The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good.
Brennan and I went to see "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" today at our local independent theater. It was the original version, made the year I was born - 1971 - so the really old one as Brennan says.
Bren loves this movie. It brings back great memories because I first learned about this book in the 6th grade. Mr. O'Donnell read the book to us while we ate our lunch in the classroom each day in Ansbach, Germany. A few years later I saw the movie and have always liked it.
Us as the lights were dimming
I have never liked the fact that Grandpa Joe was bedridden for 20 years but once Charlie won the golden ticket, he just hopped out of bed and danced a jig. Hmmm......
And how fortunate that Grandpa Joe and Charlie didn't get shipped home when they decide not to follow the rules and drank the fizzy drinks, floating up to the ceiling. The other 4 kids weren't so lucky - they broke the rules and were out of there.
I read awhile back that Charlie (Peter Ostrum is his name I think) retired from the movie business after this movie. He's a vet in New England I believe.