Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Like many films featured in this column, The Wizard of Oz was very influential in making me the movie geek I am today, which is quite astounding, really. Considering how most young people feel about vintage movies and “ugly” black and white (yes, I’ve heard people say that and yes, I should have murdered them on the spot and I apologize for my inaction allowing them to keep on sucking air away from the rest of us) the fact that this movie is still a family film staple is quite incredible. The film hasn’t lost any of its luster and may even have grown more impactful over the years.
From the transition from black and white reality to the dazzling Technicolor fantasy to the fantastic musical numbers and the playful skirting of some truly terrifying imagery The Wizard of Oz has proven to be a legitimate timeless classic. So, it’s only natural we get some Oz love here.
And so we have this nice shot of director Victor Fleming (at least I’m pretty sure that’s him) organizing a shot with Dorothy and the munchkins. Here’s the picture, once again courtesy of reader Pat Barnett. Click to embiggen!
Ask tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic how it got so good at killing people.