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The Wizard of Oz (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on October 29, 2005

As many times as I’ve seen this (and for any of my family reading this, you’ll know how many that is) it still charms and delights.  The four central characters are examples of absolutely perfect casting, the music and dance is spellbinding, and the film manages to suck you right into the world of Oz (despite being “cheap” by today’s standards).  I do have to say, however, that I find most of the Munchkinland sequence to be annoying, and the “King of the Forest” scene a bit dull and out of place.  But when a movie can warm your heart as much as this, a few quibbles can be overlooked.  I still get teary-eyed when Dorothy tells Scarecrow “I think I’ll miss you most of all”.  Sniff.  Rating: 10

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