Film Analysis : The Wizard Of Oz Essay

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Every form and variety of our emotions can be portrayed in film. They allow us to escape and have a broadening perspective. Film provides us with a source to every theme we can identify with the human condition. Film has allowed us a visual alternative to literature that can exuberate our senses. Various elements of the film such as theme, cinematic techniques, and genre helps beguile us into worlds we have never explored, people we have never met and lives we have never lived. Although a movie can have many thematic concepts, it allows you to derive your own theme that can enlighten you about an issue. Cinematographic techniques can greatly influence the structure and meaning of a film, giving you a sense of realism and involvement. New worlds, ideas and adventures are created by the different genres. When it is all put together and we sit down to watch our favorite actors, they offer us a window onto the wider world, broadening our imaginations and opening our eyes to new phenomena’s.
The Wizard of Oz (1939), was directed by Victor Fleming starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl who is unhappy living with her aunt and uncle in Kansas City. She wishes her life was different and excited and soon gets her wish when a tornado transports her and her dog Toto, to the Land of Oz. There she meets the Wicked Witch of the West played by Margaret Hamilton and must escape the witches bad intentions but is protected by her ruby red slippers. Glinda, the…

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