The 1971 film was almost nothing like the book. Since I had actually read the book as a child before I saw the movie ... that killed the movie for me. So when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came around this time, I gave it a chance. And it delivered. Much, much more true to the descriptions in the book, to the characterizations.
For me too. I friggin' LOVED that book as a kid! I always thought the '71 movie was creepy! CATCF matched up much better to my imagination.
Post by violetroses on Nov 13, 2007 15:12:49 GMT -5
Me personally, I love the movie and Johnny as Willy . Maybe I'm weird, but I find Willy very attractive, hot, alluring, ect. And I really don't find him creepy (maybe it's because I'm twisted and we're two peas in a pod. )
When I heard Johnny was going to be Willy in CATCF, my first reaction was , I believed there was no way he could pull it off (I know..bad me ) and I had no interest in seeing the movie. My Johnny fandom had kind of waned from what it was when I was 15 for many reasons and I wasn't exactly thrilled when my children got the movie for Christmas the year it came out. Once I saw the movie and how wonderfully he portrayed Willy, it reawakened my fandom, so now I'm a fangirl once again. lol
It's my favorite Johnny role and movie, which I'm sure it's easy to tell.
I feel like there was a fog in front of my eyes for 36 years, and the second Lily-Rose was born, that fog just lifted and everything became totally clear and focused~ Johnny Depp To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.
I really didn't appreciate the book as much after seeing the '71 movie first. All these years later I reread the book w/DD in anticipation of the movie and finally was able to enjoy what a twisted soul RD was! I think he would have liked Johnny's character, despite small literal changes. I'm glad Johnny took away the facial hair, it wouldn't have fit the germaphobe issues in the character's personality anyway. The story changes were clever, including the intro, the cue cards, and the family backstory. I loved the dad thing, and was even able to forgive the (metaphorical?) placing of the dentist's office in an isolated landscape. I wonder what RD would have thought of that. All in all, Gene Who?