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The Wizard of Oz Presentation
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The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz reflects many of the hardships of the 1930s. Many of the characters and concepts symbolize the issues which were occurring at the time.
The film was relatable for viewers yet also offered a sense of hope for a better future.
Reflection of the 1930s
Though, it was not the first film to include color, it is most know for it because of it's popularity.
The absence of color in the beginning and at the end of the film was meant to help set the mood for the audience.
The black and White make Dorothy's life seem troubled and dull.
The sudden inclusion of color is meant to shock the audience with awe, as it did with Dorothy.
The Oz Museum features more than two thousand items on display dating from 1900 to the present.
The style of the museum is presented as Dorothy's adventures. From entering her home, whirling through the tornado, to enjoying the wonders of Oz, the museum covers each experience from the film.
The Oz Museum
Influence on Pop Culture
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Next door to the museum, there's a little restaurant called "Toto's Tacoz"
Fun Film Facts
Details in the filming process were effected by technicolor including Judy Garland's white dress which was actually pink as well as the changing of the original silver slippers (from the book) to the well-known ruby slippers since they created a more pleasing contrast with the yellow brick road.
The original lion's costume was made of real lion's hide and weighed 90 pounds.
The Emerald City palace horses' color was achieved using Jell-O crystals, this scene had to be filmed quickly as the horses would begin to lick off the crystals.
The Wizard of Oz
1939 American musical fantasy film
Produced by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
They tried a water vortex, rubber, and ended up using cloth.
They used a 35-foot-long piece of muslin stocking wrapped around chicken wire to create the conical shape.
The tornado was rigged up to a gantry crane that rotated with a motor. The base was fastened to a car beneath the stage.
It couldn't be done with just the click of a button!
With the help of the
Albert A. Gillespie
The Winged Monkeys
Gillespie considered animating the monkey's but thought that it wouldn't "look right."
They dressed up a few diminutive men and some of the munchkins in monkey costumes and hung them up with piano wire like marionettes.
The flapping wings were powered by batteries on their backs.
Rubber miniatures were created to add scores of others monkeys to the scene.
The Melting Witch
The witch would stand over a small elevator platform that dropped below the sound stage. The hem of her dress was pined so it would stay up.
They put dry ice under her dress for the steam effect and air from the elevator puffed up her dress.
To make her head look like it was shrinking, she switched the witches hat for a bigger one.
The first movie to have characters with
unnaturally tinted skin
Books & Plays
SNL did a skit, Family Guy, Tin Man, Oz the Great and Powerful, Futurama,
Muppets Wizard of Oz
In 1989’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” the recently shrunken Amy tells her brother, “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto.” He replies, “I don’t think we’re in the food chain anymore, Dorothy.”
In 2010’s “Sex and the City II,” Carrie Bradshaw and her ladies arrive in a lavish hotel in Abu Dhabi. “Oh Toto,” she purrs. “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”
In 1986’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” Audrey asks Audrey II, “Am I dreaming?” The reply: “No, and you ain’t in Kansas, neither.”
In a famous speech from 2009’s “Avatar,” Col. Quaritch says, “You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact every second of every day.”
Jo Dee Messina had a top 10 country hit in 1996 with the song
“You’re Not in Kansas Anymore.” And episodes of “Roseanne,”
“90210” and the reality show “Deadliest Catch” have used
the trope for a title.
"Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland expressed her emotions
"We're off to see the Wizard"
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road"
Music & Quotes
Famous quotes have been slightly changed and borrowed. "I dont think we're in Kansas
anymore, Toto." The original
quote, "Toto, I've a feeling
we're not in Kansas
The list of television series
that haven’t borrowed the
line might be shorter than
the list of those that have. The latter includes “Entourage,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” Married...With Children,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI Miami,” “Supernatural” and “The Gilmore Girls,” just to name a few.
Movies & TV Series
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1900
The Marvelous Land of Oz 1904
Glinda of Oz 1920
The Road to Oz 1909
Dorothy: The Darker Side
of Oz 2010 by Scott
Wicked: The Untold Story of the
Witches of Oz
The Muppets Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz theater today
* Dorothy: represents the typical American individual during the Great Depression-everything was stripped from her & she was forced to seek a better life.
* Scarecrow: represents farmers
*Cowardly Lion: represents government officials
* Tin Man: represents the need for oil
* Wicked Witch of the West: represents the drought/dust bowl
* Glinda: by showing Dorothy the yellow brick road, she represents FDR showing Americans a path to a better future
* The Wizard: represents Hoover's misleading ways as president
*The Rainbow: represents a promise of hope of a brighter future
The Wizard of Oz as an Outlet
The film allowed people during the 1930s an opportunity to escape the unfortunate reality of the time, and offered a sense of a better future ahead.
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