The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion by William StillmanAn over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition features accessible text, a host of never-before-seen ephemera, and nine removable features.
Written by the foremost authorities on the subject—Jay Scarfone and William Stillman—and designed in close collaboration with Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion delivers an entertaining and interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the wonderful Land of Oz. The authors detail filmmaking secrets—the inspiration behind the films realistic tornado; why Dorothys shoes were ruby-colored; and how the filmmakers got a fleet of monkeys to fly—and reveal never-before-seen artwork from their personal collection, including, but not limited to, rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and costume and set illustrations.
Additionally, the book will contain nine removable features as well as several innovative graphic components. More than your average anniversary edition, this book promises to be the most definitive look at The Wizard of Oz yet. It is comprehensive in its scope yet accessibly written and beautifully designed—perfect for The Wizard of Oz fans, film buffs of all ages, and collectors.
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I own the 70th Anniversary "Wizard of Oz" and the picture quality and sounds is so much better in this edition. It is like watching the movie all over again for the first time. When comparing the two side by side Dorothy's freckles comes out, the hair on the witches chin is there. The lighting is not as dark and the colors more vibrant. When you watch the commentary on how they restored it with the negatives digitally, you can see the quality improvement. I hope that such digital restoration can happen on a lot more older movies.
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In honor of its 75th anniversary, my co-author, William Stillman, of the new compendium The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion , and I look back at some of the origins of what is arguably the best-loved motion picture of all time. Since its official premiere exactly seventy-five years ago this month--on August 15, the film has been seen by more people than any other motion picture entertainment, with an estimated one billion viewers worldwide! Virtually everyone knows The Wizard of Oz. Many of us have fond memories of gathering with family and friends to tune in to any one of its traditional television airings, a staple of our broadcasting history since The Wizard still sustains despite advancements in filmmaking technology, and its aggregate critic ranking on RottenTomatoes. For those modern fans unaware, The Wizard of Oz was based on a book series written by L. Frank Baum and continued by another author after Baum's death in
It overcame a troubled production, a flawed plot, and enough casting changes to fill a dozen movies to create a piece of indescribably beautiful cinematic magic. The new 75 th anniversary Blu-ray collection does full justice to it, though one wonders how necessary it is after the earlier 70 th anniversary edition already set such a high standard. Hit the jump for the full review. Some serendipitous combination of the songs, the cast, the set, the performances and L. That allows Dorothy to earn her trip home through the countless terrors of Oz, terrors we felt acutely the first time we saw it and which never really faded in the ensuing years.