Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (lost deleted scene of book-based film; 1971)

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Theatrical poster.

Status: Lost

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 film directed by Mel Stuart and based off the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film tells the story of a poor child named Charlie Bucket who, after finding a Golden Ticket in a chocolate bar, visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory along with four other children from around the world.

The Lost Scene

A lost scene from the film was left on the cutting room floor. The script for the scene is available to the public in the 2001 book "Pure Imagination". The scene is about a hiker who lost his group on a mountain and then he sees a guru. He asks the guru "What is the meaning of life?". Instead of answering the question, the guru asks, "Do you have Wonka bar?" The hiker says he does, and that it's the last of his food. He gives it to the guru anyway. When the guru looks inside and sees no golden ticket, he throws the bar across the cave. The hiker asks again "What is the meaning of life?" And the guru answers "Life is a disappointment."[1]


The script for the scene was on YouTube from the user Josh Hoover, but the video is no longer available. Photographs of the script can still be found. However, the film of the scene itself is lost. It has never been seen by the public in theaters or on home video.


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