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  • Wizard Of Oz Mise En Scene Analysis

    The Wizard of Oz, when analyzed, reveals itself as an exceptionally well thought out film. The fact that literature critics consider it a better version than the original text should help illustrate that point. The use of screen elements (color, light, sound, mise en scene, etc.) coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. When we are first introduced to Kansas, it appears entirely in black and white. From a modern perspective…

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  • Technology In The Wizard Of Oz

    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…

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  • Intertextual Analysis Essay

    Design In regards to intertextuality, Teddy from my picturebook is the Humpty Dumpty used in the television show Playschool. This served two purposes: Humpty is known to be an incredibly unlucky character, creating doubt in the readers mind even at the beginning of the story that Teddy is the lucky one; and it also creates a connection to Australian children (and even adults) that watch Playschool. Salience and colour were used hand-in-hand in my picturebook through the colour red: it is one of…

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  • Color In The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz, has become a classic. Baum's story continues to affect children and adults today. Most people view the story as a simple fantasy, and some think the story symbolizes real life issues. Baum's tone gives you a good visual, it is light-hearted and whimsical as well as enchanting. When Dorothy first arrived Oz was a vibrant technicolor land, compared to the black and white Kansas prairie. Each land is symbolized by a color. Color tends to make people associate with certain feelings…

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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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  • Wizard Of Oz Play Analysis

    Dorothy taps her heels together three times and says to herself there’s no place like home. All of this happens because Dorothy ends up in Oz. The exposition starts out with Dorothy and her dog Toto coming out of the house very confused and surprised at where she could be. The major conflict in the Wizard of Oz during the play is that Dorothy ends up in the unknown place and wants to get back to Kansas. This conflict is stated throughout the play, but the Witch of the West had Dorothy, Tin Man,…

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  • The Scarecrow Book Analysis

    L. Frank Baum wanted to create an American fairy tale full of fantastical but heroic characters that connected with his readers. He created Dorothy, the Kansas girl who caught do anything, the Scarecrow, without a brain but full of great ideas, the Tin Woodman, lacking a heart but full of compassion, and the Cowardly Lion, who said he lacked courage but was brave at every turn. These characters set off on an adventure that saw them face and overcome obstacles at every turn, regardless of whether…

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  • Zenith Babbit Book Report

    Black Tuesday signified the first catastrophic event in a series to come initiating the Great Depression which latest from 1929 to 1939, marking the deepest and longest economic downturn the Western world has ever seen. Not only did this spark several fundamental government programs that still exist today, but it signified a shift in literature and augmented its growth. Prior to the Great Depression, novels telling of adventure, free spirits, and politics were popular amongst communities. This…

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  • Juvenile Fantasy In Dorothy Must Die By Danielle Paige

    moved to the world of Oz by a tornado. This transportation is much like the one that Dorothy goes through in the famous movie, The Wizard of Oz. Oz, however, is not as it used to be. The author wrote, “My head was swimming. If this was a fantasy, it was a strange one: this wasn’t the Oz that I had read about or seen in the movie. It was as if someone had drained out some of the Technicolor and introduced some serious darkness” (Paige 19). Instead of the joyful, colorful world of Oz the most…

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  • Urbanization In The Wizard Of Oz

    In “A Trickster’s Tale: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” William R. Leach argues that Baum’s work is not the fairy-tale celebration of America we see in the 1939 Judy Garland movie; it is actually a celebration of values responsible for making America the economic power it is today. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz amplifies the American ideology of mind-cure, American Urbanization through its use of color, and embodies the real American “trickster.” Leach believes Baum’s use of these…

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