Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory from 1971.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy family film, directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Dahl was credited with writing the film's screenplay; however, David Seltzer, who went uncredited in the film, was brought in to re-work the screenplay against Dahl's wishes, making major changes to the ending and adding musical numbers. These changes and other decisions made by the director led Dahl to disown the film.
The film tells the story of an only child, Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), who receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.
Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released by Paramount Pictures on 30 June, 1971. With a budget of just $3 million, the film received generally positive reviews and earned $4 million by the end of its original run.
The film became highly popular in part through repeated television airings and home entertainment sales.
In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score, and Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but both nominations lost to Fiddler on the Roof.
The film also introduced the song "The Candy Man", which went on to become a popular hit when recorded by Sammy Davis Jr.
In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Directed by: Mel Stuart.
Produced by: Stan Margulies and David L. Wolper.
Screenplay by: Roald Dahl and Uncredited: David Seltzer.
Based on: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Dodo Denney and Paris Themmen.
Music by: Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley and Walter Scharf.
Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson.
Edited by: David Saxon.
Production company: Wolper Pictures and The Quaker Oats Company.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 30 June, 1971 (United States).
Running time: 100 minutes:
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $3 million.
Box office: $4 million.
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