Welcome to our Win It Wednesday Feature! This week it's all about Willy Wonka with a double feature from Dave Christy and Jennifer Rhodes Cleere, taking a look at both movie versions! Don't forget to read all the way down to see details on how to enter the giveaway to win the Willy Wonka Prize Pack!
1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Dave
Gene Wilder leads the cast in this wonderful classic movie. Eccentric recluse Willy Wonka is opening his chocolate factory to 5 lucky winners who find the golden tickets hidden in candy bar wrappers.
Charlie Bucket is our lead and the last to find the golden ticket.
Veruca Salt, spoiled rich girl who is used to getting what she wants,
Mike Teavee, who is more interested in the tv than anything around him,
Augustus Gloop, who is eating everything in sight, and
Violet Beauregarde, who just doesn't to listen to what she is told.
Each of their faults eventually leads to trouble and their demise, eliminating them from the ultimate prize.
The film features classic musical performances, including "Candy Man" by Sammy Davis Jr, "Pure Imagination", and "I Want it Now". Another feature in the movie are the Oompa Loompa songs after each of the kids exits, teaching us the lessons of what not to do and how not to act.
When they decided to remake the movie, they went in the opposite direction. They didn't even make it a musical. And they added a backstory. I'll let Jenn elaborate a little on that version.
Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
2005 Charlie and the Factory by Jennifer
This is a tale of how not being greedy can get you far, and yes, I’m talking about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Charlie comes from a poor family who barely gets by, but they get through it together. He also dreams about touring the chocolate factory and meeting the famous Willy Wonka. He gets his chance when, by luck he ends up finding a golden ticket and entering this amazing factory.
Now the other kids you meet that also won golden tickets are the total opposite of Charlie. You see that as the movie goes on. Don’t worry, they end up each learning a lesson that’s really needed for each child, and Charlie ends up being the last one standing and winning that very special and coveted prize at the end.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is very different from the original movie, and there’s more story added, also the cast was amazing. If you like the original, definitely check this one out as well, because as they say two are definitely better than one.
Jennifer Rhodes Cleere met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
And Now For The Giveaway!
GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Will Wonka Prize Pack featuring both movies discussed on DVD sent in by Jennnifer Rhodes Cleere, and some things from the Melanie's Muses Prize collection -including a notebook, pen, and Melanie's Muses M&M's)
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) - Telling Us What Your Favorite Candy Is!
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments. Other comments about the article are very welcome but only entrants with the qulifying comments will go in the hat! What you ask for will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on January 10th 2021 (and then posted here on the blog as well on the 11th. Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!