History YMMV / TheWizardOfOz

19th Sep '17 8:14:15 PM TheJayman49
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** Glinda saying that [[BeautyEqualsGoodness only the bad witches are ugly]] can rub off audiences the wrong way in this day and age where many Hollywood productions have been catching flak for constantly making villainous characters deformed or straight-up ugly.
14th Sep '17 1:18:23 PM dsneybuf
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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 tourist attraction -- except, this experiment only applied the treatment to nine minutes' worth of random clips.

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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 "4D" tourist attraction -- except, this experiment attraction only applied the treatment to nine about 10 minutes' worth of random clips.
14th Sep '17 1:17:11 PM dsneybuf
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** News of a 2013 3D re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege.


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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 tourist attraction -- except, this experiment only applied the treatment to nine minutes' worth of random clips.
10th Sep '17 10:15:34 AM Erin582
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** The guard's Oeo chant. Bonus points for not really meaning anything.

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** The guard's Oeo chant. Bonus points for not really meaning anything. [[note]]Technically; there is a long-standing belief that may have some truth to it that given [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression the era that the film was made]], they're in fact chanting "All we own, we own!"[[/note]]


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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The popularity of the Cowardly Lion cannot be understated. Fans loved Bert Lahr's wonderfully hammy performance and his [[IAmSong "If I Were King of the Forest"]] solo (plus, he was the only protagonist other than Dorothy to have an additional song.)
** The Wicked Witch of The West is a memorable (and scary) villain to the point where she is often considered one of the greatest villains of '''all time''' and received her [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} own prequel/spinoff play.]] In addition, fans appreciate that Margaret Hamilton, a lifelong schoolteacher, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor was the total opposite in real life of her performance.]] Her sister, The Wicked Witch of the East, is also this to a lesser degree.
** [[PunchClockVillain The Palace Guards]], especially the ones who protect the outside of the witch's castle, for some given their catchy chant and in spite of [[OneSceneWonder their limited screen time.]]
10th Sep '17 1:20:49 AM maxwellsilver
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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 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!

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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 wronged when they're denied one (...it's not like sovereign rulers have 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!
18th Jul '17 4:26:53 PM piraml
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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.

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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.
29th May '17 2:10:16 PM MJTrooper
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Thanks to most adaptions being based on the first book only, you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.



* 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.
20th Apr '17 9:36:24 PM Phys101
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** "I'll get you my, pretty. And your little dog, too!"

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** "I'll get you my, pretty. you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!"



* MoralEventHorizon: The last evil act the Wicked Witch of the West does is insisting that she will kill all of Dorothy's friends (and her little dog too!) ''right in front of her'' before killing Dorothy herself. Her getting melted immediately after this disgusting bit of wickedness is very satisfying.

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* MoralEventHorizon: The last evil act the Wicked Witch of the West does is insisting that she that, "The last to go will kill all of Dorothy's friends (and see the first three go before her. And her mangy little dog too!) ''right in front of her'' before killing Dorothy herself. Her getting melted dog." The only one "her" can refer to is Dorothy, so she's the one with that [[SarcasmMode privilege]]. The Witch's liquidation immediately after this disgusting bit of wickedness is very satisfying.most satisfying -- in particular since it came directly from setting the Scarecrow on fire.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Movie fans are often surprised to learn that ''The Wizard of Oz'' is based on a book that was published in 1900 and the book had ''sequels'' published over the span of 50 years.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
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Movie fans are often surprised to learn that ''The Wizard of Oz'' is based on a book that was published in 1900 and the book had ''sequels'' published over the span of 50 years.



* ValuesDissonance: The film's message ("happiness is found only in your own back yard") doesn't exactly jibe with today's concept of ambition and "reaching for your dream". It did make more sense back in the Depression Era, though - largely out of necessity.
** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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The film's message ("happiness is found only in your own back yard") doesn't exactly jibe with today's concept of ambition and "reaching for your dream". It did make more sense back in the Depression Era, though - largely out of necessity.
** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.
20th Apr '17 11:54:08 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Miss Gulch's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4kiXh8YOzk iconic leitmotif]] contributes a lot to the NightmareFuel in Margaret Hamilton's performance. Something about the rollicking beat and the creepy warbling undertone just makes your hair stand on end.
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.
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