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Films I happened to see while travelling
Saturday, 03 December 2005 at 04:06 pm
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    From:lethargic_man
    Date:December 3rd, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
    2 hours after journal entry, 07:20 pm (lethargic_man's time)
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    The only element from the book that is missing is the descriptions of all the wacky sweets that Wonka invents, and tbh it's hard to translate lists of cool ideas to film, so I don't think it really suffers for that.

    I'm surprised, given the amount of film tie-in chocolate on shop shelves atm. (I haven't been tempted to try any; almost by definition, it would certainly be a let-down.)

    (lethargic_man, did it bother you when you were growing up that there is this whole sub-genre of children's media where the villain is an evil sadistic dentist?)

    There is? If that's the case in C&tCF, I can't remember it. (It's a long time since I read that book.) The only example I can think of off the top of my head is Little Shop of Horrors, which isn't really a children's film.

    But in any case, it wouldn't have bothered me. As a child I disliked the prospect of dental work (in excess of a simple examination) as much as anyone else. (You may recall me saying when I was seven, my father tried to operate on me on the kitchen table, and I put my foot down at it.)
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    From:quizcustodet
    Date:December 3rd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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    Re: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I think you may have lucked out by missing the first two-thirds of the film. The overwhelming memory I have was of an under-edited film that went on for far too long. Was also unimpressed by the rapturous reception given Hagrid in the Great Hall, given that Hagrid is only really meant to be popular with the terrible trio.
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