History Film / TheWizardOfOz

28th Jun '16 5:11:23 PM RighteousFury
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* TheDragon: Nikko, the leader of the Flying Monkeys.



* SolitarySorceress: The Wicked Witch of the West has a castle all to herself, with a platoon of guards patrolling the approach, and a battalion of flying monkeys nearby. Only one monkey is ever seen in the same room as the Witch; otherwise, her servants seem to steer clear unless summoned.

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* SolitarySorceress: The Wicked Witch of the West has a castle all to herself, with a platoon of guards patrolling the approach, and a battalion of flying monkeys nearby. Only one monkey Nikko, the leader of the latter, is ever seen in the same room as the Witch; otherwise, her servants seem to steer clear unless summoned.


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** Other stage versions have Hickory mention after Dorothy returns that [[OffscreenKarma she was hit in the head by debris from the tornado and ended up having to stay in the hospital]].
20th Jun '16 8:26:41 AM tropower
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* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: "...and meet the young lady who fell from a star..."



* CompositeCharacter: In the original version, Dorothy was given her mission upon arriving by the Witch of the North, and didn't meet Glinda until the conclusion. In this version, Glinda combines the roles of both the benevolent witches. Glinda also takes on the role of the Snow Queen (a character from one of Baum's stage plays) by rescuing Dorothy from the poppy fields by sending a snowstorm (in the original book, the Scarecrow and Tin-Man carry Dorothy out and the Lion is eventually pulled out by a [[ItMakesSenseInContext huge team of field mice]], on a wooden cart made by the Tin Man).



* CompositeCharacter: In the original version, Dorothy was given her mission upon arriving by the Witch of the North, and didn't meet Glinda until the conclusion. In this version, Glinda combines the roles of both the benevolent witches. Glinda also takes on the role of the Snow Queen (a character from one of Baum's stage plays) by rescuing Dorothy from the poppy fields by sending a snowstorm (in the original book, the Scarecrow and Tin-Man carry Dorothy out and the Lion is eventually pulled out by a [[ItMakesSenseInContext huge team of field mice]], on a wooden cart made by the Tin Man).



31st May '16 11:21:40 AM tropesinreadiness
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* CosmeticAward: The Wizard's gifts to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion "prove" to them that they already have the brains, heart, and courage they've been looking for.
27th May '16 7:22:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* CompositeCharacter: In the original version, Dorothy was given her mission upon arriving by the Witch of the North, and didn't meet Glinda until the conclusion. In this version, Glinda combines the roles of both the benevolent witches. Glinda also takes on the role of the Snow Queen (a character from one of Baum's stage plays) by rescuing Dorothy from the poppy fields by sending a snowstorm (in the original book, the Scarecrow and Tin-Man carry Dorothy out and a few helpful mice simply pull the Lion).

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* CompositeCharacter: In the original version, Dorothy was given her mission upon arriving by the Witch of the North, and didn't meet Glinda until the conclusion. In this version, Glinda combines the roles of both the benevolent witches. Glinda also takes on the role of the Snow Queen (a character from one of Baum's stage plays) by rescuing Dorothy from the poppy fields by sending a snowstorm (in the original book, the Scarecrow and Tin-Man carry Dorothy out and a few helpful mice simply pull the Lion).Lion is eventually pulled out by a [[ItMakesSenseInContext huge team of field mice]], on a wooden cart made by the Tin Man).
27th May '16 10:10:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouImaginedIt: Maybe, maybe not?
19th May '16 10:02:46 PM NappyDelphine
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* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive: The Wicked Witch of the West, when pointing at DeathsHourglass to Dorothy: "This is how long you'll live. And it isn't long, my pretty! It isn't long!"

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* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive: The Wicked Witch of the West, when pointing at DeathsHourglass to Dorothy: "This is "Do you see that? That's how long you'll live. much longer you've got to be alive! And it isn't long, my pretty! It isn't long!"
16th May '16 10:03:10 AM DrNoPuma
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* ThinChinOfSin: The Wicked Witch of the West has a prominently pointy chin to emphasize her nearly inhuman appearance.
1st May '16 4:14:21 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot.

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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot.



* DarkReprise: A CutSong (see above) of "Over The Rainbow". It had to be recorded live on set as Judy would have had to act in addition to singing it. Reportedly the performance reduced the entire cast and crew to tears.

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* DarkReprise: A CutSong Cut Song (see above) of "Over The Rainbow". It had to be recorded live on set as Judy would have had to act in addition to singing it. Reportedly the performance reduced the entire cast and crew to tears.



* FiveManBand: Dorothy and her friends form one.
** TheHero: Dorothy
** TheLancer / TheSmartGuy: The Scarecrow
** TheHeart: The Tin Man
** TheBigGuy: The Cowardly Lion.
** TeamPet: Toto
* FollowTheLeader: The film was greenlit after the enormous success of Disney's fairy-tale musical ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''.



** The trailers from 1949, 1955, and 1970 briefly show a CutSong celebrating Dorothy's defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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** The trailers from 1949, 1955, and 1970 briefly show a CutSong Cut Song celebrating Dorothy's defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West.



* TheMusicMeister: The stage version often includes a CutSong from the movie, "The Jitterbug," in which a literal bug causes Dorothy and company to break into a frenetic jitterbug.

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* TheMusicMeister: The stage version often includes a CutSong Cut Song from the movie, "The Jitterbug," in which a literal bug causes Dorothy and company to break into a frenetic jitterbug.



* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.
29th Apr '16 12:50:56 PM AnotherGuy
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** It was also due to the 1923 ''The Wizard of Oz'' film by Larry Semon, which was the first instance of the idea that Oz was all a dream, ''and'' introduced the AndYouWereThere concept as well.
29th Apr '16 12:49:45 PM AnotherGuy
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** It was also due to the 1923 ''The Wizard of Oz'' film by Larry Simean, which was the first instance of the idea that Oz was all a dream, ''and'' introduced the AndYouWereThere concept as well.

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** It was also due to the 1923 ''The Wizard of Oz'' film by Larry Simean, Semon, which was the first instance of the idea that Oz was all a dream, ''and'' introduced the AndYouWereThere concept as well.
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