Burton's "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" teaser poster

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  1. Sean Laughter

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    I didn't see it posted, nor could I find any of the older topics in the search, so I'll just start this one, a mod can move it if they wish.

    See the poster at Dark Horizons

    It officially has me stoked for this film!!
     
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  3. Jason Seaver

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    Hmm... I see Scott Frank doesn't have a writing credit any more. Kind of makes me sad, because adapting Charlie was a labor of love for him.
     
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    Wow! I might actually see a summer film for the first time in recent memory.
     
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    That makes me REALLY sad. Scott Frank is one of my favorite screenwriters. John August is pretty spotty.
     
  6. Brian Kidd

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    Creepy poster! I've discovered that the quality of a Burton film is directly related to how personal the project is to him.

    ED WOOD, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BEETLEJUICE = Good
    MARS ATTACKS, PLANET OF THE APES, BATMAN = Not so good

    Don't hate me for that last one. I used to love the film, but having watched it again fairly recently I've come to the conclusion that it's a beautifully-filmed mess with a terrible script.
     
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    Nice poster! I am looking forward to seeing this one. Depp is great, and it will be a pleasure watching him work with Burton again. I least I hope that it will be. [​IMG]
     
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    For some reason that poster makes me think of Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in Clockwork Orange.
     
  9. Malcolm R

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    I had the same thought.
     
  10. MatthewLouwrens

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    Love the poster. It has the right whimsical but dark feel, and the hiding of Depp's eyes makes Wonka seem distant, unknowable, and a little bit dangerous. I was already looking forward to this film, and this poster just reinforces my interest.
     
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    Credits are not always finalized on teaser posters. Maybe the WGA is still arbitrating, and Scott Frank's name will be restored eventually. I hope so, at least.
     
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    Is it just me, or does Johnny seem a little pale?
     
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    I can see that, but my first thought was Marilyn Manson. I remember the rumors he'd play WW - this poster makes it look like he WILL!
     
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    This is the movie I have been waiting for! Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors and I think he was the right choice to play Wonka.

    I absolutely adore this movie and I think with Burton directing and Depp in the starring role it will be perfect!

    I am looking to get my hands on this poster to hang in my living room.
     
  15. Brian Kidd

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    I just checked out August's screenwriting credits. Although most of the films he has written have been so-so, I think that his work on BIG FISH shows that he at least has a way of giving a voice to whimsy. BIG FISH is far from a great film, but it has some really nice moments. It just stumbles along the way a bit too much. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He's got a great source from which to work. If he sticks as much as possible to the story in the book, he should be fine. Although I must say I'll miss the geese from the 1971 film.
     
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    The hair's too neat. Wonka should have some frizz. His eye brows are also too neat. I don't think we're going to top Gene Wilder.
     
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    Yeah, he's looking a little too fashionable in the new pics. And I'm guessing his paleness in the poster was photoshopped. [​IMG]

    Funny thing is that the new shots have done a complete 180 in terms of the mood of the film for me!
     
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    OK, now he looks like Emo Phillips. [​IMG]
     
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    This is at the top of my "must see in the theater" list for next year.

    Burton, Depp, Elfman, I have no doubt that it will be good. I just hope if follows the book better then the previous.
     

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