Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), starring Gene Wilder, is full of literary allusions. How many can you count?
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thing of beauty is a joy first Willy
Wonka and the Chocolate Factory sweetens
Roald Dahl’s classic book with sprinkles
of famous literary quotes delivered with
a playful twist by Gene Wilder invention
my dear friends is 93 percent
perspiration six percent electricity
four percent evaporation and two percent
butterscotch Ripple you should open your
mouth a little wider when you speak a
small step for man but a giant step for
us bubble a bubble Cola double Cola
double bubble burp Oh you should never
never doubt what nobody is sure where is
I’m 44 100% pure candy is dandy but
liquor is quicker all I ask is a tall
ship and a star to sailor by in
springtime the only pretty rings I’m
birthday hey ding ding ding sweetflowers
we are the music makers and we are the
dreamers of dreams some shines a good
team the suspense is terrible he used to
be I hope it alive the literary
allusions underscore Wonka’s enigmatic
character an impish trickster with the
hidden agenda masking the deep poetic
soul of a dreamer
these quotes stolen from great fiction
fuel the fantasy that the Candyman is
pure imagination hug you adieu
parting is such sweet sorrow
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