The Wizard of Oz (1939)


For many movie critics, 1939 was the best year for movies…well The Wizard of Oz would probably be the BEST MOVIE in any decade or any year. ┬áTo this day, it is mind boggling to think that this movie predates WWII, the modern computer, and animation. ┬áThis movie will go down ALWAYS as one of the greatest feats of movie-making.

Obviously, one of the ONLY movies to start in Black and White with the characters of the farm, each with their own unique qualities, and then morph into Full Color where many of the same people from real life show up people in a fantasy world of the land of OZ.

Such a unique plot with so many interesting and unique characters…of course, all the different munchkins that sing and dance, plus dorothy, the scarecrow, the tin man, the lion, that the cast of characters in the great castle of OZ, plus witches and monkeys, and trees that talk.

The tornado scene is, and will always be, one of the most memorable scenes in movies. The cast of characters appear outside her window as the house twists and turns in the tornado and then finally crashes the ground.

Obviously, The Wizard of Oz reminds us that even though great adventures bring excitement and fun, there’s still no place like home!

Todd Morgan
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