Episode 56: The Chaos and the Calm

Welcome to your mid week sweet treat!

Jason and David are back with Todd Hartsell, to discuss the goings on in Minute 56. We’re wrapping up “Pure Imagination”, and this minute features one of our favorite shots in the entire film. We talk about the sweeping camera motion that follows Gene Wilder as he sings “If you want to view paradise…” We talk about the techniques that were possibly used to capture that shot, which includes a brief chat about when Steadicam technology came to prominence. Todd reflects on the color palette used in this scene. We also talk about how well Mel Stuart places actors in the background of shots to keep the world alive even while the focus is on Willy Wonka.

Thanks to Todd for being with us again. You can find Todd on Minute of the Apes. Also, you can find his book, The Risen, at this link.

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Episode 55: Kicking Chocolate Filled Balls

Happy Monday!

Todd Hartsell joins Jason and David for Minute 55. Wonka allows the group to go running off in all different directions, as they explore the almost entirely edible Chocolate Room. Todd points out that this is not a scene for people who find eating with your hands to be gross. We have a hard time figuring out what kind of candy Augustus is eating. And is Willy Wonka lying to the world about how his candy produced? We also discuss how on-screen eating is done during movie making.

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Episode 54: Key Changes are Cheating

Happy Friday, everyone!

Todd Hartsell is back with us, continuing to dissect “Pure Imagination”. David points out that Mr. Salt is in a state of bewilderment for a large portion of this minute. Todd gives us some more music theory lessons, and gives us a bit of sage advice.

Find Todd on Minute of the Apes. Also, you can find his book, The Risen, at this link.

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Episode 53: Music Theory with Todd

It’s the middle of the week!

Todd Hartsell is back discussing the minutes that he was looking forward to the most. In minute 53, we start what is, arguably, the most famous song in the movie. We discuss the chocolate room, and the reactions of the actors to the chocolate room. Todd also notices a nod to one of the most classic films in the history of the medium.

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