An ode to Gene Wilder and Roald Dahl’s Chocolate Factory.

Thanks to The Writing Garnet for such an eloquent and beautiful tribute to two incredible talents.

The Writing Garnet

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Ah, Roald Dahl, a literary mastermind behind the incredibly popular and magical book that is ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. A book that brought out millions of children’s sweet tooth over the years (not that they would have needed any assistance mind), as well as taking adults back to their childhood with a ‘whizz pop, whizz bang’. As many bookworm say, certain film adaptations do not live up to the original books. However, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ was (and still is) one of the minority that stirs up delicious and inviting thoughts with the book AND the film.

Outstanding really isn’t it? Whilst the original concept of the book was obviously written by the extremely popular author; Roald Dahl, as well as being illustrated by his literary side-kick; Quentin Blake, the film adaptation will always be remembered because of one particular man. A man who brought one of the main…

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