Perhaps my favorite film from my youth (other than No Holds Barred – Hulk Hogan DUH!) was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The film undoubtedly still holds up today, despite the fact it was made in 1971. While made for kids the film does have many hidden adult jokes which makes it watchable today…not to mention a very scary tunnel scene. So scary in fact that during the filming, Gene Wilder’s acting was so convincing that it frightened some of the other actors. They thought that Wilder really was going mad from being in the tunnel.
Australian musician/DJ POGO is also a big fan of this film. We’ve written about POGO before for his eclectic remixes of childhood classics. And of course when he posted a new remix of Willy Wonka (above) I couldn’t help but post.
One of my favorite scenes in the film (which plays a big factor in my childhood obesity) is the “Candyman” sequence. POGO’s remix once was another instant classic. Watch for at 1:06, when Bill the Candyman flips open the pass-through on the counter, he hits a little girl under the chin.