Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Wizard of Oz



The Wizard of Oz (1939) is everybody's cherished favorite, perennial fantasy film musical from MGM during its golden years.
For many seasons, it was featured regularly on network TV as a prime time event (its first two showings were on CBS television on November 3, 1956 and in December, 1959) and then annually for Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or Easter time.
It soon became a classic institution, and a rite of passage for everyone, and probably has been seen by more people than any other motion picture over multiple decades. Initially, however, the film was not commercially successful (at $3 million), but it was critically acclaimed.

All of its images (the Yellow Brick Road, the Kansas twister), characters (e.g., Auntie Em, Toto, Dorothy, the Wicked Witch), dialogue (e.g., "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!", "We're not in Kansas anymore," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," or the film's final line:
"There's no place like home"), and music ("Over the Rainbow") have become indelibly remembered, and the classic film has been honored with dozens of books, TV shows (such as HBO's dramatic prison series Oz), references in other films, and even by pop groups (singer Elton John with his Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road album, or Pink Floyd's 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon).

The film's plot is easily condensed: lonely and sad Kansas farmgirl Dorothy dreams of a better place, without torment against her dog Toto from a hateful neighbor spinster, so she plans to run away.
During a fierce tornado, she is struck on the head and transported to a land 'beyond the rainbow' where she meets magical characters from her Kansas life transformed within her unconscious dream state.
After travels down a Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz, and the defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy and her friends are rewarded by the Wizard of Oz with their hearts' desires - and Dorothy is enabled to return home to Kansas.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

8 comments:

FEED YOUR MIND said...

i have watched this movie and it's pretty amazing
judy Garland's version of Somewhere over the rainbow is the best for me

FEED YOUR MIND said...

hi alli
How's your Holiday?
Wish you all the best
have a great day and happy blogging!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!

Danielle said...

Wow, I love this picture so much and simply adore the classics. I have a blog specially dedicated to them too. Take a look at it!! http://www.ofilmequeviontem.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful 2010!
Danielle

Marites said...

Hi there! Hope you will have a great year this 2010.... just dropping by here to greet you... Happy Monday!
From a blogger mom,
Marites
MOM'S CORNER

Feed Your Mind said...

Hi there my friend... Happy 2010... Sorry for dropping by here so late ... i just got very busy with my school and work..... but then thank you for your continuous support for my blogs despite of my absences..... i will try my best to balance everything and include my blogging into my daily schedule...
i missed a lot of your entries here... so sorry about that...
thank you my friend and god bless

BLUEDREAMER
FEED YOUR MIND
MY DAILY NEWSTAND
POSITIVE THINKER
BLUE TECH

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healthybeautiful said...

I haven't watch this yet. is anyone knows what link to download this movie? Somewhere over the rainbow is a beautiful song. Healthy Beautiful