History YMMV / TheWizardOfOz

29th Nov '16 7:36:27 AM Prinzenick
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* AssPull: Dorothy killing the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water, and her minions immediately going to Dorothy's side after the fact. Her weakness to it isn't even foreshadowed in the film, making it come off as a [[DeusExMachina extremely convienient way of defeating her.]]



* WhatAnIdiot: The Wicked Witch of the East flying in a tornado next to a house.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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The Wicked Witch of the East flying in a tornado next to a house.house.
** How about The Wicked Witch of the West keeping a bucket of water sitting around her castle when [[TooDumbToLive even getting splashed by it will kill her]]?
30th Sep '16 9:43:52 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* EpilepticTrees: [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon Dark Side of]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Rainbow the Rainbow]].
10th Jul '16 6:09:34 PM WhatArtThee
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The Wizard of Oz came out, leading many modern viewers to unfairly accuse it of a poor plot, cheesy acting and dialogue, flat characters, and outdated effects.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The Wizard of Oz came out, leading many modern viewers to unfairly accuse it of a poor plot, cheesy acting and dialogue, flat characters, and outdated effects.out.



** The film also zig-zags this trope a bit - despite being quite dated in the eyes of some, it aged ''very'' well for its day - people like JamesRolfe and film professors pointed out how many people were surprised to find out this movie was made in the nineteen thirties - it actually looked on par with movies that were made in the fifties or sixties.
1st Jul '16 9:24:22 AM Fury1031
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** To be fair, Dorothy WAS under the impression that Auntie Em was sick due to Professor Marvel's lie to get her to go back home and in her panic, came to believe she was dying from heartbreak because she ran away.
25th Jun '16 6:21:22 PM freakyfred244
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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen carrying a revolver].

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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen carrying a revolver].revolver.
25th Jun '16 6:20:27 PM freakyfred244
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** There's a strong argument to be made that Dorothy is an entitled little brat, and to some extent so are all of her companions. First, they walk right into the Emerald City, and demand a personal audience with their Head of State, and act as if they've been wrong when they're denied one (...it's not like sovereign rulers have alot on their plate or anything...), with the expectation that the Wizard will be willing to solve their personal problems. Also, at the end of the movie, Dorothy flips again not because she's being denied her chance to go home, but because SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO WAIT ONE DAY!

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** There's a strong argument to be made that Dorothy is an entitled little brat, and to some extent so are all of her companions. First, they walk right into the Emerald City, and demand a personal audience with their Head of State, and act as if they've been wrong when they're denied one (...it's not like sovereign rulers have alot a lot on their plate or anything...), with the expectation that the Wizard will be willing to solve their personal problems. Also, at the end of the movie, Dorothy flips again not because she's being denied her chance to go home, but because SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO WAIT ONE DAY!



** "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead", the "If I Only Had..." trilogy, and "Merry Old Land of Oz" are wonderful.



** "I would wile away the hours..."
** "Ha, ha, ha! Ho, ho, ho!..."



* NarmCharm: The whole film runs on it, especially to a modern audience.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The Wizard of Oz came out, leading many modern viewers to accuse it of a poor plot, cheesy acting and dialogue, flat characters, and outdated effects.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Back in 1939, the idea of a fantasy world was very novel to film audiences, so much so that the studio took issue to it (see ExecutiveMeddling). However, countless other works featuring fantasy themes and motifs have been released since The Wizard of Oz came out, leading many modern viewers to unfairly accuse it of a poor plot, cheesy acting and dialogue, flat characters, and outdated effects.



** The film also zig-zags this trope a bit - despite being quite dated, it aged ''very'' well for its day - people like [[TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]] and film professors pointed out how many people were surprised to find out this movie was made in the nineteen thirties - it actually looked on par with movies that were made in the fifties or sixties.

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** The film also zig-zags this trope a bit - despite being quite dated, dated in the eyes of some, it aged ''very'' well for its day - people like [[TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]] JamesRolfe and film professors pointed out how many people were surprised to find out this movie was made in the nineteen thirties - it actually looked on par with movies that were made in the fifties or sixties.



** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen carrying a revolver].



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids
** Liberal usage of the words "Kill" and "Dead".
** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen carrying a revolver.
13th May '16 7:12:47 AM mario0987
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* SequelDisplacement: Thanks to most adaptions been of the first book only you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.
7th Mar '16 6:38:39 PM AdelePotter
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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The twister scene still holds up quite well even by today's standards.
** ShownTheirWork: Multiple funnel clouds of different types are seen in the distance. The wind is proving destructive long before the tornado gets close.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
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The twister scene still holds up quite well even by today's standards.
** ShownTheirWork:
standards. [[ShownTheirWork Multiple funnel clouds of different types are seen in the distance. The wind is proving destructive long before the tornado gets close.]]
** The scene where Dorothy steps out of her house and into Oz is ''still'' breathtaking, especially if you have the good fortune to see it on the big screen. On paper, shifting from sepia to full-color film doesn't ''sound'' terribly impressive, but... just watch for yourself.
1st Feb '16 12:00:18 PM dsneybuf
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*** Likewise, Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock being used in the actual book." Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."

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*** Likewise, ** Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock being used in the actual book." Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."
1st Feb '16 11:59:16 AM dsneybuf
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** Nowhere in the script are the Winged Monkeys ever called the Flying Monkeys. That would be TheWiz.
*** Likewise, Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock being used in the actual book." Once again, TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."

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** Nowhere in the script are the Winged Monkeys ever called the Flying Monkeys. That would be TheWiz.
Although, the advertisements have used the term since at least [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNugTWHnSfw 1949]].
*** Likewise, Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock being used in the actual book." Once again, TheWiz Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."
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