November 6, 1998

The Wizard of Oz

wizardThis may have been the first time I had seen this movie on a big movie screen. If not, it might as well have been, as the restored print was a revelation. It was amazing what details I noticed. I could see the "straw lines" the makeup artists painted on the Scarecrow's cheeks. The opening Kansas scenes are in glorious sepia tones instead of ordinary black and white. (Hoyt's Falmouth Cinemas)