Wizard of Oz: why this extraordinary movie has been so influential – Dr Brian Hoyle in The Conversation

It seems that the tale of Dorothy's adventure on the Yellow Brick Road can reasonably lay claim to being the most influential movie of all time.

"Film is a highly collaborative art form and the contributions made by every department to this film – photography, set, costume, music, editing and cast – is immaculate. Indeed, to watch The Wizard of Oz is to watch the Hollywood studio machine working at the very peak of its efficiency."

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Brian Hoyle, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Dundee, discusses the vast influence of this 1939 film.

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