Thursday, January 30, 2014

100 Movies That Make Me Love Film: 10. Wizard of Oz

10. The Wizard of Oz

Is there anyone who doesn’t absolutely love Wizard of Oz as a kid? There are so few films that have the same level of magic that this classic film contains. Rewatching it you catch little problems with the movie (specifically how Judy Garland is far too old for the role) but you forgive them because the film is just saturated with good feelings.

I don’t think many people will argue over the statement that Somewhere Over the Rainbow is the most iconic song in cinema history. Judy Garland’s lovely singing voice and the beautiful lyrics really invoke something in everyone of us when we hear it played.

There’s not a single moment of this sugary sweet film that doesn’t tug at your heart strings. Be it Dorothy’s genuine kindness, her love of her dog or the love she has for her friends. You can’t help but wonder if the world would be a better place if more people were like Dorothy instead of idolizing Jersey Shore cast members.

There’s honestly no point in running down the entire plot line as everyone has seen this movie a million times, people have written books, songs and comic books about the film and it’s symbolism. There will probably never be another film as perfect as it.

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