IMDb Top 250: #232 The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited)
Writers: Noel Langley (screenplay), Florence Ryerson (screenplay)
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

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Hard to find words to describe this movie? A masterpiece? And old relic from a different time? A nostalgic combination of comedy and musical? Maybe it’s a little bit of all.

This movie is old. It is older than my grandparents. And somehow, I still enjoyed watching it again. It brought back childhood memories. It sort of keeps the innocence you had when you grow up. It can be found in its charming characters.

I remember that this was the first book I read. I think I was 8 years old and it took me more than a month. It was pretty hard to go from children books to a real book, but I wanted to do it. The first time I actually put myself to a test. And why did I do that? Because I adored the movie. I used to look at it at least once a week on VHS.

Not many people will find this movie entertaining right now. Most will think that it’s just boring and old. But for a walk down memory lane to a better moment in life, it is a must see.

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