I watched it last night. I really liked it and I was surprised to hear Roald Dahl had hated it back then. Granted, it strays from the book but it’s still nice as far as performances go. Apparently the Dahl estate only agreed to allow for another film to be made if they had full control over EVERYTHING. And thus, the Tim Burton film was made, which I personally find AWFUL.
It’s one of Marilyn Manson’s favourite films. His first album opened with Willy Wonka’s boat speech, and also the video for Dope hat is a take of that scene, but I didn’t realise the logo reference until now.
I especially liked Veruca Salt. Proper bitch from hell! I loved her dress, I want to make it for Blythe.