Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka with the Wonkatania in the background. Superimposed with the Latin words Nil Desperandum.
Watched Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) from Warner Bros.


Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?

Cut out some of the dull beginning and started at the figuring of percentages. I never really liked the song “Cheer up Charlie”.

I do really love Mr. Wonka’s exhortation, “Nil desperandum!” I need to use that more frequently.

Rating: ★★★★½

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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