Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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Oscar Diggs escapes from the circus he works for and lands in the Land of Oz where he meets a witch, Theodora. She assumes that he is a wizard who has been hired to kill her competitor.
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Cast: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz

Crew: Sam Raimi (Director), Peter Deming (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 08 Mar 2013 (India)

Tagline: In Oz, nothing is what it seems

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Taglines:
In Oz, nothing is what it seems
Oz will amaze.
The land you know. The story you don't.
Find yourself in Oz.
Goofs:
Continuity
When Oz and Theodora flee from the crash site, Theodora's boots are flat; moments later, when he boosts her into the cave, the boots have high heels.

Continuity
When the hot air balloon gets pulled in to the tornado, the top hat is snatched off his head by the wind. When gravity is affected, the hat comes up out of the basket.

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When Oz first meets Theordora, his bag disappears from his hands then reappears twice. The first time is when the fairy spits on him and he covers his face, the second is when he conjures the magic flowers.

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When Oz is talking to Glinda about leaving and packing his bag, he puts the deck of cards into his bag and the table is mostly empty. Next shot the cards are laying on the table again. Finally, he picks the deck up for a second time and places them in the bag.

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When Theodora starts to remove her red coat at the camp fire, her pendant disappears between shots.

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Throughout the movie, the facial hair thickness of the Oz was not as it was at the beginning shots of the movie. The thickness of the hair slightly changed between short to shorter, then back to normal.

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Glinda's hair changes from scene to scene near the end. A string of hair is visible then it disappears.

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There's a string on Theodora's hat before and after she and Oz are at the waterfall, but it's missing while they're hiding inside the cave behind it.

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When Oz flees the circus, he escapes by cutting the tether rope that the circus strong man is pulling towards himself. However, in the previous shot, there are clearly two ropes holding the balloon to the ground.

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When Oz and Theodora are standing outside the waterfall, the string on her hat is alternately in front of her ear and behind her ear.

Revealing Mistakes
When Oz is telling Glinda his battle plan, he hands her a book. She thumbs through the book. In the process, you see the exact same page appear twice. It is the one with the trick box diagram. The wording on the pages is exactly the same.

Revealing Mistakes
When Oscar takes off, the hot air balloon would not have traveled far as the burner was off.
Trivia:
Mila Kunis starred in the movie "Ted" and Ted's neighbor Ming had a duck named James Franco.

John C. Reilly was considered for the role of Frank.

Blake Lively was offered the role of Glinda, but chose to do Oliver Stone's Savages (2012) instead.

Before Sam Raimi signed on to direct the film, directors Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman were also reported to be top candidates.

This is the third time Mila Kunis circles a role in "Oz". She previously appeared in a stage production of "The Wizard of Oz" in third grade, and additionally starred as Dorothy in a parody on That '70s Show (1998).

Christoph Waltz was in early talks to play a role.

A puppet of the China Girl was used on set.

Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall were considered for the roles of the witches.

James Franco and Mila Kunis previously appeared together as the bizarre couple "Taste" and "Whippit" in Date Night (2010).

To prepare for his role as a circus magician, James Franco received training with magician Lance Burton.

After the tornado sequence, just before Oz loses control of the balloon, one of the nearby mountaintops is in the shape of the Wicked Witch on a broom.

The Emerald City flag's lion is strongly reminiscent of the MGM lion logo (The Wizard of Oz (1939) was produced by MGM).

Zach Braff and Joey King were on set to record their dialogue simultaneously with the other actors, whenever their CG characters (Finley and the China Girl) were present in a scene.

Bert Lahr's great-grandson, played a tinker in the movie. Bert Lahr was the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

When Oz and Finley first meet, they are almost attacked by a lion. Oz manages to scare it away, hinting at the fact that it is a "cowardly lion", an essential staple of Wizard of Oz lore.

Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp were both offered the role of Oz. Downey wasn't interested; Depp liked the role but was already committed to The Lone Ranger (2013).

In the opening credits, you can see two figures dancing together. If you look closely at the shadow they cast, it appears to look like the Wicked Witch of the West.
Movie Connection(s):
References: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (English)
References: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (English)
References: Pete's Dragon (English)
References: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (English)
References: King Kong (English)
Followed by: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (English)
Follows: The Wizard of Oz (English)