History Trivia / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

27th Oct '17 3:28:55 PM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Roy Kinnear also added the weak addition of “Rowing...” during Wonka’s poem.
17th Sep '17 10:13:23 PM Qaweldon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'"

to:

* 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."
26th Jul '17 7:16:46 PM BeastC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Blooper}}: During the "The Candy Man" number, you can see a kid getting thwacked in the chin by the counter the shopkeeper opens.



* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.

to:

* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans Radio/ChrisEvans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.
20th Jul '17 10:43:22 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From the dated special effects to some of the slang used to the technology and pop culture depicted (with a fair amount of psychedelic surrealism thrown in) the film certainly evokes its 1971 origins. Lampshaded in the DVDCommentary, watching the psychedelic Scanimate effects during a segment of an Oompa-Loompa song:
-->'''Denise Nickerson''': "C'mon, that was pretty good for 1971!"
-->'''Paris Themmen''': *deadpan monotone* "I'm freakin' out."
19th Jun '17 1:46:53 PM FromtheWordsofBR
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* VindicatedByCable: The film was a failure at the box office, but has become a classic in the years since.

to:

* VindicatedByCable: The film was a failure at the box office, but has become a classic in the years since.since thanks to repeats on cable.
8th Jun '17 6:29:24 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdoredByTheNetwork: Since the TurnOfTheMillennium, [[{{Creator/ABCFamily}} Freeform]] frequently runs this film as part of their weekend lineups, especially around holiday periods. Until the HBO networks reclaimed the TV rights to the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 adaptation of its source novel]] in 2014, Freeform loved running ''both'' versions as a double feature!

to:

* AdoredByTheNetwork: Since the TurnOfTheMillennium, [[{{Creator/ABCFamily}} Freeform]] their days as ABC Family, Creator/{{Freeform}} have frequently runs run this film as part of their weekend lineups, especially around holiday periods. Until the HBO networks reclaimed the TV rights to the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 adaptation of its source novel]] in 2014, Freeform ABC Family loved running ''both'' versions as a double feature!



* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], which Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewrote in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.

to:

* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], which leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewrote rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.
This list shows the last 10 events of 107. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory