My 2nd all time favourite movie of the 70’s. I adored this film, the original version released in 1971 starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
This film was full of color & magically transported you into a land of pure fantasy. My mouth watered watching Charlie gingerly open those golden wrapped Wonka Bars & I screamed with excitement when he found the golden ticket! I longed for a life lasting gobstopper & a sip from the chocolate river surrounded by the tiny (but slightly scarey) Oompa Loompa people. I wished Wonka chocolate bars were available in Melbourne! This film has been re-made a couple of times since 1971, but the original remains my favourite. Was it yours?
I remember going to the old movie theatre in Chelsea Victoria to see the 1971 Willy Wonka movie with my cousin older Jessie and her young daughter Janette. I was absolutely captivated the entire show!.. The colours, songs & that delicious chocolate river had me mesmerized and I did not want the film to end! I so wanted a Wonka Bar after that movie but you could not buy them in Australia unfortunately. There have been several re-makes of this movie since then, but the original still remains my favourite.
Watch the opening scene from the original movie – includes “The Candy Man” song