The Wizard of Oz Essay

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Jose Munguia Professor Hartmann English 152-03 1 December 2013 Success of the Wizard of Oz through Television The Wizard of Oz was a spectacular movie. The decade around Oz paved the way for many other amazing movies, which created new genres and set new standards for what a movie should be like. Some of the amazing movies that also came out during 1939 were: Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Mice and Men, Love Affair, The Hunchback to Notre Dame, and many other great award winning movies (Films101). Each of these movies have been awarded for their amazing directors, story, actors and visual effects. However, out of all of these movies there has only been one that has been called the most popular movie ever, The Wizard of Oz. It has been played on television since 1955 and is still being played today. Some argue that Gone with the Wind is the best movie of all time with its many awards. Gone with the Wind has been awarded in 1939 by The Academy Awards for best movie. While this true The Wizard of Oz became more popular due to the high demand of it being on television. Its like comparing Microsoft to Apple. Apple is very successful and was the first to start it all but Microsoft overall became more popular because its price fairness and quality. Without television, many wouldn't remember the Wizard of Oz and its great story. The Wizard of Oz is still the number one movie ever in America and looks like it will stay on top for the far future. Most of America would agree The Wizard of Oz is one of the best stories ever written along with Stagecoach and Gone with the Wind in 1939 However, the Wizard of Oz was not as popular as the other two during the time the story was written. Many would argue that this story would not have been very successful without the introduction of television, especially colored television. Would the

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