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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:41 AM
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Dubya & The Chocolate Factory =====>
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:39 PM
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1. George Wonka Bush
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caffeinefwee Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:16 AM
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2. bush eating belgium chocolate
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:48 PM
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7. doesn't look like he likes them all that much.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 04:03 PM
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11. waste of good chocolate
personally, I suspect that Dubya is the sort who hoards sweets and guzzles them in private. He likes candy and desserts, but rarely is seen sharing them in public.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-05 09:16 AM
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12. He's more of a pretzel man
:)
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:10 PM
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3. Tim Burton disses Gene Wilder's Wonka
Burton sought to blot out the memory of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," the 1971 movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's well-loved children's classic that starred Gene Wilder and is, in fact, well-loved itself by some people.

"Bad movie," Burton says matter-of-factly. "People remember it fondly because they saw it when they were kids and, in their memories, it is great. My advice: Keep that memory pure. Don't go back and watch it again."

http://u.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,211~23515~2965259...

:thumbsdown: to Burton
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:16 PM
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4. Someone who loved the book would have a hard time with the 1971 movie.
I know I did. I didn't really learn to like that Wonka (which I saw when it first came out) until my daughter got the part of an Oompa Loompa in her school play.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:08 PM
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5. Wilder's performance was fantastic.
"Jaws" the movie wasn't exactly the same as the book. Directors have that freedom to change or embellish the story.

Burton seems a bit of a snob telling others to see only his version. Very condescending imho.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:32 PM
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6. Ouch
Man the book "Jaws" is just terrible.

Funny enough the writer of the 1971 version was... Roald Dahl. Wilder is so good in the movie that it makes the movie great.

I wonder if Burton tells people not to watch the old Planet of the Ape movie too.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:22 PM
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8. Burton directed Planet???
Wow, I saw it only on TV. It was terrible. Yeah, yeah, the special effects were better. But special effects alone do not make a great film.

I'll take the original Wonka and Apes any day. Mark Walhberg, you're no Chuck Heston (when it comes to movies, not politics).

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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 01:21 AM
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9. That's right about Dahl writing the 1971 screenplay.
Edited on Fri Jul-22-05 01:22 AM by BurtWorm
It's actually a very funny movie. I didn't think so at the time, though I thought Gene Wilder was great. The songs I didn't "get." I thought they were tuneless. I do get them now. After hearing them several hundred times, they really grew on me.

Nabokov is credited with the screenplay for Kubrick's Lolita, a film I like despite its divergence from the book. But Nabokov hated that movie--for its divergence from his screenplay. I don't think they diverged very far from Dahl's screenplay in the Wonka movie, but I do wonder how it came to be so very different from the book.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 01:09 PM
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10. Are you sure Dahl wrote the screenplay?
Edited on Fri Jul-22-05 01:12 PM by BLUSH
"But Dahl's hatred of the original 1971 movie almost ended the new project before it began."

http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4660873.stm



edit: OK, later in the article it says he did write it. Oh well)


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caffeinefwee Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-05 12:03 AM
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13. Oompalution




from thread TOONs: The Oompalution will be Wonkavised Edition

TOONs: The Oompalution will be Wonkavised

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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-05 07:20 PM
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14. Rumsfeld Urges War
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a longtime advocate of regime change in the Wonka Empire, is urging President Bush to consider military intervention should Wonka refuse to cooperate.

http://www.geocities.com/domesticdecay/humor/wonka.html

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