Review The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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    Your thoughts on this movie....

    Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.



     
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    Christmas was never complete without this on the telly years ago.
     
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    I'm surprised I never thought to make this thread. It's one of my favorite books, and was made into a great (although really loosely based on the book) film. It should have been obvious to make a post like this. I feel stupid now, haha.

    Anyway, I did make some videos about the Hanging Munchkin earlier this year.









    The last two of the four are just extras I made in response to rude comments, but they are still pretty entertaining.
     
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    There was a sequel made in the 80's , not as good as the original, but not bad and based on a L Frank Baum novel.
     
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    That's not really a sequel to the classic movie. Its only tie to it is the Ruby Slippers, which were silver in the original book. Return to Oz is more of a sequel to a version of the original book that we didn't get to see or read. It's a nice adaptation of the second and third books though.
     
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    I just found an old thread for RETURN TO OZ.....


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/return-to-oz-1985.1281/

    And just found an old location report on it too!

    Interesting that they had acquired the rights to make loads of sequels.

    I seem to recall Harlan Ellison raving over RETURN TO OZ that it was a great film that had unfairly flopped.



     
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    And we mustn't forget this of course, even though I only realised it existed today! :emoji_head_bandage:



     
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    I watched those and it nicely. methodically debunks the whole thing.

    I also like your style of presenting. Taking apart the whole thing, calmly, point by point, and demolishing any rebuttals.

    After your videos, it is clearly "case closed" on the Suicidal Munchkin! :emoji_nerd:

    Or should be, anyway, but it can, of course, be difficult trying to rationalise with people who want to believe something, even when they are confronted with cold logic, simple facts and reasoned argument.
     
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    Dark Secrets of the Wizard of Oz Documentary




     
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    I didn't finish watching that documentary. I shut it off immediately after the inaccuracy of "Oz" being short for "Osiris." L. Frank Baum himself stated that he named Oz during one of his storytelling sessions to children, when one asked him what the name of the land was. He had to think of a quick name, saw his file cabinet "O-Z," and came up with the name of the land.

    These guys claim to know about the book, but it's clear they either haven't read it, or have read it and are tryibg to distort facts, because they are trying to take elements that are exclusive to the movie (including the Ruby Slippers, which they put a lot of emphasis on), and pretend that they are something that Theosophical Baum actually wrote into the book. This is, at best, poor research, at worst, deliberate misrepresentation of facts.
     
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    Based on a comic book.


     
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