The Wizard of Oz

Year Released: 1939

Main Stars: Judy Garland, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch of West, etc….. and Toto.

Last watched: February 2012

Review Date: February 2012

Number Watches: who knows? 5? 6? When you get to a certain age, you don’t keep count of these things.

“Put em up! Put em up!”

“It’s ticking!”

“There’s no place nice like home. There’s no place like home.”

So what is there to discuss here? Look out for the same set with the yellow brick road on it being used time and again.

Judy is absolutely sparkling. She’s pretty, totally in character all the time and her singing is magical. Wicked Witch of the West – if I ever had kids, you would be my ideal nanny. Just a shame you can’t do the washing up. Toto steals the limelight all the time. Really such a ham and obviously going for the Oscar.

One song stood out as rubbish when I was watching this time around. Never noticed this before so maybe it’s the mood I was in but check out Lion’s If I Were King of the Forest. Dull, tedious and not needed.

It’s the definition of classic and I realised that I’d never watched it properly before. This time I was prepared and looked for everything from reflections of the crew to bad make up. Yes, Lion’s forehead is odd and, yes, the babe of the West isnt completely covered in green, but apart from that it’s all good.

Watch it. Ignore all the jibes other people will throw at you. Get your brick on.

Keep DVD?


Watch if on TV?


Snog, Marry, Avoid?

Marry the yellow brick road.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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