Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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@hurluberlue: The Thing? The Fly? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Scarface? A Fistful of Dollars? The Maltese Falcon? The Departed? The Magnificent Seven?
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.
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 #665 in National Film Registry