History Literature / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

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.
24th Dec '16 5:22:16 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: The Oompa-Loompas' description of Augustus's fate:
--> But donít, dear children, be alarmed; \\
Augustus Gloop will not be harmed, \\
Although, of course, we must admit \\
He will be ''altered'' quite a bit. \\
Heíll be ''quite'' changed from what heís been, \\
When he goes through the fudge machine.
:: As the song goes on to make clear, "altered" includes being sliced up with knives and boiled.



* NoExceptYes: The Oompa-Loompas' description of Augustus' fate:
--> But donít, dear children, be alarmed; \\
Augustus Gloop will not be harmed, \\
Although, of course, we must admit \\
He will be ''altered'' quite a bit. \\
Heíll be ''quite'' changed from what heís been, \\
When he goes through the fudge machine.
:: As the song goes on to make clear, "altered" includes being sliced up with knives and boiled.
1st Nov '16 8:26:45 AM hullflyer
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* DisproportionateRetribution: What happens to most of the kids qualifies. Their punishments are brought on by their flaws, but are still excessive. Even though they all live and recover to some extent, they have some unpleasant permanent changes. Violet, for example, is no longer a blueberry, but is still blue. Just for chewing gum. (Of course, this is common in Dahl's works; they get off relatively easy compared to what happens to the villains in some of his other books.) On the other hand, Mr. Wonka figures Mike Teevee actually is better off -- since he's stretched so tall, he could become a successful basketball player!

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* DisproportionateRetribution: What happens to most of the kids qualifies. Their punishments are brought on by their flaws, but are still excessive. Even though they all live and recover to some extent, they have some unpleasant permanent changes. Violet, for example, is no longer a blueberry, but is still blue. Just for chewing gum. (Of course, this is common in Dahl's works; they get off relatively easy compared to what happens to the villains in some of his other books.) On the other hand, Mr. Wonka figures Mike Teevee actually is better off -- since he's stretched so tall, he could become a successful basketball player!player! Veruca, the most spoiled and arguably the most deserving of a terrible fate, is practically a KarmaHoudini by comparison, merely being covered in garbage and temporarily embarrassed.
19th Sep '16 5:37:23 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2013): A West End stage musical directed by Creator/SamMendes. It has several [[InternalHomage internal homages]] to ([[BootstrappedTheme and one song from]]) previous adaptations but at heart is an original PragmaticAdaptation that ''revels'' in the novel's BlackComedy. The musical is scheduled to open on Broadway in the spring of 2017.

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* ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2013): A West End stage musical directed by Creator/SamMendes. It has several [[InternalHomage internal homages]] to ([[BootstrappedTheme and one song from]]) previous adaptations but at heart is an original PragmaticAdaptation that ''revels'' in the novel's BlackComedy. The musical A {{Retool}}ed production is scheduled to open on Broadway in the spring of 2017.
18th Sep '16 8:45:59 AM KoopaKid17
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* FetishFuel: According to the internet, the various adapations' depiction of the bloating Violet is what's led many expansion and transformation fetishists down that path. {{Squick}}.



* FollowTheLeader: In the {{Backstory}}, Mr. Wonka's rival candymakers did this by outright stealing his recipes via spies and duplicating them. The Joseph Schindelman illustrations present one company even advertising their version of one of his products as "Just like Wonka's".

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* FollowTheLeader: In the In-Universe example. The {{Backstory}}, Mr. Wonka's rival candymakers did this by outright stealing his recipes via spies and duplicating them. The Joseph Schindelman illustrations present one company even advertising their version of one of his products as "Just like Wonka's".
13th Sep '16 7:52:54 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2013): A West End stage musical directed by Creator/SamMendes. It has several [[InternalHomage internal homages]] to ([[BootstrappedTheme and one song from]]) previous adaptations but at heart is an original PragmaticAdaptation that ''revels'' in the novel's BlackComedy.

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* ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2013): A West End stage musical directed by Creator/SamMendes. It has several [[InternalHomage internal homages]] to ([[BootstrappedTheme and one song from]]) previous adaptations but at heart is an original PragmaticAdaptation that ''revels'' in the novel's BlackComedy. The musical is scheduled to open on Broadway in the spring of 2017.
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