Posted by: amygdala | July 26, 2009

The Wizard Of Oz at 70

When it came out, Oz was neither commercially nor critically successful. Garland, Harburg and Arlen won Oscars, but the film lost money at the box office and was dismissed by critics as having “no trace of imagination, good taste or integrity” (the New Yorker) and being full of “freak characters” (the New Republic). The best the New York Times could say was that it was “genial”.

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  1. That movie and Tomb Raider (the original game – and still the best) was my childhood.
    My dad would always make me laugh by telling me how much the Wicked Witch of the West scared him as a child.
    The thought of such, still amuses me.


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