Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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1971

Hat's entertainmentSlightly dark and a little weird but really pretty good; more Bourneville than Dairy Milk, then, if you’ll pardon the screamingly obvious analogy. Leslie Bricusse hated the way they presented his song The Candyman so much that he gave it to Sammy Davis Jr to perform, with big results. And that’s about all the factoids available for this Roald Dahl adaptation we have. Better just watch it, then.

TV CREAM SAYS: DON'T FORGET THOSE WONDERFUL WIBBLY-WOBBLY SCANIMATE EFFECTS DURING THE SONGS. DATED? NOT A BIT OF IT!

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One Response to “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

  1. Richard Davies says:

    Tiim Brooke-Taylor makes a cameo as the operator of a computer that should be working out where the golden tickets are, but instead is getting tetchier that Orac from Blake’s 7.

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