Special Sub-Topic: "The Wizard of Oz" Book vs. Movie
|Which one of the following "Kansas" characters were in the movie but not the book?|
Elmira Gulch. There is only one "pre-cyclone" chapter in the book. Also missing are Professor Marvel, Hunk, Zeke, and Hickory.
|Most of us are familiar with Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the movie, but what color were they in the book?|
silver. MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer decided to change the color to make them appealing in Technicolor.
|There doesn't seem to be anything special about Dorothy's blue and white gingham dress in the movie, but why is it significant in the book?|
White is the color of witches and blue is the color of the Munchkins.. This is pointed out by Boq, a Munchkin Dorothy meets on the beginning of her journey to Oz. In Oz, the land is divided into different areas, and each area is represented by its own color. Almost EVERYTHING in that area is the same color. So, Boq assumed Dorothy was a good witch because she was wearing the color of witches, and blue, the color of the Munchkins.
|In the book, the Tin Man can talk clearly when Dorothy and the Scarecrow first find him. In the movie, the Tin Man's mouth is stuck. What are the first words he attempts to say?
Oil can. It's kind of hard to understand what he's saying, but Dorothy understands him.
|Everyone who has seen the movie remembers the poppy field that the group must pass through right before they get to the Emerald City. However, in the book there is another challenge they must face before they reach the poppies, right before they cross the river. What is it?|
A great ditch. They crossed this giant ditch one at a time riding on the Lion's back. This is one of the examples that shows he really had courage all along. The Lion also saves them by pulling them across a fast flowing river.
|Going back to the poppy field - in the original movie, the Good Witch makes it snow to wake the sleeping Dorothy and Cowardly Lion. In the book, the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman carry Dorothy away from the poppy field to wake her up. How is the Cowardly Lion saved?|
He is pulled out by mice.. The Tin Woodman saves the Queen of all the Field Mice from a great Wildcat. In thanks, the Queen has her subjects haul the Cowardly Lion off on a wooden truck.
|What are Dorothy and the other travellers asked to wear before entering the Emerald City in the book?|
green glasses. In the movie, it appears everything really is green. In the book, it is revealed that the Wizard had asked all of the City's inhabitants to wear green glasses, to make everything appear green.
|One of the most intense moments of the movie for me was when the group walked in together to see the Wizard of Oz. However in the book, each character goes in on his own. Which of the following correctly matches the correct character with what he saw in the throne room?|
Cowardly Lion - Ball of Fire (Dorothy - Auntie Em, Tin Woodman - Rain Cloud, Scarecrow - A Lighted Match). The Cowardly Lion saw a Ball of Fire, Dorothy an Enormous Head, Tin Woodman a Lovely Lady, and Scarecrow a Terrible Beast.
|The death of the Wicked Witch is similar in both the book and the movie, but what is the reason Dorothy threw water on the Witch in the MOVIE?|
The Witch had a fire to burn the Scarecrow.. In the book, Dorothy trips on a magically hidden iron bar, therefore losing her shoe. She is so angry that she threw a bucket of water on the Witch. Being the model of virtue and courtesy that she is, Dorothy cleans up the remaining mess of the Wicked Witch before she retrieves her shoe and goes on her way.
|The phrase "There's no place like home" is a familiar phrase to almost everyone, but what words does Dorothy utter while clicking her heels together three times, as written by L. Frank Baum?|
"Take me home to Aunt Em!". Scarecrow is made ruler of the Emerald City, the Tin Woodman is made ruler over the Winkies, and the Lion is made ruler over the forest beasts.
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