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What was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization in the United States to advance justice for African Americans) had the objection on the portrayal of the characters in the book. They didn't approve the book, therefore, they didn'...


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But what was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? From the Dutch wikipedia about that movie: De titel van het verhaal werd echter aangepast naar Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory om beter aan te sluiten bij het snoepgoed dat in de film gepromoot zou worden, en omdat in de Verenigde Staten (die toen betrokken waren ...


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It has certainly been argued in some quarters that the children (and a few other character constitute the Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony - Augustus Greed - Veruca Pride - Violet Sloth - Mike Envy - Grandpa Joe Lust - Charlie Wrath - Willy Wonka Now, whether Dahl intended these representations to be read is another matter. I would argue Dahl simply ...


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Because he's a nutter. That's pretty much all there is to it. It was a very simple and obvious way of bringing out his whimsicality and eccentricity visually. The director, Mel Stuart, answered this in his book Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where he said: the reason everything in Willy's office is cut in half was ...


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OOOH! I think I got them all... and it's based on their last names: Agustus Gloop - Gluttony, like you said. Gloop is a any thick liquid or sticky substance... sounds like fat? He's constantly eating or complaining of hunger. Violet Beauregarde - Pride. Beauregard means: Respected; regarded highly - Violet is constantly boasting/bragging about herself and ...


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What you're looking for is in the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. It picks up immediately where the first book leaves off. They do indeed go to Charlie's house, and manage to stuff Charlie's entire family into the elevator, including the grandparents' bed! The rest of the book details their misadventures trying to get back to the factory.


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Charlie is seen by Wonka as a logical, trustworthy, genuinely good person once he returned the Everlasting Gobstopper, which had been promised to Slugworth. Of course we find out that the person portraying Slugworth is actually an employee of Wonka, so it was all part of a test to make sure that Charlie was worthy. Someone with that much goodness in their ...


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In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, what does the Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka before he takes Mike T.V. (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room? The Oompa Loompa was whispering -- should something go wrong when restoring Mike, will I get in trouble? Just after Mike is shrunk and placed in his mom's purse, Wonka explains that Mike can [...


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Budget cuts, if this Los Angeles Times article is to be believed: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” undeniably left a fair amount of its source material behind. There is neither a visit to the book’s whangdoodle-infested jungles of Loompaland, nor a glimpse of Prince Pondicherry’s melting chocolate palace. With only $3 million to spend, Stuart ...


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I can't find any specific references to it, but the contest had rules, one of the rules was that each winner could bring one or two family members with them to accompany them. The ticket verbiage is non-specific. Much like many sweepstakes are only open to adults, if he wanted children, he could have set rules that only allowed children under a certain age ...


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Using the link from Joe's answer and Flater's comments, I'll compile a single proper answer. From the script (While correct German, the spelling is partly incorrect): WONKA: Meine Herrschaften, schenken Sie mir ihre aufmerksamkeit. [My friends (masters), please give me your attention.] (Correct: Meine Herrschaften, schenken sie (plural!) mir ...


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Wonka controls the tickets, the candy, the shipment. He had everything planned out from the start. By simply staggering the shipment of the golden tickets, he would know when and where they would be found, approximately. For example: he sends out Ticket 1, in a box headed to Germany. Waits for it to be found. Sends Slugworth. Then he sends out ticket 2. ...


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That's part of what tinkers do: fix knives. The cart's most obvious contents are the knives due to both their size and the way they are stored. In particular, the cleavers are the kind of knife to be hung up that way by anyone using them. However, there is a large sack or bag containing other implements that we cannot visibly see. These are likely to be ...


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http://wonkadotcom.tripod.com/script.html WONKA: Meine Damen und Herren, der Inventing Room. [Ladies and Gentlemen, The Inventing Room.]


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It is a children's novel. So the story was meant to be so. A character called Slugworth was after Wonka's latest creation. Any adult could be easily convinced to give out the secrets using the power of money. But children would know be the same as most of them would not have such cunning minds like that of an adult. In the end, we come to know that ...


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She faints after hearing Willy Wonka's suggestion for fixing Mike's height: WONKA: So I think we'll put him in my special taffy-pulling machine. That should do the trick. MIKE (in the purse): I'm warning you, Mom; there's a nail file in here . . . MRS. TEEVEE: Taffy . . . WONKA: (to an Oompa Loompa) To the taffy-pulling room. You'...


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If you are asking for the props then the answer is: Just the things they eat. They probably didn't prepared extra one without telling cast and director what is edible. Plus actors trying things that are not prepared for consumption would result in opposite in "delight".


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In the UK, It's possible that there are one or two still in operation but it's more likely that these have died out. In the past, people didn't have access to high quality knives or sharpening equipment and a these knife grinders / tinkers could travel from town to town making a living. With the advent of higher quality (and cheaper) steel and home ...


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