Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

TIM BURTON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  , , , , , .  Screenplay by ,based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 2005Golden Globe Awards 2005.  

Roald Dahl’s everlasting children’s book, previously filmed in 1968 with Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, has been turned into another fun, kooky adventure by the imaginative Tim Burton. A group of children win a contest to take a tour in the factory of a reclusive chocolate maker (Johnny Depp), with our main focus and sympathy falling on the sweet and loveable Charlie (). Charlie isn’t as greedy as his companions and is that much safer in the beautiful but treacherous factory as a result. Rivers of chocolate, chocolate teleporters, an army of nut-shelling squirrels and a beautiful glass elevator that can go anywhere in any direction are just some of the curiosities that Charlie (and the audience) experience in this faithful adaptation that retains all the charm of Dahl’s story without sacrificing any of its dark menace. Depp is divinely funny, while Gabriella Pescucci’s costume designs are a treat for the senses.

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