One of the most important things I can tell you about me, is my love for candy. It is definitely my favorite food group. I know what you’re probably thinking…”Wow, that’s one the of the most important things about her? This chick must be all kinds of deep…” But before you judge any longer, I’d like to show you why my love for candy is actually something beautiful.
In 1964 English writer, Roald Dahl wrote one of the most epic children’s stories of all time. “Charlie and the Chocolate factory” was first published in America, then two years later made its way to the United Kingdom.
Dahl’s inspiration for the novel originated from his childhood days of being a taste tester for the two major competing chocolate companies, Cadbury (cadbury eggs=THE BEST THING EVER) and Rowntrees. Through such rivalry and extreme passion toward making the best chocolate possible…”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was planted in Dahl’s mind and would one day not only be transformed onto paper, but also the big screen.
In 1971, the novel was transformed into its first motion picture, called “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The second film adaptation, made in 2005 reverted back to the books original title. Though I loved the original film, I am of course partial the the newer version due to the direction of Tim Burton and the infamous portrayal of Willy Wonka through Johnny Depp.
Perhaps by favorite element of Tim Burton’s directing, is his eye for color. Everything about his version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” screams the beautiful color of candy.