The Wizard of Oz

Page 7 of 46 - About 457 essays
  • Wizard Of Oz Analysis Essay

    1079 Words  | 5 Pages

    Wizard of Oz Analysis Scene: This scene in the film comes just after the house has been picked up in the twister. Dorothy's house has been lifted up into the sky and suddenly dropped back down to earth in the middle of the Land of Oz. In the scene itself, Dorothy leaves her home to see that she is "Not in Kansas anymore," and finds the new and amazing world of the munchkin city in front of her. She also meets Gwendela the good witch as her journey in Oz begins. Shot 1: Wide shot. View behind

  • The Wizard Of Oz By F. Frank Baum

    1604 Words  | 7 Pages

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film. It is the most commercially successful adaptation of the 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", written by L. Frank Baum. It was a box office failure when it was first released, making only $3,017,000 on a $2,777,000 budget, a meager profit of $240,000. It wasn 't until it was subsequently released did it make a substantial profit. Although It was nominated for six Academy Awards, this film failed to be victorious. The Wizard of Oz did, however

  • The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum

    1212 Words  | 5 Pages

    movies, reaching the cult fiction perception. A significant example is The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. The history behind The Wizard of Oz proves that this story line has had an essential role in the occult world all along. Associations of occultism, Illuminati rituals and Monarch Programming exists in sequence of books with satanic activity and intellect controlling it along the way. Viewers perceive The Wizard of Oz as an innocent fairytale, though the story has a deep symbolic meaning

  • Similarities Between Wizard Of Oz And Wicked

    1819 Words  | 8 Pages

    Wizard of Oz and Wicked. Two very different stories both sharing the same characters and setting. The two plots are so masterfully intertwined, but showing two very different points of view. Although they share so many similarities, relationships and conflicts between the two are very different. Glinda maybe isn’t so good after all, Elphaba was just trying to do what was right, and the Wizard was the real villain all along. To truly see things as they really are, both sides of a story must be acknowledged

  • Sexual Objectification Of Women In Wizard Of Oz

    2122 Words  | 9 Pages

    Abstract In this paper, we will take a look at some of the American ideals, gender roles, and sexual objectification of women in the Wizard of Oz. We will begin with a brief summary of the movie to get acquainted with how the movie is set up. For the first part of the paper, we briefly discuss the evidence of Dorothy and her family and how they are living the American Dream, what the tenets of the American Dream are, and how reification and consumer culture tie into these American ideals and values

  • What Is The Theme Of The Wizard Of Oz Theme

    848 Words  | 4 Pages

    While there are many themes that L. Frank Baum writes about in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that focuses on a young, maturing girl named Dorothy Gale; that is living in a grey world and then suddenly her life is full of color after a cyclone. Throughout the story, Dorothy Gale is reminded that the land of Oz is beautiful and much more interesting that Kansas ever will and it takes her awhile to realize it along her adventurous plan. The two themes that stand out throughout the story is the childhood

  • The Wizard Of Oz And I Robot Analysis

    1864 Words  | 8 Pages

    The 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz and I, Robot, which premiered in 2004, are similar because in each film the main character follows a path that plays with time and space, faces the unknown while fighting an impossible opponent, and reach within to deep-rooted cultural values to win the battle so they can return to normalcy or their own original world. The format used in both of these films mimics the structure of a science fiction genre. By following the structure of this genre, the writers and

  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Populist Movement

    3033 Words  | 13 Pages

    have relished L. Frank Baum’s cleverly written bedtime story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. On the surface, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz seems like an innocent fairy-tale that was written “solely to pleasure children today” ; however a deeper look into the main characters and symbolism inherent in the story, suggest an outlook into the Gilded Age. Many historians, beginning with Henry Littlefield, have interpreted The Wizard of Oz as being an allegory to the Populist Movement and the issue of money that

  • The Wizard Of Oz By Victor Fleming Essay

    1744 Words  | 7 Pages

    The film The Wizard of Oz, as directed by Victor Fleming, involves a girl named Dorothy and her pet dog Toto. At first, she runs with Toto and reaches a point along the way where a pony Marvel appears and convinces her to return home (Fleming). After that, the audience sees how the house sinks into another world: the Land of Oz (Ibid.). Here, Dorothy becomes a real victor after she accidentally kills the Wicked Witch of the East by landing with her house onto the latter (Ibid.). The current paper

  • Secular Humanism : The Wizard Of Oz Essay

    2227 Words  | 9 Pages

    Secular Humanism in The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie that is known for its playfulness, Technicolor, and fairytale like storyline. However, when we take a deeper look at the meaning and message behind this movie, we will find that there is more to this story than initially meets the eye. I am going to argue that this movie promotes secular humanism. This is broader than atheism because it not only dismisses the existence of a superior being, but it also recognizes that humanity