Welcome to the Weekly Movie Thread, your place on the Avocado to discuss movies with your fellow film lovers! New films, classical films, good films, bad films, all movie discussion welcome!
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring the great Gene Wilder as the titular character.
Gene Wilder related the following about his appearance:
When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself; but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.
He said that “from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
Today’s prompt: what is your favorite character entrance?
Next week: Favorite summer blockbuster theatrical experience