The Wizard of Oz

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  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz as Allegory

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    Wonderful wizard of Oz Baum describes a story in which a young girl Dorothy and her dog, Toto go on a magical journey from the dull, gray land of Kansas to the colorful, magical land of Oz. This girl and her dog meet three companions, a Cowardly Lion, a Brainless Scarecrow, and a Heartless Tin Man and have adventure in the Land of Oz and untimely help Dorothy get home. In Baum’s allegorical The Wonderful Wizard of Oz he uses satire and symbols, such as the regions of Oz, the characters of Oz and the

  • Wizard of Oz Narrative Report

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    present in a film, in essence the film in its entirety including nondiegetic images. In The Wizard of Oz, the plot begins with Dorothy (Judy Garland), a young farm girl from Kansas who dreams of escaping to ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ without troubles and torment for her dog Toto from a horrible neighbour Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). During a tornado she is hit on the head and is transported to the World of Oz where she meets characters transformed from her Kansas life at home, meeting three companions

  • The Wizard Of Oz : Film Review

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    In the summer of 1939, the magical movie The Wizard of Oz was released from Hollywood. The movie was remarkably popular at the time, and many impoverished Americans of the Great Depression forked out precious change to see it in theater. Perhaps, the movie’s immense popularity was due to its release at the time of the Great Depression, to viewers who were desperate for hope and empathy. Therefore, the Wizard of Oz’s popularity should be attributed to its representation of: common Americans in movies

  • The Wizard Of Oz Character Analysis

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    the wizard of Oz is the main protagonist in most of the Oz novels. Frank Baum created the fictional character who has been idolized in the American movie culture because of the character she has played in most movies, books, animations, games and on TV. At first she appeared in the novel the wonderful wizard of Oz which was created in 1900 and thereafter, she was able to reappear in most of the sequels showing her importance in various adaptations, notably, in the 1939 film named the wizard of Oz

  • The Film Analysis Of The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz is a film whom plot is based on a sad and lonely Kansas farm girl, whose name is Dorothy. Dorothy is unhappy and dreams of a better place without hatred toward her dog Toto from a hateful neighbor spinster, so in that case Dorothy plans to run away to escape the unhappy life she lives. During her plan to run away a terrifying tornado strikes her town and Dorothy is struck on the head and transported to a falsity land called “beyond the rainbow” where she interacts with people that

  • Symbolism In The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    Frank Baum uses his story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to compare William Jennings Bryan to the Cowardly Lion through his use of symbolism and the the striking parallel of events throughout his story to those in the populist era. Because Baum was influenced by this time period, it is logical that he would use his characters to symbolize this movement. Henry M. Littlefield explains the connections and references of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the Populist Era. For example, The Wicked

  • Wizard Of Oz Analysis Essay

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    An Analysis of: The Wizard of Oz I choose the film “The Wizard of Oz,” (1939) and it’s a musical, fantasy film. The characters included: Judy Garland as Dorothy, Frank Morgan as The Wizard, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lehr as the Cowardly Lion, Billie Burke as the Good Witch of the North, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Toto. The director for this film was Victor Fleming and King Vidor. The main plot of this film is about a tornado that

  • Stylistic Elements In The Wizard Of Oz

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    editing and sound in The Wizard of Oz and Psycho enable the audience to better enjoy watching both films which support Smith’s claim “a richer kind of pleasure”. The Wizard of Oz has revealed to be an exceptionally well thought out film when analysed. The film has made use of stylistic elements such as colour, light, sound and mise-en-scene which coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. In The Wizard of Oz, the director, Victor Fleming

  • Theme Of Colors In The Wizard Of Oz

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    Throughout the story of the Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), colors play varying roles to illustrate the surroundings which Dorothy and her friends find themselves. Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, journey with unique friends such as the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tinman, and the cowardly Lion. These adjectives are ironic because throughout the story, it is found that the qualities each of them seek, they mistakenly possess. Nevertheless, the story begins in a gray state

  • The Film Analysis Of The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz was first filmed in 1939 and has been revised several times to keep up with the time frame at present. It started out as a black and white film and was originally produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. Judy Garland is playing the role of Dorothy Gale, who in this film is a restless bored young girl that wants something other than the dreary life she lives in Kansas, (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2014, Ch. 4.3 para. 1,2) This film focuses on the power of the imagination and gives a place for mental