Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket wants nothing more than to find one of the five illusive golden tickets that the infamous candy maker, Willy Wonka, has hidden in bars of chocolate. When luck prevails and Charlie and his Grandpa Joe are among the winners to tour the chocolate factory, will they make it to the end to claim their prize? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching the 1971 family favorite “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.

∙ Charlie visits his mother at work and tells her about the third ticket being found. When he starts to leave, in the rear view there is a water spot on his mother’s right shoulder. In the following front view of his mother, after Charlie leaves, the water spot is higher up on her shoulder, near her neck. When she is shown again, the water spot is positioned more on the front of her clothes.

∙ Charlie arrives home and hands the golden ticket to Grandpa Joe. Charlie’s mother is holding on to the bed post near Charlie’s right shoulder. Throughout the scene, Charlie’s mother is there in far views but gone in close-ups.

∙ Everyone is looking at the machine that makes everlasting gobstoppers when the candy starts to come down the conveyor belt. Everyone walks over to watch the gobstoppers but Veruca Salt’s father is not near her. When Willy Wonka says “Can’t you see it makes everlasting gobstoppers”, Veruca’s father can be seen behind her left shoulder. But in the next rear view of the group, he’s still walking up behind her.

∙ Mike Teevee is determined to be the first person sent via Wonkavision. During the rear view of Mike standing in front of the camera, the Oompa Loompa who operates it pulls his safety goggles over his eyes. In the following close-up, the Oompa Loompa pulls them down again.

∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! Near the end of the movie, Willy Wonka has told Charlie and Grandpa Joe the true identity of Slugworth a.k.a. Mr. Wilkerson. Willy Wonka puts his hands on Charlie’s shoulders. But, in the next close-up view of Charlie, Wonka’s hands aren’t there. However, in the following view, Wonka’s hands are now near Charlie’s face.

“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971) stars Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear and Julie Dawn Cole. It runs 100 minutes and is rated G.

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