History Trivia / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

15th Apr '18 8:59:12 PM KoopaKid17
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The supercomputer scene. Technology has come a long way since the early 1970s. The scientist would likely be working with something much smaller and more efficient.
22nd Feb '18 1:00:42 AM LtFedora
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* {{Blooper}}: During the "The Candy Man" number, you can see a kid getting thwacked in the chin by the counter the shopkeeper opens.

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During the "The Candy Man" number, you can see a kid getting thwacked in the chin by the counter the shopkeeper opens.opens.
** Mrs. Teavee carries a black purse during the factory scenes, but it turns white in the Wonkavision room.
13th Feb '18 11:55:10 AM LtFedora
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'" Similarly, his quote while Augustus is trapped in the pipe is "The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last." rather than "The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts."

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Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'" Similarly, his quote while Augustus is trapped in the pipe is "The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last." rather than "The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts."
** In the film, Wonka misquotes John Masefield's poem "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." He says "sail" instead of "steer.
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26th Jan '18 10:49:12 AM LtFedora
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* DeletedScene: One scene, which was filmed but not included, featured a mountain climber finding a guru in the Himalayas. He asks what the meaning of life is, to which the guru requests a Wonka Bar. After opening it and not finding a Golden Ticket, the guru says "Life is a disappointment."
27th Oct '17 3:28:55 PM LtFedora
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: While most of the child actors were professional, especially Denise Nickerson (who already had a substantial career), Paris Themmen was an absolute nightmare during filming. At one point, he removed a glass dome in the inventing room that contained a colony of wasps. The set had to be evacuated and he was stung multiple times.
21st Sep '17 3:29:00 AM LtFedora
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** Roy Kinnear also added the weak addition of “Rowing...” during Wonka’s poem.
17th Sep '17 10:13:23 PM Qaweldon
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** Julie Dawn Cole was reportedly not aware that she was to fall down the Chute after her number. The director only told her before shooting that she was to stand perfectly straight and not forget to sing.
17th Sep '17 10:07:02 PM Qaweldon
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Creator/RoaldDahl was said to have been a candy enthusiast by Julie Dawn Cole and that he could accurately recite the dates that specific candies were debuted to the public.
17th Sep '17 9:59:28 PM Qaweldon
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* DisownedAdaptation: By most accounts Creator/RoaldDahl hated the finished film, to the point where he refused to allow a movie of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator its sequel]] to be made and wouldn't release movie rights to his other children's novels for more than 15 years. This was due to the casting of Creator/GeneWilder (Dahl insisted that Creator/SpikeMilligan should have been cast in the role) and to the extensive rewrites done to his screenplay received without his foreknowledge.

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* DisownedAdaptation: By most accounts Creator/RoaldDahl hated the finished film, to the point where he refused to allow a movie of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator its sequel]] to be made and wouldn't release movie rights to his other children's novels for more than 15 years. This was due to the casting of Creator/GeneWilder (Dahl insisted that Creator/SpikeMilligan should have been cast in the role) and to the extensive rewrites done to his screenplay received without his foreknowledge. Not helping matters was that Dahl reportedly butted heads with director Mel Stuart over the film's direction.
** Strangely enough, Julie Dawn Cole actually had dinner with Dahl during filming and sat next to him during the premiere, claiming that in both times he seemed fine about the film. So it's a mystery how much this trope holds water.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: An inversion. Julie Dawn Cole actually hated chocolate, and was not a fan of filming the scene in which she scoops melted chocolate from one of the candy eggs.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: An inversion. Julie Dawn Cole actually hated chocolate, and was not a fan of filming the scene in which she scoops melted chocolate from one of the candy eggs. Reportedly Dahl himself thought Julie was a weird girl for not liking chocolate.
4th Aug '17 2:30:08 AM OlfinBedwere
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'"

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'"sir!'" Similarly, his quote while Augustus is trapped in the pipe is "The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last." rather than "The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts."
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