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The Key Film That Helped Steven Spielberg Wrap His Mind Around The BFG
You'd think that any filmmaker working on a new big-screen version of a Roald Dahl story would reflect on past adaptations for reference, but those projects weren't the main focus for director Steven Spielberg in the making of the upcoming The BFG.
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The Three Brilliant Movies That Inspired Pixar Before Toy Story
Since the making of Toy Story, Pixar has reached legendary status in the film industry. The studio has not only collected eight Academy Awards, but produced some of the greatest animated movies ever made. It makes you think about all of the decisions that were made right at the start.
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Some Madman Edited The Wizard Of Oz To Be In Alphabetical Order, And I Can’t Look Away
This video that cuts all of the dialogue from The Wizard of Oz in alphabetical order will haunt and impress you in equal measure. You really need to check this out, like right now.
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Vincent D'Onofrio Hops From Daredevil To Play This Famous Character
After a few years away from the small screen, former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio returned to serialized storytelling in a huge way as Wilson Fisk in Netflix’s Daredevil. The actor is now upping his villain game again.
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Eddie Redmayne Wanted For Wizard Of Oz Author Biopic
Redmayne is being sought after for New Line Cinema's L. Frank Baum biopic, Road To Oz. Written by Josh Golden, the film will detail "the early days of the author" behind the series of books that inspired The Wizard Of Oz and all of its successors.
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The Wizard Of Oz Gets Twisted In This Awesome Age Of Ultron Parody Trailer
The mashup is a tried and true art form and the internet is its canvas. The newest entertaining combination has brought togetherAge of Ultron with The Wizard of Oz and asks one simple question.
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Here Are All The Hollywood Movies Russia Recommends Its Citizens Watch
Over the past few years, anti-Western sentiment has spread through portions of Russian society. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean the country has adopted a completely negative attitude toward Hollywood.
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Emerald City Miniseries No Longer Heading Down NBC's Yellow Brick Road
So who will get Emerald City now, my pretty? It impossible for me to believe that this miniseries is dead in the water, as its hook seems irresistible for TV viewers. The basic premise would cull its storylines from all 14 of L. Frank Baum’s original Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel series, with a darker twist that drew comparisons to Game of Thrones.
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What Is The Most Expensive Movie Prop Ever?
Movie memorabilia is a big business for online collectors, but just what items have fetched the most money online? The answers are going to be a bit surprising in some cases, but the top item shouldn't surprise anyone.
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Watch Idina Menzel Sing Frozen's 'Let It Go' At The Oscars, And Other Musical Highlights
The Oscars had the attention of Frozen fans last night, as those who loved the Disney musical tuned in to see if it would with for Best Animated Movie and Best Original Song. And there was also the anticipated performance of "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel. ABC put the performance online for those who want to watch it over and over.
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This Week In Home Entertainment: The Little Mermaid, The Croods And More
This week we have some classics on Blu-ray like The Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz, but we have some newbies, like The Croods and This is the End, as well.
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Tim Kring Developing Wizard Of Oz Drama Dorothy Must Die For The CW
Hollywood loves a good anniversary, so it's no surprise that there are a number of Wizard of Oz-themed projects in the works, what with the approaching 75th anniversary of the feature adaptation of L. Frank Baum's novel. That includes a return to theaters for the film (in IMAX 3D) next month, and a number of TV projects, including the latest to go into development, which is based on an upcoming young adult novel called Dorothy Must Die
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The Wizard Of Oz Inspired Medical Drama In Development At CBS
The Wizard of Oz is coming up on its 75th anniversary. Don't you think it's about time for a remake? Me neither. Never. But a TV show inspired by the classic film based on L. Frank Baum's book? Done right, that could work. CBS has reportedly put a drama in development that's "inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz." Interestingly enough, it's also described as a medical soap set in New York City.
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One Of The Last Living Wizard Of Oz Munchkins Has Died
The movie meant a lot to Pellegrini, not just because it was her most famous film role, but also because of how it made her feel about being a little person. "It showed that we were not only little, but we could do what big people did," she declared. No wonder she remained active in the film’s legacy for decades, attending various events with her fellow Munchkins, including when the group was given a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
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The Wizard Of Oz IMAX 3D Trailer Arrives To Celebrate The Film's 75th Anniversary
If we've learned anything from the success of Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful earlier this year it's that people are still very much interested in spending time in the merry old world of Oz. While the movie ended up dividing critics, families came out in droves both domestically and internationally, and by the end of the film's run in theaters it managed to make a global total of just under $500 million.
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The Wizard Of Oz To Return To Theaters In 3D And IMAX This Fall
There are movie moments that we experience as kids that stick with us forever. The slow pan across Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory is one of them. And the sight of Dorothy stepping out of her black-and-white home and into the colorful world of Oz is another. Done right, a movie can capture the wonder and beauty of the imagination with awe-inspiring grace, creating a visual that allows a child - and kids at heart - to believe in magic, if only at the movies.
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Famous Wizard Of Oz Dress Fetches $480,000 At Auction
Recently, one important costume from the 1939 flick The Wizard of Oz went up for auction, and proved how important a piece of movie history can be when sold to the right buyer. Over the weekend, Dorothy’s blue gingham dress--the dress that was famously worn throughout The Wizard of Oz by actress Judy Garland--was among the movie related items that went up for sale at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.
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The Wizard Of Oz Being Converted To 3D In 2013
This year marked some major studio anniversaries, as both Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures celebrated their 100th year of existence. But they're not the only ones with big birthdays. Warner Bros. Pictures, which was established on April 4, 1923, will be enjoying its 90th year of releasing premium movies in 2013 and they will be celebrating in a big way for Blu-ray/DVD collectors.
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5 More Classic Movies We Want To See Converted Into 3D
It's not a matter of if we'll get more classics converted to 3D, but when, and it seems silly to simply stomp our feet and demand no more (though Eric Eisenberg will be doing just that later today, so feel free to tell him he's behind the times when that piece runs). For our part, we've decided to run with the spirit of the moment
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7 Big Screen Moments That Are Still A Feast For The Eyes
It's a depressing fact, but the movie world is getting smaller and smaller. With the growth of DVD and Blu-ray, Video On-Demand, and online streaming, audiences have started trading in the movie theater experience for the comfort of their own living rooms. But films aren’t meant to be seen on the small screen – that’s for television. They are meant to be seen on the largest screen imaginable so that you can look up and just, “Wow.”
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