History Headscratchers / TheWizardOfOz

14th Jun '17 10:49:20 PM FatPumpkinRex
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** Well, 1) This is a movie only issue, as in the original book Glinda did know about the shoes and is the one to tell Dorothy. It was another witch who Dorothy initially meets at the start who doesn't know what powers the shoes have. Anyway, in context of the film, it could be magical logic. Dorothy has to believe in herself and in the power of the magic. When she first arrived, she was still struggling with the fact she wasn't at home anymore, let alone with the fact that witches and magic and a different dimension were real. If Glinda had told Dorothy, it may very well have been useless as Dorothy would simply be performing the action (click heels, think about home) as opposed to truly feeling it with her heart as she more than likely does after her entire ordeal in Oz. As with most fantasy stories, magic is more than saying a few words. In essence, Dorothy had to become more open to the magical world she was in before she could use the magic.

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** Well, 1) This is a movie only issue, as in the original book Glinda did know about the shoes and is the one to tell Dorothy. It was another witch who Dorothy initially meets at the start who doesn't know what powers the shoes have. Anyway, in context of the film, it could be magical logic. Dorothy has to believe in herself and in the power of the magic. When she first arrived, she was still struggling with the fact she wasn't at home anymore, let alone with the fact that witches and magic and a different dimension were real. If Glinda had told Dorothy, it may very well have been useless as Dorothy would simply be performing the action (click heels, think about home) as opposed to truly feeling it with her heart as she more than likely does after her entire ordeal in Oz. As with most fantasy stories, magic is more than saying a few words. In essence, Dorothy had to become more open to the magical world she was in before she could use the magic.magic.

This question is from assuming the movie takes place in the same time period as it was made (late 1930s). If Ms. Gulch owns half the county, that would make her extremely wealthy so why would she choose to ride a bicycle everywhere instead of drive around or be chauffeured in a car? She doesn't appear to be too old to drive a car and even if she was, she could easily be chauffeured around. It can't be because she may have not wanted to get it dirty because wealthy people at the time usually lived in or near a city and if they had to visit a farm for any reason, they would still get there by car, one reason to flaunt their wealth. So why would a wealthy middle-aged woman like Ms. Gulch go around on a bicycle rather than an automobile?
7th Jun '17 6:18:45 AM Jonnybeng
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** Because the hourglass was a reason for the Witch to delay until she could squash all the annoying bugs at once. Give Dorothy some hope, the wring it from her by killing her friends in front of her, since she didn't turn it until Totot ran off to fetch them.

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** Because the hourglass was a reason for the Witch to delay until she could squash all the annoying bugs at once. Give Dorothy some hope, the wring it from her by killing her friends in front of her, since she didn't turn it until Totot Toto ran off to fetch them.
18th May '17 9:00:34 PM GammaCavy
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** The other branches are from other cities in the middle of nowhere meeting at this crossroads, all except the one that heads towards the Emerald City.
18th May '17 8:58:15 PM GammaCavy
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** Because the hourglass was a reason for the Witch to delay until she could squash all the annoying bugs at once. Give Dorothy some hope, the wring it from her by killing her friends in front of her, since she didn't turn it until Totot ran off to fetch them.
18th May '17 8:56:40 PM GammaCavy
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** Who says Glinda gave Dorothy the slippers at all? I've always assumed they wait for the new owner to claim them from the former owner, and if the new owner doesn't after a certain amount of time, transfer automatically.
6th May '17 6:08:27 AM ading
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*** The same way the Scarecrow does it without a brain? Or the Tin Man without a heart?
6th May '17 6:07:07 AM ading
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** All five of them lead to the same place. [[AlienGeometries Don't question how.]]
6th May '17 6:02:27 AM ading
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** Who says the examination process for witches is the same as for humans? The Tin Man proves that not everyone in Oz needs a beating heart to live.
7th Mar '17 9:06:20 AM marbehraglaim
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*** Indeed, Glinda's logic more or less implies that bad witches can be either ugly or beautiful, but that good witches are always beautiful (or at any rate, not ugly). If she had meant that all bad witches are ugly and that all good witches are beautiful, she wouldn't have needed to ask Dorothy whether she was a good or bad witch.
2nd Feb '17 1:28:43 PM Overfiend
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*** Munchkinland's Red Light District, where some of the most depraved carnal acts that could ever (or only be) executed by beings under three feet tall are commonplace and for sale. WMG, or does this belong under "Fridge Horror"?
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