The Wizard of Oz

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  • Robert Ebert 's The Wizard Of Oz

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    story is one of the most important part about writing a movie review. Robert Elbert has this skill mastered as he did an exceptional job summarizing the movie the wizard of oz. He did it well while still making the audience curious enough to go and watch the film. Elbert keeps summaries of specific events very brief and concise, “…The Wizard sends them on a mission to get the Wicked Witch 's broom, and it is not insignificant that the key to Dorothy’s return to Kansas is the pair of ruby slippers.”

  • Reverse Gender Roles in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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    The role gender holds in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is not one many were familiar with at the time it was written. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz reverses the accepted gender roles of its time, women taking control, even helping men in times of need. This idea is depicted throughout the entire novel, affecting almost every character introduced. This novel essentially questions and challenges the accepted beliefs on the roles of gender in the society at that time, showing how things would be if roles

  • Follow The Yellow Brick Road : The Wizard Of Oz

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    "Follow the yellow brick road" - The Wizard of Oz. Although society is more familiar with the 1939 version it was in fact the fifth remake of the 1910 silent film. In fact the original film was actually based off of a 1902 stage musical of the same content which was based off of the original book written by Lyman Frank Baum. The release of the movies 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ' and 'Oz the Great and Powerful ' is a 103 years difference. In that amount of time this movie has been remade 57 times

  • Examples Of Lack Of Self Confidence In The Wizard Of Oz

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    is about 85% of the world’s current population of 7.5 billion people. Why does the majority of the world’s population suffer from a lack of self-confidence? There is a simple answer to this question, and it can be found in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Baum through the use of 3 characters portrays the lack of self-confidence. Baum uses the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion prove that a person/character’s own strengths go un-noticed by him/her. The way to reach these strengths

  • Compare And Contrast The Wizard Of Oz Book And Book

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    The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum was published on May 17, 1900, and the original movie was made in 1939 (produced by Mervyn LeRoy). Both the book and movie are similar. The story is about a little girl named Dorothy who is carried away from home by a cyclone. She ends up in the land of the Munchkins where she meets little people and a witch. Once she meets the witch she is told that in order for her to get back home she has to go to the Emerald City to speak to Oz. On her journey to Oz she

  • The Wizard Of Oz By F. Frank Baum Essay

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    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

  • Adventure Movies In Finding Nemo And The Wizard Of Oz

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    Nemo and The Wizard of Oz are both examples of adventure movies. The first dynamic moment in the movie Finding Nemo is when Nemo swims over the drop off and the scuba diver catches him and brings him to an aquarium. Nemo’s location change creates a conflict because he is no longer with his father in the ocean; he is on land. Throughout the course of the movie Marlin and Dory travel across a vast majority of the ocean and land in hopes of finding Marlin’s son, Nemo. In The Wizard of Oz things change

  • Essay on Dorothy's Heroic Journey in The Wizard of Oz

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    Frank Baums, The Wizard of Oz is arguably one of the most popular films made. Even though it was released in 1939, nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the film continues to entertain audiences and speak to them in a personal way. The question that comes to the mind when analyzing this film is: What is it about this film that gives it such timelessness? When reflecting on the film’s timeless qualities, it seems clear the plot is one of the things that enable it to maintain its relevance. Primarily

  • The Hero : The Alchemist, And Dorothy From The Wizard Of Oz

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    deeds. Heroes follow their journey, which, when written, is actually very cliché. A hero follows a set of events in their journey that are rarely changed. In this essay, two hero’s are examined, Santiago from The Alchemist, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. These two stories seem very different, but in the end, are actually very similar. When examined closely, one may find that their journeys are very similar, following the events of a hero’s journey. This seemingly simple set of events is found

  • Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz By Lyman Frank Baum

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    underlying picture that dominates the eras that they live in. One of the many themes that are frequently explored in fictional novels revolve around political movements and ideals. The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism, written by Henry M. Littlefield, makes the argument that the great literary work The Wizard of Oz, written by Lyman Frank Baum, is filled with political undertones pertaining to the Populist movement that was important during Baum's era at the turn of the 20th century. Littlefield