Thread: Get ready for OZ

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    Here we go gang. Time for another take of L. Frank Baum's masterwork, stories from the land of OZ.

    Disney's new film is called "OZ the Great and Powerful" and reveals the origin of the Wizard character via his journey from Kansas to the Land of Oz.

    Many of you already know that MGM's 1939 masterpiece musical fantasy "The Wizard of OZ" is not universally loved. There have been many critics over the decades that felt the MGM movie never captured the full awe of the Land of Oz. For L. Frank Baum, Oz was a whole new world of imagination and his stories may be more than any single film can deal with.

    For movie-makers the real challenge of OZ is always what to leave out cuz there's no way anyone can tell it all. And I think it's well past time that a new vision of Oz be created for this new century.

    Disney Oz website...

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      I'd like to see how it all started. I'd rather see the origin of Wizard of Oz than a remake.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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        That's how I feel. There are so many aspects to the entire collection of Oz stories that have never really been explored on film. It's like MGM's 1939 musical has a hammerlock on the Oz franchise. My generation really needs to look beyond that old musical and it's limited scale as to the true nature of the Land of Oz.
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          Quote by eddstarr88


          Here we go gang. Time for another take of L. Frank Baum's masterwork, stories from the land of OZ.

          Disney's new film is called "OZ the Great and Powerful" and reveals the origin of the Wizard character via his journey from Kansas to the Land of Oz.

          Many of you already know that MGM's 1939 masterpiece musical fantasy "The Wizard of OZ" is not universally loved. There have been many critics over the decades that felt the MGM movie never captured the full awe of the Land of Oz. For L. Frank Baum, Oz was a whole new world of imagination and his stories may be more than any single film can deal with.

          For movie-makers the real challenge of OZ is always what to leave out cuz there's no way anyone can tell it all. And I think it's well past time that a new vision of Oz be created for this new century.

          Disney Oz website...



          I'm looking forward to seeing the new OZ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday. The Wizard of OZ was not one of my favs as a kid but I still am looking forward to this one
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            Quote by thecrow174
            I'd like to see how it all started. I'd rather see the origin of Wizard of Oz than a remake.


            Me too
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              I might actually go to the theater for this one. The last time that happened was Iron Man 2. Ultimately, reception from the critics I trust will dictate my decision, but for now I am excited about this movie.
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                Quote by stake
                I might actually go to the theater for this one. The last time that happened was Iron Man 2. Ultimately, reception from the critics I trust will dictate my decision, but for now I am excited about this movie.


                Why have you not gone to the theatre for the past 3 years
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                  Quote by retroman
                  Why have you not gone to the theatre for the past 3 years

                  Because there haven't been any movies out that I felt were worth the cost, that I would appreciate on the big screen more than at home where I can drink & smoke & pause at my leisure and have better popcorn for free. Basically a movie has to be really awesome for me to spend $20+ just to see it.
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                    Quote by stake
                    Quote by retroman
                    Why have you not gone to the theatre for the past 3 years

                    Because there haven't been any movies out that I felt were worth the cost, that I would appreciate on the big screen more than at home where I can drink & smoke & pause at my leisure and have better popcorn for free. Basically a movie has to be really awesome for me to spend $20+ just to see it.


                    That's okay i try to go to the movies once or twice a month and save money on a movie I'm sure to enjoy as much as my friends or relatives
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                      I plan all theater visits like a military campaign. When I take my seat I don't move until the film is over. And that takes planning when you're past 50 and heading for 60 like I am.
                      The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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                        I hardly take visits to the local Carmike theater anymore. The last movie I saw there was We Bought a Zoo.
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                          Quote by eddstarr88
                          I plan all theater visits like a military campaign. When I take my seat I don't move until the film is over. And that takes planning when you're past 50 and heading for 60 like I am.

                          Poor thing
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                            As a kid I always found the wizard to be the least interesting character from the 1939 musical. But much later I realized that he was the link for Dorothy to get back home.



                            As "Professor Marvel", Frank Morgan showed the wizard to be a lovable rogue, a carnival huckster with a heart. But this only made sense to me when I got older. As a kid I was struck by the wizard's avatar.

                            This has to be one of the greatest avatars in film history.

                            The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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                              Quote by eddstarr88
                              As a kid I always found the wizard to be the least interesting character from the 1939 musical. But much later I realized that he was the link for Dorothy to get back home.



                              As "Professor Marvel", Frank Morgan showed the wizard to be a lovable rogue, a carnival huckster with a heart. But this only made sense to me when I got older. As a kid I was struck by the wizard's avatar.

                              This has to be one of the greatest avatars in film history.



                              The real wonderful things he does will finally be revealed this weekend
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                                Going to see it tomorrow night, 1st movie in theaters this year that looks good!

                                *spoilers- a house is gonna come crashing down on someone lol
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                                  Quote by Echidna64
                                  Going to see it tomorrow night, 1st movie in theaters this year that looks good!

                                  *spoilers- a house is gonna come crashing down on someone lol


                                  3rd this year
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                                    Quote by Echidna64
                                    Going to see it tomorrow night, 1st movie in theaters this year that looks good!

                                    *spoilers- a house is gonna come crashing down on someone lol


                                    For me
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                                      I'm hesitant to see it. It might be a good film for some, but I watched the trailer and it appears that something is missing from it that the original one included all over. I think I'll stick to the original Wizard of Oz.
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                                        Quote by Rachel5
                                        I'm hesitant to see it. It might be a good film for some, but I watched the trailer and it appears that something is missing from it that the original one included all over. I think I'll stick to the original Wizard of Oz.

                                        I am not sticking to the original
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                                          That's fine, but I am.
                                          90's shows and movies are awesome
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