Tyra Banks announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Adapted from Roald Dahl's best-selling children's novel, the film stars Gene Wilder – who participated in the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks and whose work is featured across several of AFI's lists.
DID YOU KNOW? WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is generally faithful to Roald Dahl's bestseller, with several notable exceptions – including the elimination of Charlie's father and the children's allowance of only one chaperone instead of two. This reduction of actors cut costs for the production. In this exclusive AFI Archive video, writer David Seltzer talks about working on the film.