Do Not Follow The Yellow Brick Road

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Do Not Follow the Yellow Brick Road Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! More like a disappointment, a disaster, a failure, and a complete waste of my time. The 1939 MGM production of The Wizard of Oz, mainly directed by Victor Fleming, is a horrendous motion picture based on the best seller, classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. But what makes MGM 's production sheer filth and putrefaction? The Wizard of Oz is a horrible movie because of innumerable audio problems, terrible continuity editing skills, and copious cockamamie mistakes. Primarily, The Wizard of Oz focuses on Dorothy (Judy Garland), a young, beautiful girl from Kansas, who is taken, along with her dog Toto (Terry),…show more content…
Misleadingly, almost every review for The Wizard of Oz comments only on the positive components of this film. For example, IMDb user-“The_Film_Cricket”-states that Oz is meant to represent the colorful palette of our imagination in his review(A Fantasy Rooted in the Landscape), and the critics from Rotten Tomatoes also states that for The Wizard of Oz was, “An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old”(The Wizard of Oz) Unfortunately, these critics were distracted by the plot, and he or she did not pull himself or herself from the storyline and actual notice the sub par quality of the movie. Markedly, the biggest issue within The Wizard of Oz is the extreme amount of audio synchronization problems. There are several scenes within The Wizard of Oz where the audio just doesn’t match the visual portion of the film. Toward the beginning of the movie, Auntie Em (Clara Blanchard Dickey) and the others go into the storm cellar. Then Auntie Em tries calling for Dorothy and tells Uncle Henry (Charley Grapewin) that she cannot find her; however, Auntie Em 's mouth is moving at a different speed, and is never matching any of the words being produced by a dubbed section. Another example is when Dorothy and the scarecrow
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