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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Released 1971
Distributor Paramount

One of the strangest and darkest children’s films ever made, this shot-in-Bavaria adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book (he hated the movie) features what may be Gene Wilder’s greatest performance. Would make a great double bill with Dr. Seuss’s The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (which he hated as well).

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About Adam Rifkin

Adam Rifkin is the versatile writer/director known for writing family fare like Disney’s Underdog, Dreamwork’s MousehuntSmall Soldiers and Zoom. From his darker, grittier side Rifkin wrote and directed the cult hits The Dark BackwardDetroit Rock CityNight at the Golden Eagle, The Chase and his critically acclaimed and award winning surveillance drama Look.  Most recently Rifkin wrote and directed Reality Show,  a dark satire about the world of reality television that had its world premiere on the opening night of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Follow Adam on Twitter Adam on Facebook

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