The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939 and became an instant classic. The film was shot in sepia, black and white and in Technicolor. The veteran actors are ideal in their supporting roles, and Judy Garland is exceptional in the starring role.
The movie appeals to both children and adults. It involves various elements such as magic, witches, wizards, munchkins, a cute dog, fantasy, terror, a cyclone and a yellow brick road, which all blend together to make an engaging and timeless movie. It is universally appealing and will be for the end of time.
It was nominated for six Academy Awards and is still considered to be one of the most elaborate and outstanding productions in the history of Hollywood filmmaking. In addition, it was one of the first movies to be registered in the National Film Registry.
There are many memorable moments in this film such as the dazzling song and dance number by Ray Bolger and the musical numbers by Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. Judy Garland’s performance of the timeless song, “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” is believed to be the most memorable moment in the film. The song won an Oscar and became Garland’s signature song.
Over the years, there have been remakes of this classic film. To this day, the original is still the best version.