Some of my many favorite Charlie & the Chocolate Factory things:
1) Any of the scenes set in the Bucket household.
2) Willy Wonka screaming, "Mumbler!" at Mike Teavee in the Television Room.
3) Attack of the squirrels!
4) "Good morning starshine."
5) Willy Wonka's use of cue cards, a bit of schtick that I found really so very touching.
6) Every Danny Elfman ditty (with lyrics penned by Roald Dahl) and the Oompa-Loompa choreography.
7) The great glass elevator.
8) Grandpa Joe.
9) The puppet hospital and burn center.
I read a review that said Johnny Depp's performance felt like some sort of extended actor's exercise, but I was so taken by it. How do you play a childlike character who loathes children? It's such a contrary impulse; kids are crazy about each other because they're the only ones who "get" each other. Anyhoots, I love this movie. Obviously.
And does anyone else who's seen it think that the "look" of the young players was inspired by these Loretta Lux photographs?