Charlie and the chocolate factory
Published: Thursday 2005-10-06.
The other day I went to the cinema to watch Charlie and the chocolate factory with my girlfriend. I haven’t read the book, but I do have strong memories from Ernst-Hugo Järegård reading the book aloud on Swedish TV when I was young. It wasn’t an animated film in that regard, but the book read aloud while the camera panned over painted still images illustrating the story. (Apparently I’m no alone in comparing to that version.)
Since I’ve seen the version from Swedish TV a couple of times, even as an adult, I know the story-line rather well, so it was nice to see that the filmatisation was kept faithful to the story I know. There were a couple of scenes that I don’t remember from Ernst-Hugo’s version, but since I haven’t read the book I don’t know if it was because the Swedish version was abridged, or if they were added in the movie version.
If you, like me, still are a child at heart I can recommend this movie. But; nothing beats Ernst-Hugo Järegård’s version, no matter whether the pictures are moving or not.
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