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This Actor Played Five Separate Roles In The Wizard Of Oz

Because of the popularity of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," a movie that was notoriously dangerous to film, modern audiences have a great deal of information about its production. Many books have been written about "The Wizard of Oz." I recommend "The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power" (1977) by Aljean Harmetz for a good historical view of film production in 1939. But even for those of us who have seen the film dozens if not hundreds of times, there may be details, lyrics, nua...
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Filming The Wizard Of Oz Was Actually Very Dangerous. Here's Why

The 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," quite possibly the most famous movie of all time, had a notoriously messy production. While the film is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1900, the 1939 film version has supplanted it in the popular consciousness with its memorable songs, indelible iconography (and employing the overused phrase "indelible iconography" is apt when talking about "The Wizard of Oz"), cutting-edge special effects, nightmarish images (those monkeys!), and charact...
Tags: Movies, West, Burt Lahr, Dorothy, Frank Capra, Judy, Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Woodman, Frank Baum, Richard Thorpe, Boys Town, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley, Ebsen


Martin Scorsese Introduces Classic Movies: From Citizen Kane and Vertigo to Lawrence of Arabia and Gone with the Wind

In today’s cinema culture, there’s only one thing as reliably entertaining as watching a Martin Scorsese movie: watching Martin Scorsese talk about the movies of his predecessors. Before becoming a director, one must understand what a director does, an education delivered to the young Scorsese practically at a stroke by Citizen Kane. Watching Orson Welles’ masterpiece (in the original sense), Scorsese also “began to become aware of editing and camera positions,” as he recalls in the clip...
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The Traps We Set for Ourselves

Sometimes we're prevented from achieving our goals by factors beyond our control--the performance of a competitor, or the misdeeds of an adversary, or simply random chance and bad luck. But all too often we pay insufficient attention to the obstacles of our own making--the traps we set for ourselves. In my work as a coach to senior leaders (and in my own life), these traps tend to fall into three categories: Magical Thinking Then close your eyes, and tap your heels together three times. An...
Tags: Hbo, Leadership, Happiness, Change, Jamie Hector, Richard Davidson, Frank Baum, Sharon Begley, Victor Fleming, Dennis Lehane, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Maria Popova, Harry Frankfurt, Billie Burke, Ronald Anderson


‘Gone with the Wind’ Is Back on HBO Max with Turner Classic Movies Providing Historical Context

Gone with the Wind was suddenly removed from HBO Max two weeks ago in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests after a plea from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley to remove the movie. The streaming service quickly acted and explained the movie would eventually return with a disclaimer about the inaccurate and insensitive depictions of slavery in the Antebellum South and discussions about the historical context of the classic film from 1939. Now the movie has returned to HBO Max, this time...
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‘Gone with the Wind’ Removed from HBO Max Library After Plea from ’12 Years a Slave’ Writer John Ridley

Thanks to the Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world, people are starting to listen more intently when it comes to supporting more diversity and stopping racial prejudice. And that includes the entertainment industry. In fact, HBO Max has listened to the plea of one specific black filmmaker when it comes to removing a film that is highly regarded as a classic but also perpetuates some upsetting, inaccurate depictions of slavery and racial stereotypes. Gone with the Wind has been...
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The Criterion Channel Announces One-Year Anniversary Lineup

The Criterion Channel announces one-year anniversary lineup To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of The Criterion Channel, the network has unveiled its lineup of programming set to debut in April, which will include the 1978 animated adaptation of the Richard Adams novel Watership Down and an expansion of the Columbia Noir collection from the channel’s original launch! RELATED: Showtime Offering Free 30-Day Trial For New Users Wednesday, April 1  Toshiro Mifune Turns 100 Fea...
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Guillermo del Toro Names Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can the Most Underrated Great Movie of All Time

Director Guillermo del Toro, as one Twitter wag put it recently, is the kind of film friend we’d all love to have--a great conversationalist, a good listener, a fan at heart, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the form. And while it’s not rare to hear him praise Steven Spielberg, this recent Twitter post most people by surprise: Catch Me If You Can is honestly a film I haven’t thought about since I watched it in the theaters. That’s not to say it was bad--it was an enjoyable romp with Le...
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Soundtrack Review: Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Captains Courageous by Franz Waxman. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 34.4 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Captains Courageous is a 1937 American drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew & Lionel Barrymore. It is based on the 1897 novel of the same name by Rud...
Tags: Music, Drama, Film Scores, Intrada Records, Harvey, Waxman, Manuel, Victor Fleming, Franz Waxman, 30s, 1937, Spencer Tracy Freddie Bartholomew Lionel Barrymore, Rudyard Kipling Harvey Cheyne, Manuel Drowns


Soundtrack Review: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Franz Waxman. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 98.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 26.6 Album Excellence: 98.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde is a 1941 American horror film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman & Lana Turner. It is based on the 1886 novella "Strange Case of...
Tags: Music, London, Horror, Wikipedia, 40s, Film Scores, Intrada Records, Jekyll, Hyde, Waxman, Higgins, Victor Fleming, Franz Waxman, 1941, Spencer Tracy Ingrid Bergman Lana Turner, Ivy Ingrid Bergman


All Growed Up: 'The Kentuckian' and the Myth of Freedom

Burt Lancaster not only stars in The Kentuckian (1955) but directed and produced it for the company he co-founded with Ben Hecht. The result is an exciting piece of Americana accoutred in all sorts of he-man folderol, as shot right handsomely in Technicolor by Ernest Laszlo and scored by Bernard Herrmann with lusty horns to echo the source novel, Felix Holt's The Gabriel Horn . Lancaster plays the title Kentuckian, Big Eli Wakefield. His young son, Little ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Mississippi, Drama, Wikipedia, Western, Walter Matthau, John Ford, Ben Hecht, Bernard Herrmann, Lancaster, Guthrie, James Monroe, Eli, Kino Lorber, Hecht


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The Los Andes continues: Director Victor Fleming adds a new award to his career, having conducted with complete success the camera. To him are the few scenes of generous aesthetic emotion owed. " [Watch] Transformers: The Last Knight Online Full [Watch] Tubelight Online Full [Watch] The Big Sick Online Full [Watch] The Beguiled Online Full [Watch] Cars 3 Online Full [Watch] Wonder Woman Online Full [Watch] All Eyez on Me Online Full [Watch] The Mummy Online Full [Watch] 47 Meters Down Online Ful...
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Remembering Toto

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a cemetery like no other. Founded in 1899 as Hollywood Cemetery, buried among the assorted grave markers, crypts, sarcophagi and mausoleums are legendary people of the early movie industry. As years passed the cemetery was poorly managed and in disrepair when it was bought by Tyler Cassity in 1998. He changed the name to Hollywood Forever Cemetery and brought drastic changes. Unlike most cemeteries Hollywood Forever is an active host of community events, including ...
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Emerald City Review

Emerald City Review Nostalgia is a tricky thing. When remaking or rebooting or sequel-ing a beloved classic from childhood, it may bring eyeballs, but it is also likely to draw the ire of fans who treasure the original. I suspect that will be the case with Emerald City. This new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is not like the Oz I remember from my childhood. In fact, it barely resembles it. I never read any of Frank Baum’s Oz books, but I have to imagine that at least some elements from Emeral...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, TV News, Jack, Dorothy, Lucas, Emerald City, East, Baum, Frank Baum, Joely Richardson, Loughran, Vincent D Onofrio, Victor Fleming, TV Premiere Dates


Movies That Brought Their Directors To The Top

The film director is the organizer of others and provides a kind of directing force all through the movie. There are numerous incredible Hollywood directors and movies made by them deserve being known as the best. This is a in the list of the top movies ever! 1. King Kong Co-producer Merian C. Cooper and movie directors Ernest B. Schoedsack considered producing a story of a beautiful, brave flaxen woman with a terrifying, extremely large, 50-foot ape-monsterin a low budget. And they coord...
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Watch the Three Original Wizard of Oz Feature Films, Produced by L. Frank Baum Himself

As a film, The Wizard of Oz of 1939 is so iconic, so well known, that any sequel has been treated as an affront to American culture. Just see for example, the reviled Return to Oz and the mediocre response to Oz the Great and Powerful. However, spin-offs and recontextualized works, like The Wiz (the musical) and Wicked (the other musical, based on a novel), do really well as long as they remain tied to Victor Fleming’s film. Even before the days of Judy Garland, the Oz stories made f...
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Of The 80 Greatest "Directorial Achievements," 79 Are By Men

The Directors Guild of America — a.k.a. the DGA — celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. To honor the auspicious occasion, the group decided to do a little poll of the 80 "greatest directorial achievements in feature film" since the organization was founded in 1936.It's not a bad way to look back at nearly a century of existence, of course. But here's where things get predictably disappointing. Of the 80 movies that made the list, only one — ONE! — was directed by a woman. Kathryn Bi...
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The Directors Guild of America Selects the 80 Best-Directed Movies

The Directors Guild of America is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and it has decided to commemorate this event in a manner most befitting of the internet age: by making a list. More specifically, by polling DGA members and assembling a list of the 80 best-directed movies made since 1936, when the guild was founded. That’s one movie per year. And like all internet lists, it’s bound to inspire conversation, eye-rolling, yelling, and maybe even a little cheer or two. Straight from th...
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Making Believe: Donald Trump Is Our Modern-Day Wizard of Oz

Behind the curtain was a small booth. In the booth was a man. He was pulling levers and talking into a microphone. He was the one making the head of Oz talk! Oz was not a real Wizard at all! --The Wizard of Oz: A Novelization As I watched Donald Trump bellow his victory speech at his gaudy Las Vegas hotel earlier this week, I couldn't help but think that I had encountered a shtick like this somewhere before. It's a feeling of déjà vu that I've had consistently during his campaign. With his yell...
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75 years of a Gone with the Winda is enough

It went on to become the highest-grossing film for the next several decades , crowned what is widely considered the industry's greatest year and won more Academy Awards than any production before it. And like that other, mostly Victor Fleming-directed Technicolor spectacular of 1939 titled “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone with the Wind” has remained the definition of a Hollywood classic to this day. [Link to media]
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