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The great and powerful oz

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Based on L. Frank Baum 's early 20th century Oz novels and set 20 years before the events of the original novel , [5] the film is a spiritual prequel to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz. Oscar is then enlisted to restore order in Oz while struggling to resolve conflicts with the witches and himself. Kapner began developing an origin story for the Wizard of Oz after a lifelong interest of wanting to create one for the character.

Raimi was hired to direct the following year. After Robert Downey Jr. Danny Elfman composed the film's score. In Kansas , Oscar Diggs is a magician and con artist in a traveling circus. The circus strongman learns Oscar has flirted with his wife and threatens him. Oscar escapes in a hot air balloon but is sucked into a tornado that takes him to the Land of Oz. The idea of being a wealthy monarch makes Oscar accept the role.

En route to the Emerald City , Theodora falls in love with Oscar though he does not reciprocate her feelings. They encounter the flying monkey, Finley, who pledges a life debt to Oscar when he saves him from a lion.

Oscar reveals his deception to Finley and forces him to maintain the lie that he is a wizard. On the way to the forest they are joined by China Girl, an orphaned living china doll whose village and family were destroyed by the Wicked Witch. Evanora sees this with her crystal ball and tricks Theodora into thinking Oscar is trying to court all three witches at once. She offers Theodora a magic apple "to remove her heartache" but it turns her into a hideous green-skinned witch.

Glinda brings Oscar's group to her domain to escape Evanora's army of Winkies and flying baboons. She confides in Oscar that she knows he is not a wizard but still believes he can help stop Evanora.

He reluctantly takes charge of an "army" of Quadlings , Tinkers and Munchkins. Theodora enters Glinda's domain and angrily reveals her new hideous appearance to Oscar before threatening to kill him and his allies with the Emerald City's well-prepared army.

Oscar despairs at his chances of victory, but after telling China Girl about the exploits of his hero Thomas Edison he conceives a plan that relies on trickery. Glinda and her subjects mount a fake attack on the Emerald City using a pulley-rig army of scarecrow puppets hidden by thick fog. The witches are tricked into sending their flying baboons through a poppy field that puts them to sleep, but Glinda is captured in the process.

Meanwhile, Oscar infiltrates the Emerald City with his allies but apparently abandons them in a hot air balloon loaded with gold, which Theodora destroys with a fireball. As the wicked sisters prepare to kill Glinda, Oscar appears, having faked his betrayal and death. Using a hidden smoke machine and image projector , he presents a giant image of his face as his "true" form and a fireworks display to intimidate the Wicked Witches.

Evanora fearfully hides in her castle while Theodora flees on her broom, unable to hurt the "invincible" wizard. Oscar offers to Theodora that she would be welcome to return if she overcomes her wickedness, but Theodora refuses and flies away to the West laughing maniacally, leaving Oscar saddened. China Girl frees Glinda from her restraints with her wand, and she engages Evanora in a magical duel in the throne room. Glinda destroys Evanora's emerald necklace, revealing her to be an old hag, and banishes her from the city.

Evanora is carried away by two flying baboons as she vows revenge. Oscar, now ruler of Oz, uses his projector to sustain the belief that he is a powerful wizard. He presents gifts to his friends: Master Tinker, who helped build his machines, receives Oscar's jackknife while Knuck, the grumpy Munchkin herald, receives a mask with a smiley face; the long-suffering Finley receives Oscar's friendship along with his top hat and China Girl accepts her friends as her new family.

Finally, Oscar takes Glinda behind the curtains of his projector, thanks her for making him a better person, and they kiss. Stephen R. Raimi, who often casts friends and actor-regulars in cameo roles , cast his brother Ted as a small-town skeptic at Oscar's magic show who yells "I see a wire! Oz the Great and Powerful features several artistic allusions, homages , and technical parallels to Baum's novels and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, The Wizard of Oz.

The film's opening sequence is presented in black and white. When Oscar is caught up in the tornado, the audio switches from monaural to stereo and eventually surround sound. The iconic green look of the Wicked Witch of the West is closer to her look in the film, as the Witch is a short, one-eyed crone in the novel. The Wicked Witches are portrayed as sisters, an idea which originated in the film.

Also from the film is that several actors who play Oz characters make cameos in the Kansas segments, such as Frank, Oscar's assistant whom he refers to as his "trained monkey" Frank's "Oz" counterpart is the winged monkey Finley and a young girl in a wheelchair who serves as the Kansas counterpart to China Girl in Kansas, Oscar is unable to make the wheelchair-bound young girl walk, and gets a chance to do so when he repairs China Girl's broken legs ; Annie is a woman wearing a gingham dress who inspires Oscar to be a good and great person Annie's "Oz" counterpart, Glinda, also inspires Oscar to be a better person , and she informs him that she has been proposed to by John Gale, presumably hinting at Dorothy Gale 's parental lineage.

Other referenced characters include the Scarecrow , who is built by the townspeople as a scare tactic; the Tin Woodman , whose creator is the Master Tinker that can build "anything"; and the lion that attacks Finley, a reference to the Cowardly Lion. Similarly, Glinda is referred to by her title in the novel the Good Witch of the South , unlike the film, where her character's title is "Good Witch of the North" due to her character being merged with the Good Witch of the North. Glinda is also the daughter of the late King of Oz, though in the novels, Ozma is the King's daughter.

Theodora's tears leave streak-like scars on her face, reflecting her weakness to water in the original story. Also, Oz is presented as a real place as it is in the novel, and not as a possible dream as the film implies. Frank Baum's Oz books. However, Roy O. Disney , the chairman of Walt Disney Productions , was informed by Baum's estate that they had sold the film rights to the first book to Samuel Goldwyn , who re-sold it to Louis B.

Mayer in In , when the film rights to Baum's remaining thirteen Oz books were made available, Walt Disney Productions acquired them [22] for use in Walt Disney's television series Disneyland which led to the live-action film Rainbow Road to Oz , which was abandoned and never completed. When Wicked came out, screenwriter Mitchell Kapner felt he had missed his opportunity to explore the origins of the Wizard of Oz character.

Kapner, who had been reading the Oz series to his children, outlined the plots of the books. Roth stopped him on the sixth book, The Emerald City of Oz , which had some of the Wizard's backstory. Roth said:.

You've got your Sleeping Beauties , your Cinderellas and your Alices. But a fairy tale with a male protagonist is very hard to come by. But with the origin story of the Wizard of Oz, here was a fairy tale story with a natural male protagonist. Which is why I knew that this was an idea for a movie that was genuinely worth pursuing. President of production Sean Bailey commissioned Oz the Great and Powerful under the working title "Brick" during the tenure of chairman Dick Cook , who was succeeded by Rich Ross , and later Alan Horn , a succession in management rarely survived by a major studio release.

Roth initially sought Robert Downey Jr. Kapner adapted the character of the Wizard from the novels to conceptualize an original story, and Raimi ensured that the film would "nod lovingly" to the film by inserting references and homages to it.

Raimi opted to use practical sets in conjunction with computer-generated imagery during filming. Chroma key compositing was only used for background pieces.

Puppetry was employed for a physical version of the China Girl to serve as a visual key-point for actors to manipulate. Stromberg contrasted the colorful tonal qualities of Oz with the restrained appearance of Alice , affirming that although both films explore similar fantasy worlds, the overall atmosphere and landscape of each "are completely different.

Sam Raimi on recreating the Land of Oz under legalities. Although the film is a spiritual prequel to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz , it was not allowed legally to be considered as such.

The filmmakers had to toe a fine line between calling the film to mind but not infringing upon it. To that end, Disney had a copyright expert on set to ensure no infringement occurred. The production team worked under the constraint of abiding by the stipulations set forth by Warner Bros. Therefore, Disney was unable to use them nor any original character likenesses from the film. While Warner and Disney did not engage in copyright battle, they did file rival trademarks.

Patent and Trademark Office suspended Warner's attempt at a trademark because Disney had filed basically the same one a week earlier. In addition to the legal issues, the film was also faced with delays when several cast members went on hiatus due to unrelated commitments and circumstances. Rachel Weisz left halfway through the shoot to film her entire role in The Bourne Legacy , Michelle Williams was required to promote the release of My Week with Marilyn and Franco's father died during production.

Roth compared the task of managing overlapping schedules to "being an air-traffic controller. Composer Danny Elfman noted that the film's score was accessibly quick to produce, with a majority of the music being written in six weeks.

Let the melodrama be melodrama, let everything be what it is. I also think there's the advantage that I'm able to write narratively, and when I'm able to write narratively I can also move quicker because that's my natural instincts, I can tell a story in the music. Stargate for the soundtrack of the film. The single was released on February 19, by Island Records.

The site's critical consensus reads, "It suffers from some tonal inconsistency and a deflated sense of wonder, but Oz the Great and Powerful still packs enough visual dazzle and clever wit to be entertaining in its own right. Kim Newman , writing for Empire , gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and said, "If there are post- Harry Potter children who don't know or care about The Wizard Of Oz , they might be at sea with this story about a not-very-nice grownup in a magic land, but long-term Oz watchers will be enchanted and enthralled Mila Kunis gets a gold star for excellence in bewitchery and Sam Raimi can settle securely behind the curtain as a mature master of illusion.

Franco in particular hams it up and is often playing to the balcony The 3D is utilized just as it should be in a children's fantasy epic such as this — overtly, but with skill. Snowflakes, music boxes and mysterious animals all leap through the screen towards the audience as the story unfolds. Justin Chang of Variety had a mixed reaction, writing that the film "gets some mileage out of its game performances, luscious production design and the unfettered enthusiasm director Sam Raimi brings to a thin, simplistic origin story.

Here, too, the actors often look artificially superimposed against their CG backdrops, though the intensity of the fakery generates its own visual fascination. But just when you see Raimi's kinetic, signature style starting to unleash, the story forces the film back into its Disney shell to play to the masses. We're left with a film that's entertaining, a little scarier than you'd expect, but extremely inconsistent.

Richard Roeper , writing for Roger Ebert , noted the film's omnipresent visual effects but was largely disappointed by the performance of some cast members; " Even a sophisticated grade-schooler will find these doings weak and overblown.

If he 's not enchanted, how are we supposed to be? On March 7, , Variety confirmed that Disney has already approved plans for a sequel with Mitchell Kapner and Joe Roth returning as screenwriter and producer respectively.

News , "We're all signed on for sequels.

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