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Silver Screen Standards: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 8, 2019

For the very first post of a column called “Silver Screen Standards,” I can’t think of a better choice than The Wizard of Oz (1939), a film that continues to delight and amaze viewers of all ages eighty years after its original release. People often ask me to name my favorite movie, a request read more

Book Review: “The Wizard of OZ FAQ: All That’s Left To Know About Life According To Oz”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 19, 2019

Book Review: “The Wizard of OZ FAQ: All That’s Left To Know About Life According To Oz” Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about The Wizard of Oz, here’s a book to inform you how little you actually do know about the classic film. Released durin read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary” (Giveaway runs now through Jan 13)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 8, 2019

Win tickets to see “The Wizard of Oz” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Jan 27, Tues Jan 29, Wed Jan 30 “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.” CMH continues into our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events - with the 1st of our 14 movie read more

Silent Sunday – The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jan 7, 2018

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy. read more

The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 8, 2017

By the time the door opens and Dorothy (Judy Garland) finds herself over the rainbow, The Wizard of Oz has already completed one full narrative arc and is starting another. The film opens with Garland in a crisis–she’s a teenage girl on a farm where no one has time for her (it’s a busy farm, after read more

Classic Movie Anecdote: The Wizard of Oz and “Over the Rainbow”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2016

Celebrating the Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz on August 25, 1939 with a Classic Movie Anecdote! The Wizard of Oz was released nationally in the US on this day in 1939. That said, I just wanted to share this fun little anecdote told by Meredith Ponedel, niece of Dottie Ponedel who was Judy Garland& read more

The Tornado in The Wizard of Oz

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jun 18, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the tornado scene in The Wizard of Oz (1939). This article is part of the Nature's Fury Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Catharsis. While the Gulf Coast has its hurricanes and California has its earthquakes, tornadoes are the Midwest's example of nat read more

Silent Movie Trivia #13: The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 20, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 20, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Trivia (Click to view in lightbox.) Every genre and every era has its infamous bombs. In the case of silent comedy, that bomb is the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz. It’s not the worst silent movie ever made but it is certainly nowh read more

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

  My final Film Class Wednesday movie is the fantastic Wizard of Oz.  This is a movie reviewed to death, so read my repost where I present a rather humorous take on the movie.  Something to note, this was also the closing-night film during this year’s TCM Film Festival. It’s difficu read more

Fun Size Review: The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jun 23, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on June 23, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review This movie should come with a warning label. It is bound to offend the following people: It definitely lives up to its reputation as the Plan 9 of silent cinema. Unfunny, racist and decidedly un-magical, this turkey has to be seen to be bel read more

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jun 11, 2014

  My final Film Class Wednesday movie is the fantastic Wizard of Oz.  This is a movie reviewed to death, so read my repost where I present a rather humorous take on the movie.  Something to note, this was also the closing-night film during this year’s TCM Film Festival. It’s difficu read more

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

The Wizard of Oz turns 75 this year and audiences the world over are well-aware of it, whether it be the recent anniversary box set (which I reviewed two weeks ago) or its recent gala 3D tribute at last week’s TCM Classic Film Festival, there’s still plenty to talk about in regards to Do read more

Mint in the Box: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

The first of (hopefully) several articles exploring the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival simultaneously marks the return of the Mint in the Box review.  If you missed my inaugural post exploring the Sound of Music Collector’s box set, check it out!  I received the Wizard of Oz Collector̵ read more

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 6, 2014

The Wizard of Oz Directed by Victor Fleming Written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf based on the book by L. Frank Baum 1939/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Warner DVD #202 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Not only should one see this movie before one dies, b read more

Top 250 Tuesday: #153 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Dec 31, 2013

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #229 on the list,Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ read more

Top 250 Tuesday: #153 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Dec 31, 2013

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #229 on the list,Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’ read more

25 Days of Christmas: The Wizard of Oz (1939) (2)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

It’s difficult to review truly beloved films since there’s little new you can bring to the table short of saying its amazing.  For today’s review, let’s go funny.  There’s a few things I’ve always wanted to discuss about The Wizard of Oz; mainly things bothering read more

The Wizard of Oz (1925) A Silent Movie Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 6, 2013

The Wizard of Oz. A wonderful tale for children. It has everything a parent could wish for. Animal cruelty. Vomit. Sexual harassment. Racial stereotypes. What’s that? You think Oz shouldn’t have any of those things? Well, don’t tell Larry Semon, writer-director-producer-star of t read more

“The Wizard of Oz” in 3D: Was it necessary?

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

My parents introduced “The Wizard of Oz” to me when I was a baby. My sisters and I all have dressed up as Dorothy for Halloween or a book character day at least once. We also have Dorothy Barbies, dolls and my mom owns “Wizard of Oz” collectors decorative plates. Needless to say, the Pickens read more
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