The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Movie that left mark on countless generations
16 June 2017
This is one of those movies that will last forever. Our grandmothers were watching it while they were just little girls and our grandchildren will enjoy it as much. Its values will never be outdated. One of those that define expression "classic". Only a shallow viewer could consider it to be just a fairy-tale for children, because this masterpiece is much more than that and its depth covers all generations. Although it's almost 80 years old it still resists the teeth of time, even visually. Its costumes and special effects are extremely outdated but still effective. I admit, it would be very interesting to see how it would all look like with today's technology, but I think this is one of those shrines that should not be touched.
Ovo je jedan od onih filmova koji će trajati večno. Gledale su ga naše bake kada su bile deca, gledace ga i naši praunuci. Film čije vrednosti ne zastarevaju, jedan od onih koji definišu izraz "klasik". Samo površni gledaoci mogu ga smatrati samo bajkom za decu, jer ovo remek delo je mnogo više od toga i njegova dubina obuhvata sve generacije. Iako je snimljen pre 80 godina još uvek se drži čak i vizuelno i njegovi kostimi i efekti, iako katastrofalno zastareli, i dalje su efektni. Mada bi sa vizuelne tačke gledišta bilo interesantno videti kako bi sve to izgledalo sa današnjom tehnologijom, mislim da je ovo ipak jedna od onih svetinja u koje ne treba dirati.
Jack’s mother didn’t accept Florence, Jack’s wife, as a daughter-in-law. She felt threatened because she felt that Flo was taking her son away. His mother had always been the woman to support him, and she couldn’t do that anymore. She also felt that he was too young at the time to settle down. But the moment that Jack’s daughter, Gloria, was born, she opened up and didn’t feel completely abandoned anymore. It brought the family back together. She lost a son, but gained grandchildren.
Eleanor in a publicity photo for the Broadway play "Hot-Cha!" (1932) at the Billy Rose Theater.
Eleanor was active on Broadway from 1928-1936. Her first play was "The Optimists" a musical revue that ran for 24 performances (Jan. 30 - Feb. 18, 1928)
Eleanor also did a play in 1929 called "Follow Thru" that starred a young Jack Haley and music and lyrics by Ray Henderson, Lee Brown, and Buddy De Sylva. But the play "Hot-Cha!" teamed her up with many well known entertainers of the day: Bert Lahr, Buddy Rogers, Lupe Velez, and produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. •
Jack Haley, Jr. with his father and Super Bowl champ, Joe Namath on a press tour for the movie "Norwood" which Jack Haley, Jr. directed. It was the first movie for Joe Namath, and the last credited movie for his father Jack Haley. 1970.
Jack had to stay with some friends for a while in Philadelphia because he had no where to go and was desperately looking for a job. It was not easy for him to find a job where he could live his dream. It took a long time before he was able to go on tour with other performers. When he had other jobs before touring, he would send some money to his mother back home in Boston. #jackhaley#1940s
When Jack first tried to perform for the navy yard in Boston while he was employed there, he majorly flopped and really took it to heart. He wasn’t sure for a while if entertainment was for him or not. He would pray to God for an answer and often later remarked that God and his guardian angel guided him to all of his job opportunities and success. Jack was very religious and faithful to God, which I admire very much 😊❤️
Today I saw The Wizard of Oz in 3D (they are having a little 3D festival at Cineplex movie theatres across Canada). I was a bit dubious before going because it being in 3D seemed a bit gimmicky (plus I really despise colorisation of black and white movies, and turning a 2D movie into 3D is kinda similar) but it’s always fun to see Judy Garland on the big screen so I went anyway.
And although that the 3D is a bit of a gimmick in the sense that the movie has been a beloved classic for almost 80 years and really doesn’t need to be in three dimensions, I was very impressed by the 3D transfer. They obviously put a lot of effort into transferring it to 3D because the image seemed really realistic, every little detail had a different depth. Plus seeing the film in 3D led me to pay extra attention to all the costumes and set and to how visually stunning the film is.
If you ever get the chance to see The Wizard of Oz in 3D I highly recommend checking it out as it is a pretty fun way to see a timeless classic in a new light. #judygarland#wizardofoz#frankmorgan#billieburke#raybolger#bertlahr#jackhaley#margarethamilton