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A Look Back At Gene Wilder’s Most Memorable Scenes From Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

When the world was introduced to Gene Wilder’s portrayal of Willy Wonka, it was love at first sight, as the role would go on to be one of the most enduring and legendary in the world of cinema.

Considering Wilder’s endearing, yet eccentric interpretation of Willy Wonka would end up as iconic, it’s no surprise that the news of his passing on August 29, 2016 spread quickly, after his family confirmed the death of the captivating actor.

In celebration of his life and success, let’s not forget how much joy Wilder brought to us. Simply put, he inspired us all, especially as the candy magnate in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. As a remembrance of such a monumental role, here’s a look back at the most memorable scenes from the classic

Wonka’s Grand Entrance

Pure Imagination

“The snozberries taste like snozberries!”

“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams.”

“You lose! Good day, sir!”

Although now gone, Wilder will continue to captivate audiences with his wry, yet endearing interpretation of the character that inspired ‘pure imagination’ in us all.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Caviar, Reindeer Jerky, and 18 More Insane Movie Theatre Snacks From Around the World

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It’s easy to understand that not everyone in the world kicks back to Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes with a bag of popcorn and tray of soggy nachos. But red wine? Beluga caviar? Do other countries even need Netflix when their movie theaters are stocked with so much insane grub?

The following infographic by Lemonly highlights some of the quirkier nosh from international cinemas, from the mildly tweaked, like Tom Yum (sour soup)-flavored popcorn in Thailand, to the downright Fear Factor-y, like Colombia’s fried ants.

Which isn’t to say our own state theaters aren’t upping the luxe with cushy arm chairs and movie-themed cocktails. Just, you know, for $14 an average ticket these days, a pork dumpling every once in a while wouldn’t hurt.

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H/T Design Taxi

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Hit-Or-Miss

FOOD HACK: Why You Should Butter Your Popcorn with a Straw

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It all started so simple: go to a movie, buy some popcorn, have a good time. So how did you find yourself spending five minutes furiously trying to get your butter on while a line forms behind you? They said that you were dreaming too big, that you were reaching for the stars. They said you could never evenly butter all your popcorn. Well, now they are wrong. Thanks to this new Popcorn Hack, the internet has provided a way to leave no kernel unbuttered. Using just a straw, you can penetrate the surface of the popcorn and butter every part evenly, rather then it all piling up at the top .

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Boom: You’re welcome. Now, go forth and flex that popcorn butter swag.

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What If All Our Favorite Movies Were About Food?

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We may not yet have perfected smell-o-vision, but this may be the next best thing for feeding our culinary obsessions.  All your favorite movie titles now come in new delicious flavors, thanks to the wonderful people over at Snack To the Future, a website dedicated to taking your favorite movies, and giving them a little more bite.

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Delectable titles like “The Curious Quesadilla of Benjamin Button” and “Little Miss Capri Sunshine” are cute in a cheeky sort of way. Jurassic Pork actually makes me kind of hungry, and I don’t know what to make of that.  But, as is the case with any collection of movies,  there are the great ones, and the Oscar winners:

Braveheartichoke is too perfect for words.

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127 Hors D’oeuvres may already seem a little sinister, but it gets way worse when you read the next line: “Every Bite Counts.”  If you know 127 Hours, you can’t help but cringe, shut your eyes, and chuckle, just a tiny bit.

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Personally, my favorite is “Thoreo: The God of Omnomnom”

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I don’t think I need to explain why.

What’s your favorite foodified poster? Let us know in the comments!

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