Do Not Follow The Yellow Brick Road

1408 WordsDec 13, 20156 Pages
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), to a dream land named Oz by a tornado. Suddenly, Glinda (Billie Burke), the Good Witch of the North, materializes and explains all that has happened to Dorothy. Dorothy obviously wishes to return home; however, the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) makes a astonishing appearance. Dorothy receives security from the Wicked Witch of the West, from Glinda, in the form of ruby slippers. The Wicked Witch of the West leaves and Dorothy is pushed along the yellow brick road, by Glinda, to uncover the Wizard of Oz and get his help to return to Kansas. Through her journey, Dorothy overcomes an assortment of obstacles and meets a talking scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a tin man (Jack Haley) and a cowardly lion (Bert Lahr). These characters are
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