Wizard Of Oz Movie

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The original musical, The Wizard of Oz (1939), was directed by Victor Fleming. It starred Judy Garland who played Dorothy. The film was based on the 1900 children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. The Broadway musical, The Wiz, was directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Rob Cohen in 1978. It was an adaptation of the original musical. The film consists of colorful scenes and costumes; as well as the talents of great musicians and actors. It received four Academy Award nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, and Best Cinematography.
Within the original musical, the music of the film was by Herbert Stothart (1885-1949). He was a song writer, arranger, conductor, and
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This is, “a form that was new in the Classical Era and that allowed for the presentation, development, and resolution of multiple themes within a single movement” (p. 197). The three parts of sonata form are: exposition (exposing to the thematic idea), development (intensely developed thematic idea), and recapitulation (themes are recapitulated or…show more content…
The entire cast was African American. The main actors of the movie were Diana Ross (Dorothy), Michael Jackson (Scarecrow), Nipsey Russell (Tin Man), Lena Horne (Glinda the Good Witch), Thelma Carpenter (Good Witch of the North), and Mabel King (Evilene the Evil Witch), just to name a few. The music was done by Charlie Smalls, Nikola Ashford and Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), Anthony Jackson, Luther Vandross, and Quincy Jones. The majority of the vocals in the film were of the legendary Diana Ross, an American singer, record producer, and actress. It was choreographed by Dancer and Choreographer, Louis Johnson. The musical, The Wiz, was directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Rob Cohen in 1978. The entire cast was African American. It was an adaptation of the original, The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Quincy Jones was the musical supervisor and producer. This was the first time that Jones worked with Michael Jackson. The Wiz marked the beginning of their musical relationship as Jones later produced three hit albums for Jackson: Bad, Thriller, and Off the Wall. Jackson prepared for his role as Scarecrow by studying videos of the graceful movements of gazelles, cheetahs, and panthers to enhance his dancing skills. The music in the film varied from disco, jazz, to that of something similar to the Parliament Funkadelic. This is a combination of rock, soul, and funk music also known
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