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The cowardly lion king of the beasts is a symbolism

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morphine symbolized the drug problem in the United States. The Cowardly Lion, king of the beasts, is a symbolism of the cowardly ways of the American people. The ax of the Tinman is a symbol of the law. In the movie The Wizard of Oz that the Tin Man says “I’ve held that ax up for ages” (Flemming, 1939, Video File) which could signify how a law is above the state and all of its citizens. These are a few of the symbols of the things that were happening during the time that
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THE FINAL FILM CRITIQUE 11 the movie was made. Whether they were on purpose or not, these problems had an impact on the making of The Wizard of Oz . Stage 2: Refection Through analyzing this film, The Wizard of Oz, the viewer can attempt to relate to the main characters in their voyage and also be inspired to overcome their troubles within their personal lives. Doing so, helped to shape a further knowledge to allow for a more in-depth meaning showed in films. When taking time to educate oneself in the film industry, one can appreciate cinematography choices as well as plot alternatives far more than not understanding the potential reason that these options are made. These options allow one to indeed investigate into a movie to figure out what the movie’s director is attempting to show the viewers as the ‘take away’ information in the film. During this course, I have learned to understand that every single choice in a film has a specific reason for portraying the story in the plot. Even the most simple scoff in a scene helps to represent the story to the audience through the scheme. If I did not take this course, I would continue to see films as just another distraction from the pitty world
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THE FINAL FILM CRITIQUE 12 outside, or only as entertainment when I am bored. I would probably have never taken the time to reflect on the inner film meaning, and it’s possible effects on the societal problems as well as intrapersonal issues for the audience. I used to disregard the television. Now, I can delight in watching films knowing now that each of film is an individual piece of art trying to speak to the rest of the world with a message. Resources: A motion picture on VHS. (1939). United States: Loew's, Inc. Based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" book by L. Frank Baum Baumann, S. L. (2008). Wisdom, Compassion, and Courage in The Wizard of Oz: A Humanbecoming Hermeneutic Study. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21(4), 322. Daniel Jatovsky. (2012, May 26). Wizard of Oz — Meeting the Wizard [Video file]. Retrieved from the wizard of Oz -- Meeting the WizardLinks to an external site. Dorothy Entering Technicolor BenjaminPortman - Emerson, D. (2009). Innocence as a super-power: little girls on the Hero's Journey. Mythlore, (1-2), 131
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THE FINAL FILM CRITIQUE 13 Goodykoontz, B., & Jacobs, C. P. (2014). Film: From watching to seeing (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from •This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM)title.
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