Nutty and Chewy

"Well, well, well, two naughty little children gone. Three good little children left.” So begins a chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel that has enticed young readers for over four decades and has also inspired two films—a 1971 version starring Gene Wilder as the crazed chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, and now a nuttier and chewier version featuring Johnny Depp as a younger, more troubled Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood), and scripted by John August, who wrote the wonderful, Burton-directed Big Fish.

 

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