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making of The wizard of Oz

Aljean Harmetz

making of The wizard of Oz

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wizard of Oz (Motion picture)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAljean Harmetz ; with an introd. by Margaret Hamilton (The Wicked Witch of the West).
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1997.W593 H3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 329 p., [4] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4562458M
    ISBN 100394409358
    LC Control Number77075357

    Like many progressives in the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods, both in Europe and the US, Maud Gage Baum rejected organised religion and was attracted instead by new thinking about the supernatural - spiritualism, psychic research and theosophy. Principal cast and crew are long gone. Mayer ordered the studio commissary to feed her only chicken soup. She doesn't weep buckets unlike Alice - except in the film, where the camera loves Garland's flushed, tearful face.

    At times the Wizard seems charming, genuine and caring, yet at others Oz's true intentions can seem rather questionable to the point of looking quite sociopathic. In order to completely remove all of the makeup so that it did not continue toxically burning through her skin, alcohol was used for its antiseptic properties and was one of the most painful things Hamilton ever experienced. An American Movie Classic Though the entire production process proved to be more than strenuous, the film prevailed. It was the most perfect song in one of the most perfect movies ever made.

    The Magician eventually also became a master of real magic, when he finally returned making of The wizard of Oz book Oz and went to live in the Emerald City permanently under the reign of Princess Ozma. The Emerald City of Oz Ozma decrees that, besides herself, only The Wizard and Glinda are allowed to use magic unless if the other magic users have a permit. As many people were suffering through the Great Depression, Hollywood progressed into its Golden Age. Baum had been a newspaper reporter in Nebraska around the time Dorothy was transported to Oz; he interviewed her and later used his notes as the basis for the first novel. With a fairy-tale skyline of spires and domes, a tethered air balloon for rides, a shimmering boating lake and the first Ferris wheel ever, it looks from photographs like a cross between the Heavenly City, the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Alhambra, Coney Island and the Sleeping Beauty's castle dreamed up by Arthur Rackham. In the book, Oz would later explain to Dorothy and her friends that these illusions were possible by dummies and other special effect props.


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making of The wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz Download PDF Ebook

The Emerald City of Oz Ozma decrees that, besides herself, only The Wizard and Glinda are allowed to use magic unless if the other magic users have a permit.

In the movie however, the Wizard speaks to Dorothy and her friends all at once, on the same day and tells them to bring back the Broomstick of the Wicked Witch.

Ellie with Totoshka and her uncle, the wooden-legged seaman Charlie Black, set off through the desert and the mountains to help their friends. Perhaps the story cut too close to the bone.

Like Baum, he went into business; like Baum he went bust. Noticing Disney's huge success in with its first feature-film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, MGM felt that they would be able to have similar success in the fantasy genre.

He arrived to rescue the production after LeRoy dismissed the first director, Richard Thorpe, less than a month into filming.

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Ellie, 9, and her puppy Totoshka are carried in a hurricane to the Magic Land. Her innocence.

The Making of The Wizard of Oz Paperback book

But Baum was not only building cities; he filled them with characters and situations. He eventually landed in the Land of the Mangaboos where he was reunited with Dorothy Gale and met her cousin, Zeb Hugson.

He even bred prize hens making of The wizard of Oz book showy plumage and cockscombs, called Hamburgs - they become talkative characters in later Oz instalments.

He was right — the two later married. The Discovery of Oz the Great and Terrible! There were a number of other issues with costuming the characters in the film. Towards the end of production — which finally wrapped on March 16 — a fourth director entered the mix: King Vidor.

Humbug was a word greatly bandied about in the debates about magic and other worlds at the time: when the genuineness of a medium was exposed, he or she was called a humbug. This is how Baum describes his vision in The Emerald City of Oz : There were no poor people in the Land of Oz, because there was no such thing as money You could see he got mad and red-faced.

By contrast, Oz becomes genuine when it is restored to its proper regime first under Glinda and, in later instalments, under Ozma. If Oz has any metaphorical use, it is for the sense of wonder that greets the child's first steps out into the world, the small explorations that lead to imagination and, through it, art.

It is a parallel novel written by Gregory Maguire and illustrated by Douglas Smith. That's what I do. Over the course of the film, there were multiple directors involved, each of which contributed important elements that created the film the world cherishes today.

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The Wizard of Oz was the film that rocketed making of The wizard of Oz book year-old Garland into the MGM firmament. In she won ‘Best Juvenile Performer’ – ‘the Munchkin Award’ as she called it – at the.

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