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See this film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Paramount

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were about as successful at rejiggering Alice in Wonderland as they were at remaking Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. They failed to duplicate Gene Wilder's sadistic charm as the candy impresario, a necessary trait for someone transforming a naughty girl into a giant blueberry or shrinking another brat to six inches tall and then stretching him back to size with a taffy-pulling machine. And director Mel Stuart's nasty, puckish tone is just what author Roald Dahl intended. It screens at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington St, Boston | February 19 @ 2 pm; February 20 @ 7 pm | $10; $5 students | 617.824.8000 or artsemerson.org.

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