Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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.

Mr Wonka & the Oompa Loompa's

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?

Watch the opening scene from the original movieincludes “The Candy Man” song

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