12 search results for Victor Fleming


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  • The Good Earth

    Type: Video | Date: Monday, Aug 15, 2016

    The story follows Wang Lung (Paul Muni) a humble farmer who makes an arranged marriage to a slave OLan (Luise Rainer). The couples great struggle is to procureand then against withering odds keepa piece of land ownership of whic
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    'The Wizard of Oz' to be re-released in IMAX 3D

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 3, 2013

    The 75th anniversary restoration sets a one-week engagement
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    The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / UltraViolet)

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013

    Adapted from L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s tale
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    The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013

    Adapted from L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s tale
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    The Wizard of Oz: IMAX 3D

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Sep 20, 2013

    The classic film hits IMAX screens in 3D this weekend.
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    On this day in pop culture history: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ premiered

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

    Plus: A ‘Walking Dead’ star was born, the Beatles scored another No. 1 hit, and more
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    Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

    Don't expect Eastwood, Lee, Fincher or 'Blade Runner' on this list
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    'Birdman' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki joins exclusive club with Oscar win

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 22, 2015

    It's back to back wins for Chivo!

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

    Includes:The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Wizard of Oz The third and definitive film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's fantasy, this musical adventure is a genuine family classic that made Judy Garland a star for her heartfelt performance as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle's dusty Kansas farm. Dorothy yearns to travel "over the rainbow" to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton), Dorothy is protected from the old crone's wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Billie Burke), Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas. En route, she befriends a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City. Garland was MGM's second choice for Dorothy after Shirley Temple dropped out of the project; and Bolger was to have played the Tin Man but talked co-star Buddy Ebsen into switching roles. When Ebsen proved allergic to the chemicals used in his silver makeup, he was replaced by Haley. Gale Sondergaard was originally to have played the Wicked Witch of the West in a glamorous fashion, until the decision was made to opt for belligerent ugliness, and the Wizard was written for W.C. Fields, who reportedly turned it down because MGM couldn't meet his price. Although Victor Fleming, who also directed Gone With the Wind, was given sole directorial credit, several directors were involved in the shooting, included King Vidor, who shot the opening and closing black-and-white sequences. Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg's now-classic Oscar-winning song "Over the Rainbow" was nearly chopped from the picture after the first preview because it "slowed down the action." The Wizard of Oz was too expensive to post a large profit upon initial release; however, after a disappointing reissue in 1955, it was sold to network television, where its annual showings made it a classic. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    It's been a while since I've given a damn about romance in Hollywood

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Apr 22, 2012

    Where is the love, Tinseltown?
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