The world got a little less sweet over the weekend with the passing of Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. “I saw parts of myself in him,” Stuart said of Wonka. “I had always treated my children as little adults growing up. This made us all a little happier.”

You can live in happiness, too. (Like the Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-doo.)



  • C. Brian Smith