The purpose of this paper is to analyze the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( Burton, 2005). The author will discuss many elements of the film such as : storytelling, acting, cinematography, editing, sound, style and direction, societal impact, genre, and what approaches to analysis are most appropriate for analyzing this particular film. The most important topic is the textual theme of the film.
The narrative structure of this film is whimsical, eccentric and fantastical. The plot of this film is in chronological order with flashbacks intertwined. The story mainly takes place in a chocolate factory owned by, a very eccentric, Willy Wonka. The conflict in this story is internal and takes place within a little boy named Charlie. Charlie has the opportunity to own the factory in the future but would have to leave his family behind. The resolution is when Charlie explains to Willy how important his family is and Willy decides to let the boy bring them along. This movie contains symbolism n the characters. The symbolism is the seven deadly sins. According to Kushner (2012), “August Gloop is gluttony, Veruca Salt is greed, Violet Beauregarde is pride, Mike Teavee is sloth, Grandpa Joe is envy : he wants what Wonka has (the factory), Charlie Bucket is lust : not the sexual kind, but the intense desire and Wonka is wrath : he punishes everyone for their flaws.”
The two main actors in the film are Johnny Depp (Willy Wonka) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie Bucket). Johnny Depp is a wild card but also a star. The type of acting that the audience sees in this film is stylized. The actors convey the meaning by showing the selfish children's actions and attitudes in contrast to Charlie's. This contrast highlights Charlie's goodness. Johnny Depp contributes to his performance more that the director does because of his experience and the fact that...