struggling with their vices during the tour except for Charlie Bucket. He was alwaysthinking of others throughout the story. Charlie comes from a poor family that struggles to make ends meet but in the end...
The Story Becomes A MovieThe movie was a musical titledWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The ﬁlm was released June 30, 1971 at a cost of $3 Million. Even though the bigscreen brought the movie to a new audiences there werenoticeable differences from the book. Roald Dahl spoke out against the movie because it deviated from his script.
The Story Becomes a Game • Published by Hill Macgibbon in 1985 • Developed by Soft Option,Ltd • Released on the ZX Spectrum Game Platform
A Second Movie The second ﬁlm was directed byTim Burton. It was released on July 15, 2005. Burton chose to stickcloser to the original story than the ﬁrst ﬁlm. He also spent more time reﬂecting on Willy Wonka’schildhood. Even though Burton had more technological tools available; Burton chose to work more with oversized props so the children would be able to work in a real environment.
Following the 2005 movie release another video game was released for the Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendos Game Boy Advance, and Windows PC by developers Backbone and High Voltage Software and publisher 2K Games.
Since the ﬁrst ﬁlm was a musical, I feel it has contributed to the success of the story instead ofharming it as Dahl feared. When my generation reﬂects on the story we can’t help but sing Pure Imagination to ourselves.
Technology has not changed the theme of this story. A simple boy who comes from a poor family named Charlie Bucket now lives in the hearts and homes ofmultiple generations and cultures. We can all see a littleCharlie in ourselves and that is why the story has been so successful.