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[on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
(1971)] Well, you know, it wasn't a success when it came out. And I heard some talk about mothers who thought it was cruel to the children. What... what they and everyone else found out later on was that maybe some mothers felt that way, but the children didn't feel that way. The children understood the movie very well. That there are limits. And they ...
When he chose his stage name, he chose "Wilder" because he loved Thornton Wilder
's play "Our Town". The name "Gene" he chose simply because he liked it, not realizing until later it was because his mother's name was Jeanne (she was sick for most of his childhood, and he spent much of his time entertaining her as a kid to keep her happy and her spirits up. He subconsciously chose the name because ...