Time to tap those slippers together, people... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT12WuZb_DU However, our time in Oz isn't quite over, because I'll be posting any late entries I receive here for your reading pleasure. Speaking of which... Here's MovieCritic from Movies Meet Their Match with a page-to-screen comparison of Baum's book and the film. When I was reading everyone's … Continue reading The Wizard of Oz Blogathon: Wrapup
We have come to the third and final day of our blogathon (see Days One and Two here), with lots of new posts about to be revealed. Speaking of revealing, who can forget this scene? https://youtu.be/-RQxD4Ff7dY Now, without further ado... Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In starts things off with his personal memories about watching Oz as a … Continue reading The Wizard of Oz Blogathon: Day Three
Eighty years ago today (can you believe it?), The Wizard of Oz premiered in theaters. The focal point of the movie is of course, a certain pair of ruby red slippers. The number of slippers made for the film is unknown, and at least five pairs still exist. Discovered in one of MGM's storehouses by costumer Kent … Continue reading The Magic Never Ends
Surprise, everyone... Yesterday when I was posting everyone's Day One entries, I realized something: It's not only the eightieth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, but the hundredth anniversary of L. Frank Baum's death. Obviously, we wouldn't be talking about this classic film right now if it wasn't for this man. Baum was ahead of his time … Continue reading Baum the Movie Mogul
Welcome back, everyone! Ready for Day Two? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur7GnxTkS-M Okeydokey, let's jump right into it (Day One's posts can be found here). Sean Munger looks back on his childhood experiences with Oz, as well as the history of the film. Le from Crítica Retrô examines the Song of the Century, "Over the Rainbow" and how the song came … Continue reading The Wizard of Oz Blogathon: Day Two
We're almost there, at last, at last! Are you ready? If anyone still wants to join, there's plenty of room on the Yellow Brick Road, so check here for the details. Those of you who have already signed up, thanks so much, and I hope you're ready to go to Oz. Okeydokey, my review of … Continue reading The Wizard of Oz Blogathon Is One Week Away
Professor Marvel says we're getting closer to Oz...are you ready? I'm so glad people are excited about this blogathon--The Wizard of Oz is such a beloved movie. The prevailing trend among our bloggers so far has been wanting to reminisce, which is completely natural. The film has pleasant associations for so many, and it's always … Continue reading The Wizard of Oz Blogathon Is One Month Away
This idea might be a wee bit ambitious, because how often do blogathons focus on a single film? Pretty much never. Then again, it's not often that an iconic film turns eighty, either. It's said that more people have seen The Wizard of Oz than any other movie. Baum's novel has been translated into forty … Continue reading Announcing the Wizard of Oz Blogathon!