History Literature / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

11th Jun '17 3:30:38 PM nombretomado
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* LicensedGame: Two directly adapted from the book. The 1985 game for the ZXSpectrum came with a hard copy of it. Decades later VideoGame/{{Poptropica}} would feature an island themed to it, with graphics based on the Quentin Blake illustrations.

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* LicensedGame: Two directly adapted from the book. The 1985 game for the ZXSpectrum UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum came with a hard copy of it. Decades later VideoGame/{{Poptropica}} would feature an island themed to it, with graphics based on the Quentin Blake illustrations.
28th May '17 9:30:59 PM SonicHOG
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* CreatorProvincialism: Though Wonka's contest is supposed to be open to all children of the world, the only children who win appear to be British -- or at the very least English-speaking. The 1971 film adaptation established that Augustus is German, Veruca is British, and Violet and Mike American, and subsequent adaptations often follow suit (the StageToScreenAdaptation of the '71 film made Veruca Brazillian). Charlie's hometown and thus Wonka's Factory said to be in the U.S. in the sequel novel, but this contradicts the U.K. text (see CulturalTranslation). Many adaptations leave their location ambiguous, as it is in the book, but the 2013 stage musical goes with England.

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* CreatorProvincialism: Though Wonka's contest is supposed to be open to all children of the world, the only children who win appear to be British -- or at the very least English-speaking. The 1971 film adaptation established that Augustus is German, Veruca is British, and Violet and Mike American, and subsequent adaptations often follow suit (the StageToScreenAdaptation ScreenToStageAdaptation of the '71 film made Veruca Brazillian).Brazillian, while the Broadway {Retool} of the stage musical made her Russian). Charlie's hometown and thus Wonka's Factory said to be in the U.S. in the sequel novel, but this contradicts the U.K. text (see CulturalTranslation). Many adaptations leave their location ambiguous, as it is in the book, but the 2013 stage musical goes with England.
25th May '17 6:43:41 AM UltraTwilight
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* HateSink: All four brats -- much of the book's BlackComedy comes from seeing them getting what's coming to them for being such jerks. Of course, there are readers who think the brats get DisproportionateRetribution for their bad habits, which is probably why more recent adaptations tend to make them more obnoxious, if not outright wicked (as in the case of the 2013 musical with regards to Mike Teavee). They're still not outright ''villains'', though.



* {{Jerkass}}: The naughty kids to varying degrees depending on the version.



* MundaneLuxury: Chocolate is this for Charlie -- with regards to the aforementioned birthday bar of chocolate, he nibbles only a tiny bit of it each day to prolong his happiness.

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* MundaneLuxury: Chocolate is this for Charlie -- with regards to the aforementioned birthday bar of chocolate, he nibbles only a tiny bit of it each day to prolong his happiness. He serves as a {{Foil}} to Veruca in this regard.
16th May '17 1:35:36 PM DocStone
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* BodyHorror: Violet and Mike both suffer bizarre transformations after deliberately [[ScareEmStraight disobeying the rules.]]
27th Mar '17 6:50:24 AM LaptopGuy
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* CreatorProvincialism: Though Wonka's contest is supposed to be open to all children of the world, the only children who win appear to be British -- or at the very least English-speaking. The 1971 film adaptation established that Augustus is German, Veruca is British, and Violet and Mike American, and subsequent adaptations often follow suit. Charlie's hometown and thus Wonka's Factory said to be in the U.S. in the sequel novel, but this contradicts the U.K. text (see CulturalTranslation). Many adaptations leave their location ambiguous, as it is in the book, but the 2013 stage musical goes with England.

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* CreatorProvincialism: Though Wonka's contest is supposed to be open to all children of the world, the only children who win appear to be British -- or at the very least English-speaking. The 1971 film adaptation established that Augustus is German, Veruca is British, and Violet and Mike American, and subsequent adaptations often follow suit.suit (the StageToScreenAdaptation of the '71 film made Veruca Brazillian). Charlie's hometown and thus Wonka's Factory said to be in the U.S. in the sequel novel, but this contradicts the U.K. text (see CulturalTranslation). Many adaptations leave their location ambiguous, as it is in the book, but the 2013 stage musical goes with England.
30th Jan '17 12:37:41 PM system
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26th Jan '17 8:54:38 AM HulkingFeline
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* HateSink: All four brats -- much of the book's BlackComedy comes from seeing them getting what's coming to them for being such jerks. Of course, there are readers who think the brats get DisproportionateRetribution for their bad habits, which is probably why more recent adaptations tend to make them more obnoxious, if not outright wicked (as in the case of the 2013 musical with regards to Mike Teavee). They're still not outright ''villains'', though.
24th Jan '17 10:42:21 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: In the Oompa-Loompa song about Mike Teavee, the long stretch about the joys of children reading books name-drops/references the work of Creator/BeatrixPotter, Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Just So Stories'', and ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.

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* ShoutOut: In the Oompa-Loompa song about Mike Teavee, the long stretch about the joys of children reading books name-drops/references the work of Creator/BeatrixPotter, Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Just So Stories'', ''Literature/JustSoStories'', and ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.
5th Jan '17 11:16:03 AM system
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5th Jan '17 6:46:43 AM QuarrelsomePony
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* HateSink: All four brats -- much of the book's BlackComedy comes from seeing them getting what's coming to them for being such jerks. Of course, there are readers who think the brats get DisproportionateRetribution for their bad habits, which is probably why more recent adaptations tend to make them more obnoxious, if not outright wicked (as in the case of the 2013 musical with regards to Mike Teavee). They're still not outright ''villains'', though.
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