History YMMV / TheWizardOfOz

25th Feb '17 6:41:24 PM JulianLapostat
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** It can be argued that the moment the sepia-toned film transitions into color as Dorothy opens her door to the Land of Oz is one as well, as to have a movie in full-color in 1939 was very novel. Only [[TheJazzSinger 11 years prior]], movies only just started to feature ''sound'' for the first time.
20th Feb '17 9:46:26 AM Phys101
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** 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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** Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock "knock" being used in the actual book." book. Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels...""
** The voiced-over [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet "Wherefore art thou Romeo?"]] is spoken in its usual wrong way, misinterpreting the original.
20th Feb '17 9:33:07 AM Phys101
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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 clumsily carrying a revolver.
15th Dec '16 11:48:45 PM jameygamer
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".
15th Dec '16 11:47:20 PM jameygamer
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them, and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}).
* 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.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem adaptation has a lot of clunky controls and gameplay, most notably with trying to jump on platforms only to fall through them, them (you had to land virtually dead center or you're not going to land), and the Tin Man unable to duck, run or jump. This is all lampshaded by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLUOgP21UY his review]] on the adaptation (which, surprisingly, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2008/08/04/dark-side-of-the-nerd/ can be synched in correct timing to the first four songs of]] Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' in reference to the film soundtrack synching {{Urban Legend|s}}).
Legend|s}}). In the end, the Nerd called the game "almost as bad as ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''".
* 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 ''The Wizard of Oz Oz'' came out.
9th Dec '16 8:51:50 PM Angeldeb82
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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.]]

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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 convenient way of defeating her.]]her]].



** "Ding Dong! (The Witch is Dead)" has pretty much become the standard song to play whenever someone hated dies (or when a hated politician is voted out of office/ends their term). Of course, it's starting to get a bit HarsherInHindsight when the song [[http://tiny.cc/rdoavw became No. 1 on the music charts]] in the wake of MargaretThatcher's death. People should NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, indeed.

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** "Ding Dong! (The Witch is Dead)" has pretty much become the standard song to play whenever someone hated dies (or when a hated politician is voted out of office/ends their term). Of course, it's starting to get a bit HarsherInHindsight when the song [[http://tiny.cc/rdoavw became No. 1 on the music charts]] in the wake of MargaretThatcher's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's death. People should NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead, indeed.
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.
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