Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wizard of Oz fun movie quotes

The unusual search string wizard of oz quotes came to the public focus and top Google searches as today Google Doodle Celebrates the Wizard of Oz 71st Birthday. It was 71 years ago, the people hooked-up in the 1939 American music fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz”. Later on, it was considered as the all-time classic musical fantasy film that people enjoyed all over the world ever since.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

The movie, based on the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, is directed by Victor Fleming and starred Judy Garland (played Dorothy), Jack Haley, Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr. The people then did not only enjoy it but also take in its wisdom.

Apparently, the said film catapulted Judy Garland to stardom and made quotes such as “Oh Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore” and “Follow the yellow brick road” iconic cultural references.
Who will forget the songs, as the movie gave us the all-time classis “Over the Rainbow” which until now, people love to sing. The MGM almost cut the song Over the Rainbow, when they felt that the film was too long and needed to be shortened. And luckily, it was kept and became the Judy Garland’s signature song that inspired a lot of people who have watched the film.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Initially, The Wizard of Oz made only a small profit due to its enormous budget, despite largely favorable critical reviews. "Over the Rainbow" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the film itself received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Telecasts of the film began in 1956, and because of them the film has found a larger audience—its television screenings were once an annual tradition and have re-introduced the film to the public, making The Wizard of Oz one of the most famous films ever made. The Library of Congress named The Wizard of Oz as the most-watched film in history. It is often ranked among the top ten best movies of all-time in various critics' and popular polls, and it has provided many memorable quotes.

One of the famous quotes the film Wizard of Oz come out is the words: “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home; there’s no place like home” which is of course what Dorothy said at the very end of the movie to get back to Kansas.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Here are some memorable quotes from the movie:

Wizard of Oz: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.

Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.

Dorothy: What would you do with a brain if you had one?

Wizard of Oz: You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you're confusing courage with wisdom.

Dorothy: I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

Wicked Witch of the West: Who ever thought a little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?

Scarecrow: I could while away the hours/conferrin' with the flowers/consultin' with the rain/And my head I'd be scratchin'/ While my thoughts were busy hatchin'/If I only had a brain.

Wizard of Oz: Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: a diploma.

Dorothy: Well, we're not living in a trailer park, so we'll be all right.

Glinda, the Good Witch of the North: You have no power here! Now begone, before somebody drops a house on you!

Sources and Additional Information:

No comments: