• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Charlie and the chocolate factory film review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Film review- Charlie and the chocolate factory Tim Burton's remake of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the chocolate factory" is a magical, uplifting film to capture the minds of all ages. Children will become engaged in the brightly coloured factory where elements of fantasy are realistically portrayed. However, the older viewers will notice a deeper, sinister view of Willy Wonka's miraculous world, with the contrasting darkness in the flamboyantly decorated rooms. These contrasts in colour may reveal a darker, lonely side to the cheerful, flamboyant Willy Wonka behind his wild imagination. John August adds extra narrative to the film, as shown in Willy Wonka's flashbacks of his past, which leads the viewers to believe that his loneliness is the result of a difficult relationship with his oppressive dentist father. The director of the film, Tim Burton, has directed many popular films throughout his career that depict a similar atmosphere, "Big Fish" and "Sleepy Hollow" are just two of his critically acclaimed films that conjures up a mysterious atmosphere. ...read more.

Middle

Houses are monotonously built in rows like the old-fashioned industrial northern towns of England. The overcastted sky, full of pollution, fills the lungs and drowns the pedestrians in sorrow. No children can be seen on the streets, just adults walking as fast as they can to the warmth of their houses, buttoned up to their necks with grey coats. Their hats clutching to their heads, sucking in the warmth yet their coldness is within. However, flash backs seen later in the film does not show this misery and gloom. It is filled with colour; children are happily playing with one another in the vivid high street- which is beaming with business. They are contently eating the sweets of Willy Wonka's creation. Charlie, on the other hand, does not live in a row of houses like the majority of the people in the town. He lives in a fallen down cottage situated right at the end of one of the rows, strangely isolated from the rest of the town. ...read more.

Conclusion

Johnny Depp plays the role of Mr Willy Wonka with great enthusiasm and is able to expose the loneliness of the character without loosing touch with the audience. Depp's ability to perceive a naïve personality, while wearing childish clothing and haircut, fit together to produce the strange yet slightly mysterious Willy Wonka. Another interesting role was played by Deep Roy, the annoyingly, only Oompa Loompa in the film. He was perfect for the part, not only for his height but also his skin tone as the Oompa Loompa's were from a tropical land. His hours of choreography and repetitive movements were disappointing and look as though they were easily done by a computer. Charlie and the chocolate factory is a happy film for all the family with a strong, positive moral which is slowly hammered into the heads of young children that their family should come first before luxuries. However, the two cultures of American society and that of the English collide greatly. The old-fashioned northern English town Jenni Springhall English Media Essay Mrs Davis ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. A Commentary on Idols by Tim Gautreaux

    His rather constant analysis of why the marriage went wrong and his questions to Julian if he has "ever been married" suggests that he is constantly thinking about her which shows a very soft side of a seemingly tough man.

  2. Sins of the Past

    He looked around and saw five suited men sitting and standing around the ornate office. Watson cursed his attire and looked at the suited 34 year old man leaning against the President's desk. Vic-President Jack Harrison had short dark blond hair and blue eyes. He was very tall and slim.

  1. 'Let Him Have It' film review

    He stayed in his room with the animals. This shows how easily Derek Bentley might be influenced by others such as Christopher Craig as this scene shows the vulnerability of the character. This scene also adds to what we feel about Bentley as his rejection from the school might have caused him to feel unwanted, therefore easily could

  2. Give a detailed analysis of the film 'The Sandman'

    When the little boy looks out of the large, oak door we see one of a young child's worst fears...darkness. To add an effect of urgency the director uses a montage, cutting from the boy, to the mother, to the door.

  1. Death by Chocolate

    Most of the second page is covered with a silky textured crimson colour on a white backdrop that mirrors the combination of the crimson streaked chocolate on a white plate. Red is the colour of the devil, but it is also the colour of danger, excitement and fury.

  2. Private Peaceful Review

    Tommo feels left out. It becomes obvious that Charlie is seeing Molly more, and her parents, who are strict Christians, ban her from seeing him. Tommo becomes their go-between, delivering letters between them, but feels betrayed when he finds out that Charlie has still been seeing Molly secretly and is pregnant with his child.

  1. Hotel Rwanda review

    Knowing the origin of the difference is one thing, but now we understand the hatred even less. That degree and depth of hatred is just too incomprehensible. After the killing begins, Paul discovers that his son is missing, and after searching for him, he finds him covered in blood hidden in the bushes.

  2. Cindy's Fairy-Tale

    "That's a good question, but I'm not sure. What do you think?" "If you want to make an impression, then I would suggest you stop in front of the place." "Okay do that." Cindy blurted out quickly before she could change her mind. The driver opened the door for her and she emerged from the car realizing a crowd of people were watching her.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work