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    The film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz was one of the most important movies of its time, capturing the eyes of the young and old with bright color and lively songs. But behind the bright green lights of Oz, were real people put in real danger. Between an unsafe set, dangerous makeup, and generally unpleasant and unenjoyable conditions, filming The Wizard of Oz was anything but magical bubbles and sparkling ruby slippers for the Hollywood stars of Oz. On the set of The Wizard of Oz there were multiple accidents and injuries as the result of set malfunctions and issues with props. During the scene where Dorothy and her three companions had a spell cast upon them by the Wicked Witch of the West, they lay in a field of poppies…

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    The representation of a New Religious Movement can be seen throughout the movie “The Wizard of Oz” (Dir. Victor Fleming and George Cukor, 1939). This can be displayed through numerous aspects, such as the mystic symbolism in the film, the ideologies of the witches, and the setting of the plot. Many of the films that we see on a daily basis have characteristics that symbolise and represent other things, this is a tool in which is used by many directors and filmmakers because it allows for…

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    Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard Of Oz Minnie Hsu Dr. Friedman Us. History October. 7. 2014 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, one of the world’s best-loved fairy tales written by L. Frank Baum in 19th century. L. Frank Baum was born 1856. This fairy tale is not just a simple adventure story. This story also reflects the economic and political situation in the 19th century. During that time period, it looks good on the outside. However, there were weak presidencies in the inside. From…

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    Wizard Of Oz Symbolism

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    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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    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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    Is Dorothy Gale a theosophist? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a journey by a young little girl hoping to get back home and discovering many truths on the way. Likewise, theosophists embark on journeys to find the truth within oneself and the world. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, borrows many ideas from theosophy, the study of divine wisdom. From general characterization, to Dorothy's silver slippers, it seems that Baum could not resist to add a whole new meaning to the…

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    Realism In The Wizard Of Oz

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    The introduction of computer graphics and extensive use of technology into the film making process has led to the loss of film making as an art form. The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the best visual movies ever made and yet it was made with only limited technology and the creativity of the movie makers. The movie made in 1939 by MGM Studios was a film interpretation of the 1900 published book written by L. Frank Baum, and for the most part directed by Victor Fleming. Dorothy a lonely,…

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    Wizard Of Oz Issues

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children 's book written by author L. Frank Baum. The book was written in May of 1990 and was known by most people from seeing the popular 1902 Broadway musical, as well as the iconic 1939 musical film. The Wizard of Oz film and novel had been widely translated due to being so well known and popular. The movie and book of The Wizard of Oz can be analyzed in the way the author made use of its characters, colors, and environment within the text in…

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    Wizard Of Oz Critique

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    Presented by Jackson High and Hollywood “The Wizard of Oz” is a story that followed Dorothy and her adventures in Oz as she searches for a way back home. Along the way she meets several people who are looking for a solution for their problems as well. They run into obstacles along the way but with the help of Glinda, the good witch she manages to leave Oz and return to Kansas. The musical was filled with amazing props and effect, which improved the overall show. When Dorothy lands in Kansas she…

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    Color In The Wizard Of Oz

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    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…

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