I'd see this before I'd watch "Oz: The Great And Powerful".
It didn't look 3-D in the trailer.
WOW. The color is eyepopping!
But it pisses me off no end that it's now a "Warner Brothers Picture"
IT WILL ALWAYS BE M-G-M!!!!!!
If I sit in the front row I'll be able to bump ruby red slippers with hers.
Seeing "Oz" in a theater is great fun.
Old enough to remember revival theaters
Gives me chills, and I've seen it a hundred times.
Judy Garland's acting is underrated. How did she turn in such a poignant performance at the tender age of 17? She's still the only actor who can make me cry.
Before CGI there was MGM. There is a lot of hyperbole in movie marketing, but "The Wizard of Oz" is the greatest family film of all time. The trailer is exciting. That's weird.
The color is amazing, and Dorothy's red ruby shoes really pop out.
Looks like the WWW is the big draw from the trailer.
Judy's dilated pupils are incredible in 3D!
"Looks like the WWW is the big draw from the trailer."
I haven't seen a hooked nose that up close since I did Janice Dickinson's hair after her lastest rhinoplasty.
Sean and Frank, we are so skipping Friday night meeting for this.
So nice to Judy on the big screen where she belongs.
What r14 said.
Thanks Pat. Or is it Patrick??
Love it. I'll be there!
Will there be a singalong?
I'm sick of the faux scarcity model. 1 week only my Liza pill box.
What's with the terrible modern soundtrack?
I like the sound.
I wonder what it would look like if they really went back and made the colors overly vibrant, fuck, why don't they pull a Lucas and put all sorts of computer animated shit in it? lmao. I would love to see how updated it could be made.
The sound is awful, it's dreadful.
r23, put headphones on.
If it's a big success in September, they'll bring it back again and again and again.
3D might be cool, but IMAX?
It figures the gays would be all excited about this.
No matter what it is such a great film. The trailer points out Garland's uniqueness and greatness, the great talent that made this picture, the way films use to impress people. We would rather see crap than true entertainment. Imagine if Clooney or Jolie or Channing could pop out of the screen like Judy.
[quote]3D might be cool, but IMAX?
It was made before widescreen so the picture is actually box shape like an old TV screen. So on the big screen IMAX will fill the screen better.
They are amping up the dark aspects of the film while toning down the musical aspects.
I'm not thrilled they did it, but it works.
This movie makes me feel like I can fly anywhere. It makes me feel like I'm dancing on air!
Judy Garland had marvelous looking legs. Even when she was obese.
The movie remains -- 75 years later -- one of the greatest films ever produced, and cultural references to it are still relevant seven decades later. That is no small feat for a movie that initially was not that successful.
That said, it is interesting and amusing that the trailer for this iconic piece of American cinematography looks and sounds like every other trailer for every "kids" movie made in the last twenty years. It certainly has the same "feel" to it as just about all the trailers I can recall for animated films from 2013, 2012, 2011, etc.
Garland as Dorothy. One of the greatest movie performances ever.
What made Judy a star was her total belief in whatever she said or sang.
Believability like that is rare.
[quote]What made Judy a star was her total belief in whatever she said or sang. Believability like that is rare.
Roger Ebert said it well: "When Garland sang that she hoped her troubles would melt like lemon drops, you believed she had problems."
The nearest IMAX theater is in SF 90 miles away. Too far. But, I imagine the SF audiences will be a hoot. The crowds will be filled with Dorothys and Glindas.
You can always watch in your own backyard or on the deck.
The movie will always be a friends and family experience.
After all...and thru the years...there's no place like home.
[quote]It figures the gays would be all excited about this
Yes, it does actually. If you have a problem with that, you can piss off.
[quote]The nearest IMAX theater is in SF 90 miles away. Too far. But, I imagine the SF audiences will be a hoot. The crowds will be filled with Dorothys and Glindas
So you can't make a day of it? Pre-buy your tickets for a matinee, you'll be home for dinner.
The trailer is exciting, and really highlights the things that have become cultural touchstones, better representing the picture.
Something similar happened when there were new trailers prepared for Casablanca. The original ones seemed to miss the elements that would make the picture immortal, namely the timeless love story and Rick's decision to finally stick his neck out. The old one emphasized the wartime action and derring-do, which still play well but aren't the first things one thinks of today when hearing the name Casablanca.
[quote]The nearest IMAX theater is in SF 90 miles away.
There's no IMAX in one of the suburban cities outside of SF?
I bet it will also be in regular non IMAX houses bu tin 3D. All of our IMAX screens (three) are also out in the burbs. We have one Cinemark Extreme Screen that isn't too far out. However, not sure if that theatre would play an IMAX title.
"What made Judy a star was her total belief in whatever she said or sang. Believability like that is rare."
True, and it's what makes "Oz" work. MGM's version of Oz is very weird, stylized, and artificial, but the audience believes in it because Judy's Dorothy believes in it.
The film would never have worked with Shirley Temple, the intended star. Temple never believed anything about her surroundings, she just believed she was the center of the audience's attention.
Judy Garland was the heart and soul of The Wizard of Oz. With great support from those three hams from vaudeville. They made a classic.
OH BOY! A fags delight!
Im curious as to how they do this? How do they take a standard film and make it into 3D? You need to photograph the film with two parallel cameras in order to achieve the 3D effect.
R47, a lot of films are converted to 3D after the fact.
R48 That really doesn't answer the question.
R46, it might be that but it hasn't reach iconic status and a beloved family classic because of gay support.
You're a troll of the worst sort.
Remember, IMAX no longer means giant-format, two-story screens. Hundreds of regular theaters have retrofitted a regular screen to be floor-to-ceiling (a little larger) to accommodate IMAX marketing their "enhanced-resolution" and enhanced sound formats for a premium ticket price.
Be that as it may, this gay boy peed a little when he heard this was coming to theaters.
So is IMAX similar to what 70MM (Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Technirama) was in the 50's and 60's? Crystal clear prints and multi channel sound?
This new trailer is really great! I think 3-D is dopey, but I'm still going!
r44: I love Shirley Temple and your comment is very astute and spot-on.
WHY did they use a second-tier children's choir singing "Over the Rainbow" when they had their pick of all the glorious Arlen/Yarburg music that OZ is packed with?
Makes it sound like one of those fake trailers on YouTube.
Opened today, at long last.
[quote]Im curious as to how they do this? How do they take a standard film and make it into 3D? You need to photograph the film with two parallel cameras in order to achieve the 3D effect.
Watch this for a better explanation. Looks amazing!