Filming halted while a replacement for him was found. Both productions were run at the Hackney Empire. There Dorothy is met by the Munchkinsall of whom are dressed in blue, and Addaperle, the Good Witch of the Northwho tells her that she is in the Land of Oz.
She takes delight in torturing the Lion before Dorothy, threatening to have him skinned unless she hands over the silver slippers. He excuses his misrepresentations, and his imaginative solutions, by describing himself as honest.
The entire audio still exists and is included on the two-CD Rhino Record deluxe edition of the film soundtrack. Dorothy and Toto need help in getting back home. Gillespie used muslin cloth to make the tornado flexible after a previous attempt with rubber failed. The Wizard of Oz is a classic — but The Wiz is just Motown singer and actress Diana Ross asked Motown CEO Berry Gordy to cast her instead, but he declined, feeling that the thenyear-old Ross was far too old for the part.
He is dragged from the field and returned to his friends by the Field Mice who police the area. But these sources also indicated that the film became profitable with its re-release inand increasingly so in succeeding years what with revenue from runs on television, and from videocassette and DVD releases.
The Making of a Movie Classic states that Mervyn LeRoy was under pressure to cast Temple, then the most popular child star, but at an unofficial audition, MGM musical mainstay Roger Edens listened to her sing and felt that an actress with a different style was needed; a 50th anniversary documentary for the film suggested that Temple, then years-old, was slightly too young for the part.
Not being made of flesh, the Scarecrow and Tin Man are unaffected, but Dorothy and the Lion begin to become disoriented and drowsy. By moving the gantry and rod, he was able to create the illusion of a tornado moving across the stage.
Dorothy feels like a real person — she talks the way I hear people actually talk. Actress Phylicia Rashada munchkin and swing in the original production, co-hosted the performance with George Faison. The show was particularly notable because it was the last show to be performed at the Hackney Empire before the theatre closed its doors for refurbishment.
Motion picture and television[ edit ] Main articles: Just as the group despairs of finding help, Addaperle reappears in a flash of light, suggesting that Dorothy ask Glinda, the Good Witch of the Southfor assistance. Is this supposed to be a family film?? Russell Maloney of The New Yorker wrote that the film displayed "no trace of imagination, good taste, or ingenuity" and declared it "a stinkeroo,"  while Otis Ferguson of The New Republic wrote, "It has dwarfs, music, Technicolor, freak characters, and Judy Garland.
The above list is excerpted from the liner notes on the Rhino Records collection.Oct 24, · An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience/10(K). How 'The Wiz Live!' & 'The Wiz' Original Musical Are Different, Thanks To Some Modern Twists.
In every version of The Wizard of Oz ever.
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown.
It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum 's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. Aug 15, · Watch video · Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.8/10(K).
Flying monkeys- The wizard of Oz have blue faces and look like literal flying monkeys would. With wings that fly and sound like monkeys but they walk like apes on all fours. The Wiz's flying monkeys are more modern looking like a motorcycle gang.
The film The Wiz was more faithful, albeit in a much updated form, to the plot of the original book The Wizard of Oz than was the book's version in film of For it quickly led into the heavy, roaring, whirling winds that transported Dorothy Gale into a beautiful, enchanted, magical world.Download