A review of classic american films including the wizard of oz and its a wonderful life

Was this review helpful? Toto chases a kitten in the crowd and Dorothy goes after him, but the tethers of the balloon break and the Wizard floats away. The fact that it comes to us as children is probably the reason why.

The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the Eastthe evil ruler of the Munchkins. The movie, in front of and behind the scenes, has become movie folklore.

This recognition, while falling on individuals, was no less a tribute to the system. Like Australia, Oz is an island continent somewhere to the west of California with inhabited regions bordering on a great desert. Almost everyone you talk to has a memory of their first experience.

I wonder if they knew the impact of what they were working on, that the lovely sentiments that they created would still resonate 60 years later. He had to give them personalities and human characteristics that would evoke an humanity amidst the costumes dictated by their roles.

If Garland gives the film its center than I think the production design, awe-inspiring inis the perfect backdrop.

The Wizard Of Oz - Film (Movie) Plot and Review

ForDorothy was the perfect character for young girls. Douglas Shearer; production designer: It has been translated or adapted into well over fifty languages, at times being modified in local variations.

She dreams of a bigger place and imagines a world where troubles melt like lemondrops. The challenge of valuing oneself during impending adversity has not, Fisher noted, lessened during the prior years.

In my world, this is an utterly, fantastic film. Like most of us as children, her only true companion is a dog named Toto and the most frightening moment in the film is when she is nearly robbed of her best friend.

What generosity the filmmakers had. While this precision slowed down the production, the commitment to perfection became a trademark of MGM. We know of her problems with studio execs that put her through an exhausting schedule and used drugs to get her going in the morning then put her to sleep at night.

Some have seen that as a flaw but I think it adds to the dreamlike quality of the film. Norman, Barry, in Radio Times Londonvol.

On her way down the yellow brick roadDorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin man named Boq.

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As a child, Baum frequently had nightmares of a scarecrow pursuing him across a field. Glinda the Good represents this character, the same way, the Wicked Witch of the West represents the darker forces that watch her every move and aggressively try to trip her up.

The studio chose the three-strip process because it worked out well with black-and-white stock. When Rockefeller was 54 years old, the medical condition alopecia caused him to lose every strand of hair on his head, making people fearful of speaking to him.

Angered, Dorothy throws a bucket of water at her and is shocked to see the witch melt away. Sign in to vote. In one scene in the novel, the Wizard is seen as a "tyrannical, hairless head". Denslowwho also co-held the copyright.

At the send-off, he appoints the Scarecrow to rule in his stead, which he agrees to do after Dorothy returns to Kansas. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage, so Dorothy encourages the three of them to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City to ask for help from the Wizard.

Certainly from the screenwriters. The film narrative is advanced by musical numbers. Judy Garland was perfect in the role, 17 at the time, but with wide-eyes and a beautiful, open face she carries that sense of wonderment of a child.

In the later Oz books, John R. The judge ruled that when the novel was being discussed in class, the parents were allowed to have their children leave the classroom. That they also represent that which not only they, but Dorothy most of all, lacks -- courage, love, and wisdom -- makes their appearances even more intrinsic to the story, so when they grow as characters, so do we, and of course, so does Dorothy.

He flourished in business, though, and his neighbors looked up to him.The Wizard of Oz - Film (Movie) Plot and Review - Publications on Film Reference "Following the Yellow Brick Road from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Wiz," in American Cinematographer such as the review films of the thirties, including Golddiggers and Forty-Second Street.

Best of Rotten Tomatoes. Movies with 40 or more critic reviews vie for their place in history at Rotten Tomatoes. Eligible movies are ranked based on their Adjusted Scores. The very first edition of AFI's Years Movies is a list of the greatest American films of all time. InAFI invited more than 1, leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film.

Viewing now, and knowing what a sad life she would eventually lead, The Wizard Of Oz is a fitting picture on which to remember what a magical and wonderful performer she was, myself as a 14 stone lump of waning machismo, I have no shame in saying that as Judy sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow I melt and feel as tho I'm being sent spinning into.

LIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road [The Editors of LIFE] on billsimas.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. LIFE is where the nation first learned about The Wizard of Oz and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland.

Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic American movie/5(19). Aug 15,  · Watch video · Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

MGM's elaborate adaptation of L. Frank Baum's fantasy classic THE WONDERFUL 8/10(K).

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