Charlie and the chocolate factory 1971 book

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This story features the adventures on the new products. At that time around the s , Cadbury and Rowntree's were England's two largest chocolate makers and they each often try to steal trade secrets by sending spies, posing as employees, into the other's factory. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate-making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the factory that inspired Dahl to write the story. Charlie Bucket lives in poverty with his parents and four grandparents in a dilapidated, tiny house. Charlie is fascinated by the universally-celebrated chocolate factory located in his hometown owned by famous chocolatier Willy Wonka.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (book)

It was perhaps the most popular of his irreverent, darkly comic novels written for young people and tells the story of a destitute young boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the mysterious and magical chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Charlie Bucket lives on the outskirts of town with his poverty-stricken family: his parents and all four grandparents. Each day on his way to school, Charlie passes the best and biggest chocolate factory in the world, run by the secretive Willy Wonka. Later, the factory resumed production, but no one was ever seen entering or leaving. One day, Wonka announces that he has hidden golden tickets in five Wonka chocolate bars, with the prize of a tour of the factory and a lifetime supply of Wonka products for each child who finds a ticket. Wonka-mania encircles the globe, and one by one four of the tickets are found.

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The film tells the story of an only child, Charlie Bucket Peter Ostrum , who receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Dahl was credited with writing the film's screenplay; however, David Seltzer , who went uncredited in the film, was brought in to re-work the screenplay against Dahl's wishes, making major changes to the ending and adding musical numbers. These changes and other decisions made by the director led Dahl to disown the film. The film became highly popular in part through repeated television airings and home entertainment sales. The film also introduced the song " The Candy Man ", which went on to become a popular hit when recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. In , the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Author: Roald Dahl began his prolific writing career after being invalided out of the RAF during the second world war, and being posted to the US. His first book, The Gremlins , became a Disney film. In he moved back to England, and started writing in earnest, with James and the Giant Peach becoming his first significant success. He died of leukemia in Poverty-stricken child Charlie Bucket is one of five winners of a competition to visit the chocolate factory run by the mysterious Wonka. The factory tour introduces them to a string of bizarre confectioneries Everlasting Gobstoppers etc as well as the Oompa-Loompas — the pygmy-sized workforce.

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  1. Advertising and pop culture have obviously gone hand in hand for decades, from Charlie Brown and his friends shilling for Coca Cola to the Flintstones selling cigarettes.

  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. The book has been adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in , and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in The book's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was written by .

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