Monday, 5 May 2014

Wizard of Oz!!!

Sorry I have not been able to get on here for some time, but lets hope I can make up for my absence by giving you some wonderful film posters that will bring back many happy memories for a lot of you!

The first one is The Wizard of Oz, and I don't think there are very many people out there that hasn't seen this film many times before, it is one of those films that goes from generation to generation without losing any of it's magic. I have myself sat down with my children in the past and my grandchildren and enjoyed it as much as I did the very first time I saw it.
It was released in 1939, an American fantasy film produced by MGM based on a novel written around the 1900s called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
It was notable for it's use of technicolor.
Over the years it has become one of the best known of all films, for all ages, from young children to their grandparents.
Strangely enough it was not a box office success on it's initial release.
Earning only $3,017,000 on a $2,777,000 budget, it was MGM's most expensive production up to that time.
But after subsequent releases it made up for it!
Nominated for 6 Academy awards, including Best Picture, it lost out to Gone with the Wind, but managed to win 2 others, including Best Original Song, Over the Rainbow.

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