Monday, August 29, 2016

Pure Imagination

"Random fact. The tune that Wonka plays to open the door to the edible room was in fact the Marriage of Figaro. Mrs. Teevee claims it's Rachmaninoff. Additionally, the kids in the movie were really seeing all of that for the first time, and a lot of the room really was edible.   Additionally, the 'buttercup' that Wonka eats was made of wax, tasted awful, and he immediately spat it out off camera."

1 comment:

MamaM said...

Is this a "things are not as they seem" post?

Imagination contains the power to heal and create as well as destroy.

Tonight, I happened on this from The Rhythm of Life by M Kelly:

FRom his pocket, Charlie takes the Everlasting Gobstopper and says, "Mr Wonka!" as he places it on the desk. Without another word, he turns around and begins to walk slowly from the office.

Wonka doesn't look up and he doesn't look at the Everlasting Gobstopper. He doesn't have to. He knows without looking. He just reaches across the desk and grasps the Gobstopper and whispers gently, "And so shines a good deed in a weary world".

Author Kelly goes on to say, I cannot describe to you the joy I felt as a child each time Charlie took the Everlasting Gobstopper from his pocket and placed it on the desk. I feel the same joy even today when I watch the movie. It is intense. It's exhilarating. His innocence, I suppose, his honesty, his sincerity and integrity--all symbols of hope for a weary world