Friday, April 12, 2013

Things I Like: The Wizard of Oz (1939 Film)

 The Wizard of Oz may be the most classic movie ever made, and it's hard not to love it. While it wasn't the first film to be based on the works of the Oz books, it's certainly the most memorable.
I loved all the characters, but my favorite of the heroes was the Tin Man. I actually got to play him during our middle school play of The Wizard of Oz.   
 I think one of the most magical parts of the film was the Emerald City. For a film in a time of less-than-special effects they really created visual magic. 
 I don't think anyone could ever top Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West. I guess in truth she wasn't terribly powerful, but her antagonistic voice and speeches made her quite the villain. 
You can say a lot about The Wizard of Oz, but it certainly was a film that will survive the ages. 


Al Penwasser said...

We used to get all jazzed up when this movie came on TV. In fact, I STILL laugh when the Cowardly Lion runs away from the Wizard ("What if she kills us first?" "I said 'GO!'!") and jumps out a window.
Plus, the movie had flying monkeys!

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah I think it is one of the most classic ones ever, you can't help but love it. Second the flying monkeys.

Emmylou said...

Aaaaw...who doesn't like this movie? It's a classic for a reason:)

Cloudia said...

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Aunt Mary said...

It is a great classic (;

MEcoy said...

I have watched this and i must say tho the effect wasn't taht great it was really enjoyable i bet they would redo this one of this time

Elisabeth said...

Love this movie! Great post! This movie is the reason why I think all girls should own at least one pair of red shoes :) Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki

Pilar Domínguez said...

I love this film!!Have you seen the new version? Kisses:)

Kay said...

Gracious! I've lost count how many times I've seen that movie.

Teddi said...

yes! it reminds me of childhood and my grandma. someday i may do a post about this.