Albums are hardly the only art form to be declared masterpieces. How many teachers have said the same about books? Or museums with rare art? Films are no different, which is why we brought in the very wise and very noble Leah Pickett to host our most excellent new video series, Masterpiece Films. So, join us in the luxurious Music Box Lounge, where we discuss the greatest stories to ever hit celluloid.
On today’s episode, we invite you to a world of pure imagination as we celebrate the classic 1971 movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Adapted from Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the movie brought audiences to Gene Wilder’s iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka, the wide-eyed chocolatier, the orange-faced Oompa Loompas, and a bevy of songs and images that’ll stick in your brain like caramel. While Willy Wonka wasn’t initially a hit at the box office, the re-release of the movie on VHS and DVD would help create new audiences and fans the world over.