Land of Oz

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  • Observation Essay: The Live Concert

    The live concert I chose to examine was Wicked. My family and I went and saw it on October 15th at Century II at the 2:00 p.m. showing. Inside the venue, there’s around over 30 rows of red seats on the main floor, along with a balcony with perhaps a handful of rows (I didn’t get a chance to see how many). The walls are a beige color and narrow from the back to the front in a “V” formation to draw focus onto the stage. The stage had an industrial look on each side with a large map of the land of Oz. The Emerald City Palace was in the center of this map and was done with green glitter and then further highlighted by a green spotlight. There was also a large metal dragon protruding from the top of the set, keeping watch with its ruby eyes. The audience was dressed in attire that I would say was semi-formal. Women primarily wore dresses and skirts, or perhaps a nice blouse. Men wore slacks or khakis, with button down shirts or polo’s. The general behavior of the audience was very respectful and calm, except for maybe at the merchandise stand – but even then, I wouldn’t describe that as crazy. There was a flutter of excitement amongst the audience for what was to come, with an exception for the odd disgruntled husband who were clearly dragged along. The performer’s…

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  • Wicked Gender Analysis

    musical itself. Wicked is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz the story focuses on The Wicked Witch of…

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  • Cinematographic Techniques Used In Film

    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…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Symbolism

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced the American musical fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz in 1939. Victor Fleming directed The Wizard of Oz, and was the first to direct a film with Technicolor using a 3-strip color process. All movies at this time were filmed in black and white, so The Wizard of Oz was a sure crowd pleaser because of its color experience. It was said that the commercial for The Wizard of Oz was shown in black in white, so that moviegoers could experience the first ever color movie with a…

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  • Essay On The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz is a story of a girl named Dorothy and her pet dog named Toto. The two become lost when a cyclone carries them away, from their home in Kansas, to the beautiful, enchanted, magical land of Oz. Dorothy and Toto need help in getting back home. Along the way, and in so doing, they make enemies with the Wicked Witch of the West. And they make friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. The friendship helps the five to survive many adventures, and to make each…

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  • Social Oppression In Maguire's Wicked

    Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a rework of the classic novel, The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. The novel aims to reveal the other side of Oz; the true side that the first novel masked. Munchkinland is no longer the peaceful place that we are accustomed to, but rather it is now full of political upheaval. The Wizard in Wicked has managed to usurp the throne and instill his own totalitarian regime. One important political issue…

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  • The Devil In The White City

    of humankind to accomplish great things and the great depths of evil which humanity is capable of. Aside from this, the author does spend a great deal of time focusing on just how many other great works and careers were inspired by the 1893 World’s Fair. For instance, “Walt Disney’s father, Elias, helped build the White City; Walt’s Magic Kingdom might well be a descendant” (Larson 373), and “the writer L. Frank Baum and his artist-partner William Wallace Denslow visited the fair; its grandeur…

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  • Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

    From a simple trip to Kansas, the stories unfold as the writer of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz brings the fantasized world to life. The tail of a writer that takes ordinary things and reforms them to a mystical object that forms a story read by many. Frank L. Baum from a family of love and works his way to the top of books and the loving father to his family. Despite people who do not like the book, the writer has become famous for his classic Story. The writer of the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz was a…

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  • Historical Advancement In The Wizard Of Oz

    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…

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  • The Theme Of The Allusion In The Wizard Of Oz

    As a cyclone slashes through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are taken away in their house to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the yellow brick road toward the Emerald City to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, and on her journey she meet a Scarecrow wanting a brain, a Tin Man wanting a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help. In the end, Dorothy made her way back home using her…

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