Director Mel Stuart passed away Thursday night. He was 83.
Stuart is best known for his 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which starred Gene Wilder as the oddball chocolatier. Despite its poor return at the box office, the film went on to become a cult classic, inspiring a generation of kids and adults with its memorable songs and colorful visuals.
Before the movie was released in theaters… Continue reading Mel Stuart Dead: 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory' Director Dies At 83
I never thought that I would see sold out crowds for four-decade-old movie, but nevertheless it’s there that I found myself last week. Golden ticket acquired, I attended the Alamo Drafthouse’s cast reunion screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This event was the result of a beautiful stroke of serendipity. The Drafthouse had already planned a reparatory screening of the film when they were… Continue reading Dialogue: The Kids From 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' on Wonkatania, the Remake and the Real Scary Slugworth
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