Locarno 3D: Discovering a New Dimension
The Wizard of Oz will screen in 3D as international preview in Locarno on August 16th and 17th. Warner Bros. has in fact produced a 3D remastered version to mark the 75th anniversary of the movie, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s tale about a Kansas girl’s journey over the rainbow.
The Wizard of Oz opened at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 15, 1939. The film was directed by Victor Fleming (who that same year directed Gone with the Wind), produced by Mervyn LeRoy, and scored by Herbert Stothart, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. DOROTHY™ was portrayed by a sixteen-year-old girl who quickly earned her reputation as ”the world's greatest entertainer“ - the incomparable Judy Garland. Ray Bolger appeared as the SCARECROW™; Bert Lahr as the COWARDLY LION™, Jack Haley as the TIN MAN™. Frank Morgan was seen in six different roles, including that of the wonderful "Wizard of Oz" himself.
The movie received five Academy Award nominations®, including Best Picture (Outstanding Production), and captured two Oscars® – Best Song (Over the Rainbow) and Best Original Score – plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray 3D in several European territories in October 2013.
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