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Books to Remember Gene Wilder

September 3, 2016
Janine Perez
Riveted Editorial Board

Gene Wilder passed away earlier this week but though he may be gone, he will never be forgotten. As the man who played Willy Wonka and a slew of other memorable characters, he will live on in the hearts of millions for years to come. Still, that doesn’t make his passing any easier; it certainly doesn’t for me. When I first heard the news, my instinct was to re-watch his movies, but I went through my favorites much too quickly.  I needed something more. Since I love books more than anything else, I began reading the books his movies were based on, and imagining him in the roles he played in their movie adaptations. It’s my little tribute to Gene Wilder, and I invite you all to join me.

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

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Gener Wilder’s role: Willy Wonka

via GIPHY

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice in wonderland

Gene Wilder’s role: Mock Turtle

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Gene Wilder’s role: The Fox

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

Gene Wilder’s role: Dr. Frankenstein

via GIPHY

 

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