I Want It Now! A Memoir Of Life On The Set Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

I Want It Now! A Memoir Of Life On The Set Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory


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In 1970, Julie Dawn Cole was cast as the unforgettable Veruca Salt in the classic motion picture Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. Since its release in 1971, this epic musical has endured as a favorite of children from around the world with a fan base that encompasses generations of movie goers. With its unforgettable characters, chocolaty landscapes and everlasting music, this charming fairy-tale mixes these ingredients into what has been become a cinematic classic from literary legend Roald Dahl.

Praised by critics worldwide and often featured in broadcasts with other masterpiece musicals, it remains a timeless treasure. Acclaimed film critic Robert Ebert wrote: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination."

Julie Dawn Cole has written an enchanting and richly illustrated memoir that offers a rare look behind the stage curtain to this ageless film. Splendidly illustrated with personal letters, never-seen-before photographs and documents; her mesmerizing story chronicles the entire production experience and tells of the remarkable journey of how she became known worldwide as a really bad egg. Filled with countless funny and touching memories, her story takes readers behind-the-scenes of Willy Wonka and the resulting coming of age journey that brought the cast together again after nearly a quarter century.

I Want it Now takes readers beyond the world of pure imagination and behind the scenes to this universally cherished motion picture. A true-to-life Charlie Bucket tale, Julie's story is unforgettable...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593930745
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 03/07/2011
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 767,312
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Customer Reviews

I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
macjest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the chapters that dealt directly with the making of the movie. The introduction and the latter chapters of the book were okay as they laid the foundation of her character. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more about the movie. Glad this was a free download, I would have been more disappointed had I paid for it.
dpappas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory so this was a must read for me. Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the movie, takes readers behind the scenes of the movie who captured the hearts of countless people. Julie talks about how her experiences with the movie changed her life and how her early life was like the life of Charlie Bucket.It was great reading about all the things that happened behind the scenes and getting to see pictures from Julie Dawn Cole's personal collection. This is a great book about a magical movie and is a must read for any fan of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read (and throughly enjoyed!) director Mel Stuart's "Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", I was ecstatic to hear that "Veruca Salt" had published her own memoir about the making of the film and rushed out to buy it. I wasn't disappointed. Besides giving quite an in-depth look into what went into making this incredible movie, Julie also shares plenty of funny and touching stories about the adventures she and her co-stars had during filming (including the on-going "fight" that she and Denise Nickerson, who played Violet, had over Charlie Bucket himself, Peter Ostrum!). As if that weren't enough, die-hard Wonka fans are sure to love the numerous pictures, letters (my favorite of which is a hand-written birthday greeting- Julie turned 13 during the filming- to Julie from...well, I won't spoil it for you!) and other memorabilia sprinkled throughout. I know I did! But this book isn't merely about the making of a beloved classic. It's also very much the story of a young girl's trimuphs and struggles as she came of age and delt with life's challanges. Although I personally would have been fine hearing about just the Wonka-related parts of her life, I enjoyed hearing her amazing, and at times heart-wrenching- life story non the less. I was sad when the book ended and, in a very Veruca-like way, felt like screaming, "I want more NOW!" The only thing that could top this book, in my opinion, would be if Gene Wilder were to write a memoir about the making of WWATCF (a full, in depth memoir, that is. I realize he talks briefly about WWATCF in his autobiography)!
SharonChance More than 1 year ago
I have read memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies of film actors and actresses for years, but I have never run across one that is written with such exuberance and personality as Julie Dawn Cole's book, "I Want It Now!" This book follows Julie's life as a child actor who was blessed to be tapped as Veruca Salt in the wonderful film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Julie details her experiences in such a lively and fun manner that you almost feel as if you are right there with her as she steps into the wonderful world of Wonkaland. Making the book a complete delight is the inclusion of the many, many photographs that Julie took during the making of the film. This is truly a one-of-a-kind book and I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a five star book so read a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful companion to a classic film. Julie's scrapbook of the making of the film is definitely worth reading if you're a fan of the movie!
Brian Ramjag More than 1 year ago
Really bad really!!! Worse book ever