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11:32 pm: back from seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. i was a big Dahl fan as a kid, but never really liked any of the movie versions of his stuff - the Willie Wonka film, the Matilda film were pretty poor, the Witches film has a stupid new ending.

this however i found a thoroughly fun film, especially the oompa-loompas and the way they got Charlie's family spot on. Liked the way they kept the search for the tickets (omitted or at least severely summarised in the original film). New backstory suitably Dahl-esque. Wondering if Wonka's written reviews of chocolates (I remember one said "good, nutty, taste") are the same as Dahl's reviews in Boy. Must check.

me, darkstream, eldritchreality caught the 7pm showing, managing to catch up with landvaettir beforehand, who is apparently off to surrey again, hopefully not to kill pheasants. sadly vjbseven and lost_species and qfyd and bx_83 didn't make that showing, but we met up in the pub afterwards and i think we achieved a consensus that the film was pretty damn good.

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From:squirmelia
Date:July 31st, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
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I saw the 6.30 showing. :)
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From:abigailb
Date:July 31st, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
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there was no 6.30pm showing ;)
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From:lady_miamew
Date:July 31st, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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really glad to hear they made more of the searching for tickets frenzy than in the original film, I always loved that part in the book. Did love the original film but really looking forward to seeing this one too.
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From:qfyd
Date:August 1st, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
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Did you notice how mosty of the children and Wonka himself had been given a bizarre amount of foundation by the makeup team, making their skin seem overly smooth and almost plastic?
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From:abigailb
Date:August 1st, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
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In the early scenes with Augustus Gloop, I decided he must surely be CGI.

Wonka seemed to get less shiny as the film went on.
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