Thursday, July 28, 2011

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July 30, 3:00

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Dir. Victor Fleming (USA: 1939), 101 min. Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunty Em, Uncle Henry, three farm helpers and her dog Todo on a Kansas farm. When a tornado sweeps through the town, Dorothy and Todo are taken to the magical Land of Oz. Once arriving there they start an adventure to find the Wizard of Oz to help Dorothy return back home. Along the way Dorothy meets new friends to help her on her journey; the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.

The film stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolgeris. The film is still popular today and significant in popular culture. At the 1940 Academy Awards the film won Best Original Score and Best Song for “Over the Rainbow.” It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects.

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