History Film / TheWizardOfOz

14th Jan '18 6:14:50 AM hullflyer
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* ThinkOfTheChildren: The only real demand made by the Hays Office after reviewing the screenplay was not to make the Wicked Witch too scary for children, though funny enough, this was more for economical rather than moral reasons, claiming that it would drive parents away from taking their kids to see the movie.

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* ThinkOfTheChildren: The only real demand made by the Hays Office after reviewing the screenplay was not to make the Wicked Witch too scary for children, though funny enough, this was more for economical rather than moral reasons, claiming that it would drive parents away from taking their kids to see the movie. Kind of a bit of FridgeHorror, as this "less-scary" Wicked Witch is, even today, still considered one of the more terrifying villains in a kid-appropriate movie.
10th Jan '18 8:25:54 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* AdaptedOut: The Kalidahs, the field mice, the dainty china people, the forest creatures and giant spider, the Hammer-Heads, and the Quadlings.
13th Dec '17 8:00:50 AM Dravencour
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** TheLeader/TheChick: Dorothy the one who starts the journey and the only girl.

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** TheLeader/TheChick: TheLeader[=/=]TheChick: Dorothy the one who starts the journey and the only girl.
27th Nov '17 12:23:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* AndYouWereThere: Again, the {{Trope Namer|s}}. The film's ending is also possibly [[TropeCodifier the most famous example]] of this trope. Five different people Dorothy knows in Kansas--the three farmhands, Miss Gulch, and Professor Marvel--pop up in her dream of Oz as different people. Interestingly, the idea of having farm hands double as Dorothy's companions from Oz comes from the 1923 Larry Semon adaptation, which the film adopted.



* AndYouWereThere: Again, the {{Trope Namer|s}}. The film's ending is also possibly [[TropeCodifier the most famous example]] of this trope. Five different people Dorothy knows in Kansas--the three farmhands, Miss Gulch, and Professor Marvel--pop up in her dream of Oz as different people.
27th Nov '17 12:17:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Auntie Em is shown to treat Dorothy with gruff indifference at beginning of the film, which is part of what her dissastisfaction with Kansas is attributed to, but she's later revealed to be quite a loving old lady at heart, showing great distress at Dorothy being out in the middle of a storm, and comforting Dorothy when she wakes up from her long coma dream.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Auntie Em is shown to treat Dorothy with gruff indifference at beginning of the film, which is part of what her dissastisfaction with Kansas is attributed to, but she's later revealed to be quite a loving old lady at heart, showing great distress at Dorothy being out in the middle of a storm, and comforting Dorothy when she wakes up from her long coma dream. dream.
** The Wizard.
--->'''Dorothy:''' Oh -- You're a very bad man!\\
'''The Wizard:''' ''(sighing, smiling)'' Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard.
23rd Nov '17 11:01:24 PM Ingonyama
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** The cap the Wicked Witch of the West is shown gesturing with at Nikko (just before she flies off to the Emerald City) is the same cap she used in the book to control the Flying Monkeys. The reason this was never revealed (aside from not wanting to add in unnecessary explanations) is because the cap in the book could only be used three times by any one person, which would make the audience question whether or not the Witch still had enough uses left when she captured Dorothy.[[note]]Also, emphasizing the cap's magic would make it more likely the audience would conclude Dorothy used it to command the monkeys to fly her and her companions back to the Emerald City, thus explaining the swift BoringReturnJourney. This is, in fact, what occurred in the book...but the filmmakers may have been worried how it would look for the young heroine [[NotSoDifferent to use magic to compel the monkeys the same as the villain did]]. So instead it's left ambiguous, and the audience could conclude that after the moneys were freed by the Witch's death, they flew Dorothy and the others back voluntarily out of gratitude.[[/note]]
** Because Glinda and the Good Witch of the North were combined into one character, the moment when she kisses Dorothy on the forehead before departing is a reference to the Witch of the North doing so in the book. The implication is that [[ProtectiveCharm this kiss had the same protective power]], and explained why Dorothy couldn't be harmed by the Wicked Witch of the West (or anyone else) just as much as the slippers kept her safe.
3rd Nov '17 12:41:50 PM snichols1973
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* BeamMeUpScotty, In-Universe: Juliet's famous balcony line from Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet is articulated, "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" It sounds as if she's asking where is Romeo, rather than why is he Romeo (of the feuding house) instead of some nice boy from a neutral or friendly house. (The actual articulation really means, "Romeo, why are you?")

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* BeamMeUpScotty, In-Universe: Juliet's famous balcony line from Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet is articulated, "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" It sounds as if she's asking where is Romeo, rather than why is he Romeo (of the feuding house) instead of some nice boy from a neutral or friendly house. (The actual articulation really means, "Romeo, why are you?")you?") If Shakespeare had intended for Juliet to ask of Romeo's location, the question would be "''Whither'' art thou, Romeo?"


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* CaptainObvious: Dorothy, when she first lands in Oz:
-->'''Dorothy''': Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more. We must be over the rainbow!
-->[''Glinda arrives in her magic bubble'']
-->'''Dorothy''': Now I ''know'' we're not in Kansas!


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* HypocriticalHumor: When Dorothy has fallen asleep in the magic poppy field:
-->'''Tin Man''': Help, help!
-->'''Scarecrow''': It's no use screaming at a time like this. Nobody will hear you. Help! Help!


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* InsaneTrollLogic: How Uncle Henry manages to confuse Almira Gulch:
-->'''Almira Gulch''': Mister Gale!
-->'''Uncle Henry''': Well, howdy, Miss Gulch.
-->'''Almira Gulch''': I want to see you and your wife right away about Dorothy!
-->'''Uncle Henry''': Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?
-->'''Almira Gulch''': What she's done? I'm all but lame from the bite on my leg!
-->'''Uncle Henry''': Oh! You mean she bit you?
-->'''Almira Gulch''': No, her dog!
-->'''Uncle Henry''': Oh, she bit her dog, eh?
-->'''Almira Gulch''' [''frustrated'']: No!
3rd Nov '17 11:42:12 AM snichols1973
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* LastSecondWordSwap: After the real Wizard has been unveiled:
-->'''The Wizard''': Back where I come from there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds. They are called phila... er, phila... er, yes, er... good deed doers.
31st Oct '17 1:45:47 PM Hedging
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* ThinkOfTheChildren: The only real demand made by the Hays Office after reviewing the screenplay was not to make the Wicked Witch too scary for children, though funny enough, this was more for economical rather than moral reasons, claiming that it would drive parents away from taking their kids to see the movie.
22nd Oct '17 2:07:07 PM Nrm65
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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader/TheChick: Dorothy the one who starts the journey and the only girl.
** TheSmartGuy: ScareCrow he has clever ideas.
** TheBigGuy: Lion is largest and probably the strongest being a lion.
** TheHeart: Tinman who cares deeply.
** TeamPet: Toto.
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