Essay on The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum

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The Wizard of Awes 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 have unique qualities that set them apart from others due to the developing technology that was created in this forty year period. The Wizard of Oz, a movie about a girl’s trip to an unknown land and her journey back home, was one of such movies and is often known for its exceptional use of Technicolor—the newest and most advanced coloring process of its time. The Wizard of Oz is a whimsical and captivating movie that manages to maintain an everlasting tinge of nostalgia for anyone who loved it as a child.
The Wizard of Oz 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 halfway through filming the movie (“The Wizard of Oz”). It began its production in 1938 and finished in 1939, it is one of the most popular films to use Technicolor as a way of bringing fantasy and awe into a movie. However, it is not commonly known that Technicolor is not a type of film, but instead a process of modified filming which made the cost of making a movie with such a technique tremendous. Due to the…

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