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1939 Musical film starring Judy Garland based on the book by L.Frank Baum.

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Are Parts of The Mandalorian S03E06 Referencing The Wizard of Oz?

Episode 3.06 (A Gun For Hire) of the Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian is chucked full of references and callbacks, mostly to previous Star Wars content & The Mandalorian itself, but there were ...
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Why does Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz get the Pythagorean Theorem wrong?

After receiving a "brain," the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz famously says the following: “The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root ...
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Why does the Wizard stall after Dorothy gives her the Witch's broom?

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Dorothy ask the Wizard for a brain, a heart, courage, and a way home, respectively. The Wizard refuses to grant their requests until ...
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Why doesn't the Good Witch of the North immediately explain the power of the ruby slippers to Dorothy?

What is the deeper meaning behind the Good Witch of the North not telling Dorothy of the power that the ruby slippers held all along?
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Is Satine's Pink Diamond Dress inspired by Glinda's Dress from The Wizard of Oz?

In Baz Luhrmann's 2001 tragic romantic musical extravaganza, Moulin Rouge, there is one number in particular when Satine (Nichole Kidman) performs and she is wearing a very light pink with silver ...
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What would the formal narrative structure be for a movie that starts and ends in present time but the rest is sort of internal monologue?

My daughter is making a short (6min) dance movie for her final school project, and she's having trouble figuring out what the formal narrative structure would be, and isn't getting much help from her ...
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Was Leo the Lion going to play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz?

I once heard that originally Leo the Lion (the mascot for MGM) was going to play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Is this true? What happened? Why didn't he end up playing him?
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Why do Auntie Em and Uncle Henry not have counterparts in Oz?

In the film version of The Wizard of Oz several characters play two roles - one from the scenes in Kansas before the tornado, and a second as a counterpart character in Oz. Miss Gulch is the Wicked ...
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When does the Wizard of Oz movie take place?

In what decade is the 1939 Wizard of Oz film with Judy Garland meant to take place? The original children's book (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) was written in 1900, so the portrayal ...
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What happened to Miss Gulch?

What actually happened to Miss Gulch from "The Wizard of Oz"? Did the Tornado kill her? We never see her again after Toto escapes. The last time she's mentioned is when Dorothy fears that she'll be ...
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Are there allusions to The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland in the TV miniseries Godless?

After recently watching the Netflix Western miniseries Godless, I started to notice things, especially things pertaining to the character Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), that reminded me of both ...
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Who played the Oz head in the "Wizard of Oz"?

At the conclusion of 1939's "Wizard of Oz", the party of travelers finally gets an audience with the great and terrible Wizard of Oz, a huge, disembodied head given to imperious, bellowing ...
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Why do they walk into the Haunted Forest carrying weapons?

In The Wizard of Oz, right after the group leave the Wizard's Castle to begin their quest to retrieve the witched broom, they enter the haunted forest... carrying weapons! Scarecrow: a gun Lion: a ...
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What official sequels have there been to the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie?

What official sequels have there been to the famous 1939 MGM movie The Wizard of Oz? There have been tons of movies and TV shows based on L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, most ...
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Why does the Wicked Witch "have no power here"?

In The Wizard of Oz (1939), when Dorothy arrives to Oz and she is introduced to Glinda and the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the West arrives and threatens her, but Glinda insinuates that she is ...
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Why will Dorothy miss Scarecrow the most of all?

Near the end of The Wizard of Oz, after Glinda informs Dorothy she can go back to Kansas, Dorothy says her goodbyes to her traveling companions. When she gets to the Scarecrow, she simply embraces ...
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Why adding "in colour" when referring to "Wizard of Oz"?

In the 3rd episode of the 4th season of Episodes, Matt takes Beverly to a Golden Globe gift party. While entering it she says (writing from memory): It's like being in Wizard of Oz. In colour. ...
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Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Is there an evidence that this famous Michael Jackson dance move is inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)? With evidence I mean an interview or something like that. In The Wizard of Oz there ...
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Was Miss Gulch's 'theme' original?

In The Wizard of Oz, while Dorothy is still in Kansas before the tornado, the mean old lady Mrs. Gulch, from a couple farms over who rode the bicycle and kept threatening Toto had sort of a menacing ...
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Does the passage of time affect humans differently in Oz?

I just recently watched "Oz", and the whole thing has me thinking about time dilation, for some reason. The opening of both movies seem to be in roughly the same time period, I'd say 1890 to 1910, ...
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