Food in films: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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  1. Barbara says:

    Having read the book to my children I found the movie pleasant. I wouldn’t say it is a great movie but I did enjoy it. The characters were exactly how I imagined them all those years ago.

  2. Caroline says:

    While I didn’t hate the film, I did find it rather difficult to avoid thinking back to the scenes which have been burnt into my brain from repeated showings of the original film. In Ireland it wasn’t Christmas unless Willy Wonka was on TV and, sadly, every year I made sure to watch it! I normally love the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp combination but here, although the film had memorable moments, it just didn’t quite work for me.

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