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2012-08-10 08:49:44 PM
Oompa Loompa Doompity Do
When you die, that's the end of you.
 
2012-08-10 08:53:55 PM
Good day, sir!
 
2012-08-10 08:57:10 PM
I hope the funeral precession goes through a tunnel.
 
2012-08-10 08:59:08 PM
Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.
 
2012-08-10 09:27:52 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-10 09:29:28 PM
a0.twimg.com
 
2012-08-10 09:33:04 PM
Taking the Wonkavater to heaven...or perhaps whatever is left or right of heaven. It IS a Wonkavater after all.
 
2012-08-10 09:42:37 PM

McManus_brothers: [i.imgur.com image 190x140]


Oh my goodness, that's awesome!
 
2012-08-10 10:04:03 PM

John Buck 41: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.



Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.
 
2012-08-10 10:07:24 PM

sgleason818: John Buck 41: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.


Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.


And "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" sucked, now that I look back upon it. So, no loss if it never got adapted on the big screen.
 
2012-08-10 10:08:50 PM

sgleason818: John Buck 41: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.


Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.


Well, my timeline is apparently skewed.

But he DID dislike the Wilder/Stuart version, yes?
 
2012-08-10 10:39:41 PM

John Buck 41: sgleason818: John Buck 41: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.


Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.

Well, my timeline is apparently skewed.

But he DID dislike the Wilder/Stuart version, yes?


Yeah. It was Wilder that didn't like the Depp version.
 
2012-08-10 10:46:08 PM

Gone In 26 Minutes: John Buck 41: sgleason818: John Buck 41: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.


Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.

Well, my timeline is apparently skewed.

But he DID dislike the Wilder/Stuart version, yes?

Yeah. It was Wilder that didn't like the Depp version.


It saddens me that Wilder even heard about, much less saw, the Depp version.

In case there's any doubt what a genius Wilder was, check this memo he wrote to Stuart on the set of Willy Wonka.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/06/part-of-this-world-part-of-anoth e r.html
 
2012-08-10 10:49:08 PM
Or better yet, click this link.
 
2012-08-10 11:23:32 PM
i291.photobucket.com

There's no earthly way of knowing,
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing!
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing!
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing!

/r.i.p. director man
 
2012-08-10 11:24:40 PM
John Buck 41: sgleason818: John Buck 41: Gone In 26 Minutes: Truly a remarkable movie. And despite what author Roald Dahl thinks, vastly superior to the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake a few years ago.

RIP, Mr. Stuart.


Dahl doesn't think about it. He died 22 years ago.

Well, my timeline is apparently skewed.

But he DID dislike the Wilder/Stuart version, yes?

Yeah. It was Wilder that didn't like the Depp version.


He was not alone. The Depp version was weirder with no charm and none of the wisdom of Wilder's version.
 
2012-08-10 11:25:31 PM
Check out Wattstax, his best movie.
 
2012-08-10 11:26:17 PM
Great movie. Far superior to the Johnny Depp one.
 
2012-08-10 11:34:33 PM

Bith Set Me Up: And "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" sucked, now that I look back upon it. So, no loss if it never got adapted on the big screen.


The only reason it didn't get made into a movie is that Dahl was so pissed about how bad he thought the Willy Wonka movie was he refused to sell the film rights to any of his stories after that.
 
2012-08-10 11:44:43 PM
Damn. The guy who directed the good version died. Couldn't the powers that be just have taken Tim Burton instead?
 
2012-08-11 12:15:10 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Bith Set Me Up: And "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" sucked, now that I look back upon it. So, no loss if it never got adapted on the big screen.

The only reason it didn't get made into a movie is that Dahl was so pissed about how bad he thought the Willy Wonka movie was he refused to sell the film rights to any of his stories after that.


Exactly. That's why I wrote my post like that.
 
2012-08-11 01:11:46 AM
Danny, the Champion of the World was his best book IMHO.
 
2012-08-11 01:48:46 AM
At least if he wants to view paradise, now he can simply look around and view it.

RIP Mel Stuart

/better than Burton/Depp
//Sorry you didn't like it Dahl, most of us did
 
2012-08-11 02:47:54 AM
That was a genuinely scary movie.

I can't look at Gene Wilder without thinking of his role as a candy man who lured kids into his factory to murder them.

Good movie, but creepy.
 
2012-08-11 02:54:58 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
RIP director Mel Smith
 
2012-08-11 04:33:08 AM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 150x119]

There's no earthly way of knowing,
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing!
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing!
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing!

/r.i.p. director man


I don't know why, but for some strange reason that passage always makes me imagine Jim Morrison intoning that. Too bad he died before the movie came out.
 
2012-08-11 09:19:44 AM
Goodnight, Candyman.
 
2012-08-11 03:21:04 PM
Both film versions of WWATCF sucked
 
2012-08-11 06:47:22 PM

Orange Guy: Both film versions of WWATCF sucked


There were two versions of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryK
 
2012-08-11 10:14:10 PM

Orange Guy: Both film versions of WWATCF sucked


Well, some folks just don't like movies.
 
2012-08-11 10:40:35 PM

timharrod: Or better yet, click this link.


Thanks for the link. I will explore further.

/+1 on the Wilder version beats the Depp version
 
2012-08-12 03:48:17 AM

gregoire4: Danny, the Champion of the World was his best book IMHO.


THIS! I love that book still!
 
2012-08-12 11:40:45 AM
Coolest fun fact: he was Stan Lee's cousin
Link
 
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