The Wizard Of Oz

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Lynch/Oz review – curtains pull back to reveal the wizard that is David Lynch
How the auteur was influenced by 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz is examined in witty and insightful expert contributions curated by Alexandre O Philippe

Peter Bradshaw

30, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz review – a joyful romp
Johnny McKnight’s irreverent and very funny panto is full of local colour and packed with put-downs – though never at the expense of the original film

Mark Fisher

27, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Wizard of Oz review – carnivalesque trip down the Yellow Brick Road
Catwalk-ready costumes, expressive puppetry and a knockabout cast make this a fun, if rather cluttered, production

Ryan Gilbey

25, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Stuffed in a shoebox, seized by the FBI: the amazing fates of Hollywood’s greatest dresses
Kim Kardashian caused outrage recently by wearing a gorgeous souffle silk that once adorned Marilyn Monroe. But what happened to other magnificent outfits – and why did no one realise their eye-popping value?

Lauren Cochrane

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Violin used for Wizard of Oz’s Over the Rainbow expected to reach $20m at auction
Instrument featured in the 1939 musical classic was made in Antonio Stradivari’s ‘golden period’

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

03, Jun, 2022 @10:11 AM

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‘It’s time to bring out The Wiz!’ The wild return of the super soul musical
This spin on The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway hit in the 70s and became a film with Diana Ross. Now, the tale of Black joy takes Dorothy from a Manchester tower block and BLM protests to the Emerald City

Ryan Gilbey

30, Nov, 2021 @9:53 AM

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TV tonight: the story of the wizard of Oz
Documentary traces the remarkable life of L Frank Baum, while the People Just Do Nothing crew step out from behind the personas to tell their own story. Here’s what the watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

11, Aug, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Hear me out: why Return to Oz isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers going to the bat for loathed films is a defence of a dark and daring sequel to a fantasy classic

Rick Burin

12, Feb, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Is the new Wizard of Oz reboot doomed to fail like all the others?
Numerous film-makers have attempted to recapture the magic of the 1939 musical starring Judy Garland – can Watchmen director Nicole Kassell pull it off?

Ben Child

11, Feb, 2021 @5:43 PM

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The Wizard of Oz at 80: how the world fell under its dark spell
The 1939 classic has inspired everyone from David Lynch to Salman Rushdie. Novelist and super-fan Luiza Sauma explores why the film’s message about home still holds such power

Luiza Sauma

17, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Influential movies: a tale of two studies | Letter
Letter: A study that named the Wizard of Oz as the world’s most influential film might not be all it seems, according to Ian Christie

Letters

05, Dec, 2018 @5:16 PM

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The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump’s America | Bidisha
It’s impossible to watch the newly crowned ‘most influential film ever’ without seeing the parallels to the sickly US of today, says journalist and author Bidisha

Bidisha

03, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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