Gene Wilder sat down with Robert Osborne at 92Y on June 12 for a rare public appearance. He spoke about the Willy Wonka remake, working with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, Young Frankenstein, and more. SLYT
"the oompa loompas did not have their blueberry driver's licenses... they were shorter than I was wide"
The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Most quotes are from the "making of" documentary from 2001, now on YouTube in four pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4 (also see featurette). The cast reunited on Today show earlier this week. [via]
The "I Can Read Movies" Series is a set of fake film novelizations, done in 1950's and 1960's illustration style. [via]
Wonka! We'd be remiss to let halloween pass without a shoutout to one of the best candy companies ever. Very nice Flash work here, too. What's your favorite Wonka candy?
Warner Bros. Denies Manson Will Play Wonka Nor will Tim Burton direct. I'm actually kind of disappointed. Compared to Nick Cage, Dustin Hoffman, or (bleagh) Robin Williams (as discussed here, March '00,) Manson might have actually been able to creep me out as completely as Gene Wilder did in the original.
News of the Wonka remake. I think Nick Cage would suck as Wonka, but Dustin Hoffman...that's interesting.