films

Oscars 2015

These are my predictions for the awards. Most of the films I haven’t seen but sometimes a prediction can be an educated guess right?

BEST PICTURE
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory Of Everything
Whiplash

My Pick: Boyhood

Winner:
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Dorothy’s Dream

MGM’S 1939 adaption of The Wizard of Oz is one of the all time classics. A film that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, is as well received now as it was seventy five years ago. It’s astonishing that Dorothy walking into Munchkin land gives the same response, of excitement and thrill from the audience, as when Harry walks into the magical Great Hall at Hogwarts, and Oz was made a long time before anybody ever uttered the letters “CGI”.

From all my research into the making of The Wizard of Oz, I’ve never been able the find the answer I’ve been looking for, and that is why in the film was Oz changed to part of a dream Dorothy had after getting knocked out, unlike in the books by L. Frank Baum, where Oz is a real place that Dorothy eventually returns to.