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An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.
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I sat cringing before M-G-M's Technicolor production of The Wizard of Oz, which displays no trace of imagination, good taste, or ingenuity.
Judy Garland is perfectly cast as Dorothy. She is as clever a little actress as she is a singer and her special style of vocalizing is ideally adapted to the music of the picture.
In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome.
The greatest American movie fantasy.
The blend of old-fashioned, classic storytelling with cutting-edge technology is undeniably enthralling.
The result is quite stunning and a lot less gimmicky than it could have been.
More than a movie classic, it's an essential part of the popular culture, thanks to film revivals and the annual TV ritual that, sooner or later, captured every kid growing up in the sixties and seventies.
[VIDEO ESSAY] As thick with allegory as any Shakespeare play, "The Wizard of Oz" is the greatest children's movie ever made, and that probably ever will be made.
The music is good, and the public has not been given such a smooth running, well oiled, expert spectacle since the great days of the silent movies when Doug Fairbanks Sr. made the first Robin Hood and The Thief of Bagdad.
Anyone who can refrain from weeping as Dorothy cries "Aunty Em, I'm frightened!" deserves to be locked in a tower for all eternity.
Seventy-five years on, it hasn't dated in the slightest.
The central themes of illusions, dreams and going on an extraordinary adventure all the better to come home and appreciate what you have there are enduring.
Conceived by MGM as an answer to Walt Disney's Snow White, this sweet and colorful fable full of music and adventure will always be a pleasure to children everywhere due to its relatable characters and universal message, though it may prove a bit slow for adults nowadays.
A classic of cinema, with a broadway musical brought to the big screen in colour. Full of memorable songs and unforgettable scenes. The new 3D presentation brings the black & white scenes to life, whilst some of the colour scenes, particularly the wider shots, are too soft, but mostly it's excellent.
"The Wizard of Oz" will be a class in everyones eyes forever, bringing the light of day into the world of film and putting a smile on anyones face. As Dorothy dreams a dream that is unlike anything on earth, she creates a story that is one of the most brilliant telling in the history of film. I absolutely love this movie from start to finish. From it's clever dialogue, to it's hilarious acting, to the true heart of the story, this film surpasses any film of it's kind. Easily one of my favourites. New techniques and editing, the directors of this film (Victor Fleming and King Vidor) make it a wonder to behold! Absolutely stunning filmmaking!
Oz, the great and powerful! Beyond the sheer enjoyment factor, there are a lot of messages here for youngins and geezers alike: if you want a quality (intelligence, oourage, heart for example) act as if you already have it and soon you will own it; never trust the "great and all-knowing" ANYTHING....kids, there is ALWAYS a man behind the curtain. Oh, and some neighbor will always hate your dog or cat. That's just life and get used to it. One more: it was a real payday for little people.
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