Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Roald Dahl Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaThe 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". In a small town, Charlie Bucket, a poor paperboy, watches a group of kids visit a candy shop.
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The Story Behind Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Among his many children's books, Roald Dahl 's confectionary tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is his most prominent. A story about a candy manufacturer named Willy Wonka who opens up his magical factory to five lucky children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory went on to spawn two films and sell over 20 million copies worldwide. On March 28th Dahl's book will once again be adapted, this time for the Broadway stage, allowing fans to relish in the sweet and imaginative tale that Dahl spun during a unique and particularly trying time in his life. While writing the story, Dahl experienced two major tragic events. The first was in , during which his infant son was in a car accident and sustained massive head injuries. For the next 18 months, the author put Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on hold and concentrated on creating a valve that would alleviate fluid build-up in his son's brain. Two years later, Dahl's seven-year-old daughter developed encephalitis and died.
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.
He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. They had two children together, Ellen Marguerite and Louis, before her death in Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. His first language was Norwegian, which he spoke at home with his parents and his sisters Astri, Alfhild, and Else.