The Wizard Of Oz ( 1939 ) Essay

776 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The Wizard of Oz Dozens of advancements in movie producing technology occurred between the late 1920’s and the early 1960’s, this time period is often referred to as the Golden Age of Hollywood due to its unique style (Goldberg, “Classical Hollywood Cinema”). Many of America’s most revolutionary and memorable movies were created in this forty year period. The most popular and renown movies had unique qualities and specialties that set them apart from the others, these groundbreaking films often took advantage of the developing technology. The Wizard of Oz (1939) was one of the many the movies created in this time period and is often known for its exceptional use of Technicolor—the newest and most advanced coloring process of its time. The Wizard of Oz (1939) is a one of a kind-crazy movie with an even crazier story behind its making and an everlasting tinge of nostalgia for everyone who loved it as a child.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) is one of the most popular adaptations of the children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It was produced by Mervyn LeRoy and directed by Victor Fleming among several other uncredited directors as he had to leave half way through filming the movie (“The Wizard of Oz”). The actors who played the munchkins also made filming the movie incredibly meticulous due to the constant problems that they caused. Lewis Panther, who researched the movie for its 75th anniversary wrote, “After the movie was finished, producer Mervyn LeRoy…

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