The Wizard of OZ

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    Excuse me, the WONDERFUL Wizard of Oz. This is a 1910 silent film adaptation of the original 1901 book. AMAZING.

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    Love the special effects!
     
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    Aww, that was lovely! I like silent films. Pretty much everything by Chaplin is genius.

    My favourite, though, is Battleship Potemkin.
     
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    amazing...i have worked at the "land of oz" when they reopen the theme park in western nc...in october...i have never even heard of this silent film....i cant wait to see if fats cats has it....great thread

    think of toto as the "people" etc...great political satire can be found...toto is always be rescued and dorothy is in search of something that doesnt exist
     
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    The original silent film is good, but it can't touch the adaptation directed by Victor Fleming. There are only four movies on IMDb that I have rated with perfect scores: The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, Pan's Labyrinth, and The Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland's singing of Over the Rainbow is also my favorite vocal performance in a film. She was absolutely flawless.

    I do like silent films, though. I watched City Lights tonight, actually.
     
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    Excellent list to give perfect scores to and I agree with you completely about The Wizard of Oz.

    Her performance in that movie is simply astounding and one of the best ever not just for an actress but overall.

    Though I would rate a couple more movies perfectly, like The Godfather Part I and II. :lol:
     
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    Gag me. I gave both 7's. They're good, great even. But certainly not perfect.

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    Eh, you either love The Godfather, hate it, or think it's alright. :lol:

    Growing up (and now), part of me always wanted to be Michael Corleone.
     
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    Michael's character is actually what turns me off from the films the most. Vito was the man. Michael's just a wannabe.
     
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    Vito was the man. Michael was too though.

    People identified with Vito because he was a man stuck because of fate. He never wanted to be Godfather and yet took up the reins because he had a starving family and to defend himself/friends.

    Because of Godfather Part I, some people agree with Sonny that Mikey is just a simple college boy and a wannabe. He did never want to be in the family business though, but he stood up for his father when he felt it was necessary which I can identify with and see his reasoning for.

    However, that is another debate for another time and I shall look at your list more tomorrow. I'm off to bed as I have to go shovel snow in a few hours. :lol:
     

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