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example, one author believes that it “revolves around the inadequacy of adults – their inability to live up to expectations and to face down the larger forces in life.” (Shriira, 2010) While he also anaylzees the film as seeing the theme as centering on the relationships of power and gender because it lacks a male hero, “the only figures with any real power are women. The male leads play the classic “common man” roles, with little power to control their own destiny” Personally, this movie touches me because it brings back good memories of childhood. It reminds me of a time of innocence and spending time with my family, which are two things that are hard to get back. The journey on the yellow brick road was created with the help of many talented people using different skills and cinematographically techniques to bring the picture to life. They breathed life into the story of OZ and made it a real place for many 6
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THE WIZARD OF OZ generations of kids around the world. By understanding the how the film was created and the hard work of those involved we can better appreciated the magic cinema. For seventy six years this film has brought happiness and joy to the world with its themes and message of family. It will continue on to remind future generations that there is no place like home. 7
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THE WIZARD OF OZ Reflection What can be gained through analyzing film? By analyzing film it helps us as a society understand what the film maker is trying to say with their art. It helps us to look further under the surface and reflect on personal and societal issues. It is also helpful for people to related to characters and situations on screen that they may encounter in their every day life. How has this changed the way you view movies? It has helped me seek deeper meaning in movies and explore the themes of the movies I have watched. I have reviewed films that I previously watched and see them in a whole new light because I am not just tuning out to be entertained. I am watching with purpose to develop my critical thinking skills. How are you able to use film theory and criticism to find and interpret meaning in movies? Understanding film theory and criticism has helped me interpreted the meaning of films by watching for symbolic changes in camera angles, lighting, and other technical aspects. It gives support to the concepts that I may feel I have gained from the film. In what ways has this course changed your understanding of how movies are related to society? 8
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THE WIZARD OF OZ I do not think that this course had changed my understanding of how they related to society. I have always known that film, theatre, and music have a societal impact. There have been a large number of social movements inspired from these works.
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  • Fall '10
  • RichardBair
  • Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard of Oz, Wizard

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