Saturday, April 26, 2014

W = Wizard of OZ

Wizard of Oz
1939
Director: Victor Fleming

Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
Billie Burke as Glinda
Ray Bolger as Scarecrow
Bert Lahr as Lion
Jack Haley as Tin Man

A most beloved story written by L Frank Baum, the Wizard of Oz was the first film to be both black & white and color film. 

The dull Kansas prairie offers little to the imagination of young Dorothy Gale. But following a cyclone, the girl travels to the colorful place called Oz. She becomes obsessed with going home.

Dorothy Gale meets Glinda the Good who recommends the girl travel on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard. Along the way, Dorothy finds help in the form of a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. The foursome battles the Wicked Witch of the West to find their way to their hearts desire. In Dorothy’s case, she returns home.

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4 comments:

Joanne said...

Can't beat Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I still get creeped out by the flying monkeys.
Classic, best film ever

Munir said...

One of the few classics one can never forget. Thanks for sharing.

Tony Laplume said...

My appreciation of the movie dropped the more I came to adore Baum's original stories. There's a wit about them that Garland's adventures simply don't capture.

Paula Martin said...

One of the classics, and I also loved the spin-off musical, Wicked.