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‘Wizard of Oz’ is 70

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

FILM HISTORY

70 years later, we still feel the echoes of ‘Oz’

 

 

‘The Wizard of Oz’ has influenced everything from ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Lost’

 

By Troy Brownfield
Newsarama
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009
 

Ruby slippers. If I only had a brain. We’re not in Kansas, anymore. I’ll get you, My Pretty, and your little dog, too. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. That’s just the tip of a pop-culture iceberg, a towering mountain of nostalgia and influence that rises above most movie fare in a time when the majority of entertainment seems fairly disposable.

 

On Aug. 25, 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” was released into theatres nationwide and began its not-so-classic journey toward classic status.

 

Now, 70 years later, the echoes of Oz continue to reach into all corners of filmmaking and pop culture in general, from the iconic “Star Wars” characters Chewie and C-3PO to frequent references on ABC’s “Lost,” from adaptations for upcoming graphic novels to mysterious ties to Pink Floyd.

 

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