The Wizard Of Oz By F. Frank Baum

1369 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
The motion picture, The Wizard of Oz was released by the studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on August 12,1939. The movie was adapted from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” writings of L. Frank Baum in 1900 (Maltin 2015). The imaginary children’s fable is recognized by the enduring musical score, the many idioms used: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” and “Follow the yellow brick road” are phrases recalled in the movie (Wizard 1939). The fledgling Dorothy character and dog Toto traverse a pathway in Kansas and in Munchkin-land while eluding malicious barriers to the discovery of Oz. The characters encountered on the journey epitomize the traits needed to realize the goals sought: knowledge, emotion and courage. The movie exhibits evil and ethical, greed and deceit and how dreams of the future can supply the motivation to endure the horrors encountered. The original 1900 manuscript by Baum envisioned the evolution of the Nazi party and the persecution of the Jews in 1933 and is visualized in the children’s motion picture The Wizard of Oz.
The opening of the movie, a terrified Dorothy and Toto runs down the bumpy dirt pathway glancing over her shoulder three times she stoops to inform her pal “She isn’t coming yet, Toto” (02:05). She fears the mean and evil powerful Almira Gulch, who has threatened the dog with its excursion into her yard. Safe at the farmhouse Dorothy explains to anyone that will listen that Miss Gulch is a threat; family and farm-hands disregard her words. The scene…
Open Document