The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Review: Dorothy Gale gets swept away into a magical land. She embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. On the way she meets people such as The Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion and The Tin Man.
Director: Victor Fleming
Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley
Year: 1939
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Family, Fantasy, Musical and, Sci-Fi
Conclusion: 5/5
A timeless classic. One that the whole family can enjoy. A film that you can never get tired of even after 7 decades. All of their performances are breathtaking. There are three things that the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion wanted and they were a brain, heart and courage. The famous song “Over the Rainbow” was nearly cut from the film because the company felt that the scene would be too long with it. Bet Lahr’s costume was actual real lion skin and weighed 90 pounds. Based on a novel by L. Frank Baum. The paint that was used on the bricks for the “Yellow Brick Road” was standard industrial yellow paint. At the Academy Awards in 1940 this won 2 Oscars and they were for Best Music, Original Song and also Best Music, Original Score. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in the Radio Times.

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