Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Tim Burton tried to be more faithful to the book and we saw how that turned out. Faithfulness to source material is not a criteria by which all film adaptations should be judged. Many should be taken on their own terms, since film is such a different medium and some aspects of a novel do not always translate well to film.
You could also say that the Burton film just blew its load on CGI-Indian oompa loompas.
@hurluberlue: The Thing? The Fly? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Scarface? A Fistful of Dollars? The Maltese Falcon? The Departed? The Magnificent Seven?
Compared to its 2003 re-make, this film is filled with warmth, charm, and real imagination. A delight to watch - even if that tunnel was really freakin' weird.
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This movie ranks #23 in Musical
This movie ranks #104 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
This movie ranks #196 in iCheckMovies - Most Checked
This movie ranks #522 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #669 in National Film Registry