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GTGC #259 Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory


Welcome to another edition of your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. On this week's episode, we take a look at the world's longest commercial, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In a surprising turn of events, Dustin somehow never watched Willy Wonka in his youth. Does the film hit the sweet spot? Or, will this much candy give us a stomach ache?

A Tour of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

The cult classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, is a black comedy for the ages. Directed by Mel Stuart, this fantasy/musical sees Charlie Bucket, and four others, win golden tickets. These special tickets grant them the privilege of visiting the mysterious Wonka chocolate factory. Once inside, the children and their guests soon learn Willy Wonka is much more than simply eccentric.

We're making an effort here at GoodTrash to diversify, not only in the directors that we choose, but also the age of the films we choose. We admit we like to get stuck in the 90s and 2000s, so we're going to try and reach farther back occasionally. On this week's show, we Recast Willy Wonka in an effort to erase the Johnny Depp debacle. We then movie into our analysis of Willy Wonka. We talk racism, colonialism, capitalism and many more -isms.

So, grab your everlasting gobstoppers, and dive in to the chocolate river with us!



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