Wizard of Oz

Pajiba is reporting that Drew Barrymore has resurrected Surrender Dorothy for a possible follow-up to her directorial debut Whip It. This Wizard of Oz sequel was first announced in 2002 with a script by hot shot Zach Helm (who has become known as the mainstream version of Charlie Kaufman, with Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium) and with Barrymore originally set to star.  The project has been in development since 1999, with producer Robert Kosberg (12 Monkeys).

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Infographic: Famous Movie Quotes


FlowingData have converted some of the most famous movie quotes in this history of cinema into an infographic. Check it out, embedded after the jump.

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VOTD: How The Wizard of Oz Should Have Ended

How The Wizard of Oz Should Have Ended

HowItShouldHaveEnded.com has released a new animated installment, this time showing how The Wizard of Oz should have ended. For those wondering, it involves a munchkin, a gun, and a possibly not-so-good good witch. Watch the video now, embedded after the jump.

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Netflix To Stream The Wizard of Oz For Free Online


Netflix has announced that they will present a free and commercially uninterrupted online screening of the newly restored 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Full press release and details after the jump.

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Two years and one day ago, Peter told you about Warner Bros. intention to bring a new version of The Wizard of Oz to the big screen. The studio had licensed Todd McFarlane‘s Twisted Land of Oz action figure series, which portrays Dorothy as something of a bondage fanatic and the Tin Woodsman as the frightening man-chine at the head of this post, and set Josh Olson about writing a screenplay. At that time Olson was quoted as saying:

I want this to be Harry Potter dark, not Se7en dark.

Since then… nothing. Today, though, the story has resurfaced in a British newspaper. Does this mean that we’re on the verge of seeing this project come into the light?

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Warner Bros Home Video and Fathom Entertainment have announced a one-night only event which will bring The Wizard Of Oz back to the big screen in High Definition on September 23rd. The event is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the film classic. You can find a movie theater near you by entering your zip code in on the NCM Fathom website. Full press release after the jump.

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VOTD: Ray Tintori’s Death To The Tinman

death to the tinman

24-year-old Ray Tintori, directed Death To The Tinman as his undergraduate thesis film for Wesleyan University’s Film Studies program. Highly inspired by Wes Anderson and Guy Maddin, the 12-minute black and white short film is a very loose adaptation of the origin story of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. The short tells the story of a human lumberjack who is transformed into a metal man without a heart.

“Tintori transported the story’s basic premise to a surreal, rural 1940s South, replacing Oz magic with evangelical mysticism; pastors, congregations, and the Rapture replace flying monkeys and witches melting upon contact with water.”

The short premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it received an Honorable Mention for Short Filmmaking. It also played in the South by Southwest Film Festival and New York Film Festival. Tintori has gone on to a successful career directing music videos, working with MGMT, The Killers, Cool Kids and Chairlift. Ray is also currently developing a couple feature screenplays. Watch his short film, Death to the Tinman, after the jump.

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LOL: Canadian Filmmakers Festival Posters

The posters for the Canadian Filmmakers Festival parody classic films.

via: Nerdcore

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