(Semon eventually suffered from a breakdown and passed away under somewhat mysterious circumstances in 1928. He was 39 years old.). Semon wrote, directed, produced and starred. The wizard. It was his dream project, his baby. Now its time to see how he did. Yes, by all means, add a new frame story. The story opens with an elderly toy maker (Larry semon) reading the story.
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Is this really a hidden gem? Lets take a look at the movie and see if it deserves the critical drubbing it receives. In order to give this film an even break, i am not going to be doing any comparisons to the judy garland-helmed classic. (For the record, i like that version and feel it deserves it place in the publics heart, though it is not in my top ten.) i am going to do my best to approach the movie with fresh eyes and look at it only. The man in charge, folks! And who is this Larry semon? He was a comedian noted for his comedy spectacles and frantic pace. He gained popularity in silent shorts but anybody who was anybody was moving up to features. In his book, the silent Clowns, walter Kerr noted that Semon lived in terror of losing his comedic appeal. He filled notebooks with gag ideas and tried to stuff as many jokes into his films as possible.
Generally speaking, only the finest or most popular films with the biggest stars are made available. The wizard of resume oz is something of an outlier. You see, it is widely considered to be one of the worst silent films ever made. Why would this film receive release when other, better films are still waiting their turn? Well, sharing source material with one of the most beloved family films ever made certainly helped. Come on, how bad can it be? But is it really so bad? Do critics judge this movie harshly because the 1939 version is so popular?
How bad could it be? Update: This film contains some pretty awful racial humor. I know some viewers like to pull hotel the we cant expect an old movie to be pc! Card when discussing this film but this is an example of silent fans being intentionally obtuse. African-American moviegoers, writers and thinkers did object to stereotypes in films and did voice those objections. Ignoring this fact does not mean it never happened. Silent films dont get very many home video releases compared to movies of other eras.
T he wizard. A wonderful tale for children. It has everything a parent could wish for. You think oz shouldnt have any of those things? Well, dont tell Larry semon, writer-director-producer-star of this version. Bonus: I will also be reviewing the 1985 film, return to oz, a sorta sequel to the 1939 classic that enjoys a cult following of its own. Click here to skip to the talkie review. Home media availability: Released on dvd and, blu-ray.
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Release date: (usa see more also Known As: A nagy kvízválasztó see more » Filming Locations: Sheffield Park Station, Bluebell railway, east Sussex, England, uk see more » Edit Box Office Opening weekend: 207,345 (United Kingdom 12 november 2006, limited Release Opening weekend usa: 37,141. Trivia james Corden and Dominic cooper starred together previously in the the critically acclaimed play and film The history boys. See more » goofs During the 'university Challenge' competition, Brian answers a question with "Calcium Sulphite" and the question-master says he gave the correct answer of "Calcium Sulphate" (a different compound). An alternative interpretation is that because Brian comes from Essex, he would pronounce "sulphate" like "sulphite". See more »"s Brian Jackson : trying to talk to rebecca at a political rally could we go somewhere. See more » Crazy credits During the opening credits the theme music from the bbc program University Challenge (1962 which the title of the film refers to, is played. See more » Connections featured in Siskel ebert: Zodiac/Gray matters/Wild Hogs/Smarter for 10 (2007) see more » soundtracks Situation Performed by yazoo (as yaz) Written by Alison moyet, vince Clarke published by sony/atv songs llc o/b/o sony/atv music Publishing uk ltd.
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Edit, storyline, in 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own healthy sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He's smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat. Written by plot Summary, plot Synopsis, plot keywords: university mini skirt voyeur blonde girl in panties. See all (188) genres: Comedy, drama, romance, sport, motion Picture rating mpaa ). Rated pg-13 for sexual content, language and a scene of drug use. See all certifications parents guide: view content advisory edit, details, country: uk, usa, language: English.