History Film / TheWizardOfOz

19th Mar '17 5:51:42 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* TheArtifact: In the scene where the Wicked Witch sends her army of flying monkeys to steal the ruby slippers, she has a somewhat baffling line where she says, "I've sent a little insect on ahead to take the fight out of them!" Some viewers assumed that the insect was what picked up the Tin Woodman and dropped him, but her line actually referred to the scrapped "Jitterbug" sequence. The producers apparently forgot to cut out all references to the nonexistent scene/character (or just hoped that the audience wouldn't notice -- or would retcon it into something else).

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In the scene where the Wicked Witch sends her army of flying monkeys to steal the ruby slippers, she has a somewhat baffling line where she says, "I've sent a little insect on ahead to take the fight out of them!" Some viewers assumed that the insect was what picked up the Tin Woodman and dropped him, but her line actually referred to the scrapped "Jitterbug" sequence. The producers apparently forgot to cut out all references to the nonexistent scene/character (or just hoped that the audience wouldn't notice -- or would retcon it into something else).else).
** When saying her tearful goodbyes to her companions at the end of the movie, Dorothy has a similarly baffling line where she says to the Scarecrow, "I think I'll miss you most of all!", even though nothing in the movie seems to suggest that she's any closer with the Scarecrow than with her other two companions. [[note]] Unless you accept the HandWave that she met the Scarecrow first, and spent slightly more time with him than with the others.[[/note]] This appears to be a holdover from an early version of the script, in which Dorothy had a romantic subplot with Hunk (the Scarecrow's Kansas counterpart), and the first act featured him preparing to leave the farm to study at the Agricultural College. Apparently, the implication was supposed to be that Dorothy grew exceptionally close to the Scarecrow because he reminded her of the man she loved--but with the subplot cut out, it just seems inexplicable.
10th Mar '17 11:44:36 PM LamentableTeam
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* Villain Song:"Red Shoes Blues" is a song sang by the Wicked Witch of the West in the 2011 musical. The witch was determined to get the ruby slippers from Dorothy, that she not only cast a dancing spell on her and then sent the flying monkeys to get her. Then in the reprise, the witch explained that if Dorothy refuses to give her the ruby slippers, she would die.

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* Villain Song:"Red *VillainSong:"Red Shoes Blues" is a song sang by the Wicked Witch of the West in the 2011 musical. The witch was determined to get the ruby slippers from Dorothy, that she not only cast a dancing spell on her and then sent the flying monkeys to get her. Then in the reprise, the witch explained that if Dorothy refuses to give her the ruby slippers, she would die.
10th Mar '17 11:42:48 PM LamentableTeam
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*Villain Song:"Red Shoes Blues" is a song sang by the Wicked Witch of the West in the 2011 musical. The witch was determined to get the ruby slippers from Dorothy, that she not only cast a dancing spell on her and then sent the flying monkeys to get her. Then in the reprise, the witch explained that if Dorothy refuses to give her the ruby slippers, she would die.
10th Mar '17 2:34:32 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* AnAxeToGrind: The Tin Man never uses it as a weapon as he does in the book, but he sure finds it useful at the castle.
10th Mar '17 1:28:10 PM Julia1984
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-->'''Scarecrow:''' Don't stand there taking -- put me together!

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-->'''Scarecrow:''' Don't stand there taking talking -- put me together!
10th Mar '17 1:24:19 PM Julia1984
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%%* {{Melodrama}}

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%%* {{Melodrama}}* {{Melodrama}}: Fits this genre, especially in the beginning and end.


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* ShutUpAndSaveMe: The Scarecrow reacts this way when the Tin Man and Lion make jokes while he's lying on the ground ''in pieces.''
-->'''Scarecrow:''' Don't stand there taking -- put me together!
5th Mar '17 7:27:02 AM Phys101
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* InformedAbility, {{Inverted}} as an "Informed Inabiity": Due to Dorothy's companions not believing in themselves, their actions tend to contrast their words. Though the Scarecrow claims to not have a brain, he's a rather smart character. Though the Tin Man claims to not have a heart, he's shown to be quite a sensitive character (which is unfortunate since though he's a tin man, he cries water instead of oil), and the Cowardly Lion despite claiming what his name would indicate is brave enough to try to protect Dorothy from the witch instead of abandoning his companions. This was taken from the source material, the book.

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* InformedAbility, {{Inverted}} as an "Informed Inabiity": Inability": Due to Dorothy's companions not believing in themselves, their actions tend to contrast their words. Though the Scarecrow claims to not have a brain, he's a rather smart character. Though the Tin Man claims to not have a heart, he's shown to be quite a sensitive character (which is unfortunate since though he's a tin man, he cries water instead of oil), and the Cowardly Lion despite claiming what his name would indicate is brave enough to try to protect Dorothy from the witch instead of abandoning his companions. This was taken from the source material, the book.
4th Mar '17 3:11:23 AM tropower
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* ForcedToWatch: What the Wicked Witch attempts at the climax. "The last one to go will see the first three go before her, and her mangy little dog too."

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* ForcedToWatch: What the Wicked Witch attempts at the climax. "The last one to go will see the first three go before her, and her mangy little dog too."
2nd Mar '17 11:48:43 PM Phys101
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* FunnelCloudJourney: After Dorothy's house is pulled up into the tornado, she sees animals, objects and Miss Gulch flying around outside.

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* FunnelCloudJourney: After Dorothy's house is pulled up into the tornado, she sees through the window outside, animals, objects objects, an elderly neighbor knitting in her rocking chair, and Miss Gulch riding away on her bicycle. Miss Gulch fades into the cackling Wicked Witch of the East flying around outside. on her broomstick.



* GirlishPigtails; Dorothy wears these until her makeover at the Emerald City.

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* GirlishPigtails; GirlishPigtails: Dorothy wears these until her makeover at the Emerald City.



* HostageForMacGuffin: Subverted in that the Wicked Witch demands the ruby slippers in return for Toto (who is being waterboarded), but the slippers are stuck to Dorothy's feet and won't come off. Although Dorothy agrees to hand over the slippers (since losing the slippers is preferable to losing her dog), the Witch gets a nasty shock when she tries to remove them.

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* HostageForMacGuffin: Subverted in that the Wicked Witch demands the ruby slippers in return for Toto (who is being waterboarded), threatened with drowning), but the slippers are stuck to Dorothy's feet and won't come off. off. Although Dorothy agrees to hand over the slippers (since losing the slippers is preferable to losing her dog), the Witch gets a nasty shock when she tries to remove them.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Due to Dorothy's companions not believing in themselves, their actions tend to contrast their words. Though the Scarecrow claims to not have a brain, he's a rather smart character. Though the Tin Man claims to not have a heart, he's shown to be quite a sensitive character (which is unfortunate since though he's a tin man, he cries water instead of oil), and the Cowardly Lion despite claiming what his name would indicate is brave enough to try to protect Dorothy from the witch instead of abandoning his companions.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: InformedAbility, {{Inverted}} as an "Informed Inabiity": Due to Dorothy's companions not believing in themselves, their actions tend to contrast their words. Though the Scarecrow claims to not have a brain, he's a rather smart character. Though the Tin Man claims to not have a heart, he's shown to be quite a sensitive character (which is unfortunate since though he's a tin man, he cries water instead of oil), and the Cowardly Lion despite claiming what his name would indicate is brave enough to try to protect Dorothy from the witch instead of abandoning his companions. This was taken from the source material, the book.
1st Mar '17 10:32:33 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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* FunnelCloudJourney: After Dorothy's house is pulled up into the tornado, she sees animals, objects and Miss Gulch flying around outside.
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