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Die Originalstory von L. Frank Baum verlegte William F. Brown nach Harlem in New York City in das Milieu einer afro-amerikanischen Familie. Dorothy ist Kindergärtnerin und lebt mit ihrem Hund Toto bei Tante Emma und Onkel Henry. Nach einem. The Wiz – Das zauberhafte Land ist ein US-amerikanisches Musical von William F. Brown, das von Sidney Lumet verfilmt wurde. Es basiert auf dem Buch. The Wiz steht für: Iz the Wiz (eigentlich Michael Martin), war ein US-amerikanischer Streetart-Künstler, einer der ersten und bekanntesten Graffiti-Künstler der. novytoys.online - Kaufen Sie The Wiz - Das zauberhafte Land günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details. The Wiz - Das zauberhafte Land [dt./OV]. (2)2 Std. 14 Min Dorothy (Diana Ross) ist eine scheue Kindergärtnerin in Harlem die, als sie während eines.
The Wiz - Das zauberhafte Land [dt./OV]. (2)2 Std. 14 Min Dorothy (Diana Ross) ist eine scheue Kindergärtnerin in Harlem die, als sie während eines. The Wiz steht für: Iz the Wiz (eigentlich Michael Martin), war ein US-amerikanischer Streetart-Künstler, einer der ersten und bekanntesten Graffiti-Künstler der. The Wiz - Zauberer von Oz. nach L. Frank Baums "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". The Wiz. Deutsch von Roman Hinze 7D / 9H, Orchesterbesetzung: Reed I (Picc.
The Scarecrow hopes the Wiz might be able to give him the one thing he feels that he lacks — a brain. The Tin Man and Lion join them on their quest to find the Wiz, hoping to gain a heart and courage, respectively.
En route to the Emerald City, the adventurers must pass through a subway controlled by a crazy peddler a homeless man who controls evil puppets.
Other deadly monsters all awaken and try to kill the group such as trash cans that try to crush Scarecrow by his arms, a fuse box electrocuting Tinman, and the pillars that try to crush Dorothy , but the Lion bravely rescues his friends by fighting off the monsters.
They narrowly escape the subway, only to encounter flamboyant prostitutes known as the "Poppy" Girls a reference to the poppy field from the original story.
Finally reaching the Emerald City, the four friends gains passage into the city because of Dorothy's ownership of the silver slippers.
They marvel at the spectacle of the city and its sophisticated, fashion-forward dancers. They are granted an audience with the Wiz, who lives at the very top of the Towers and appears to them as a giant fire-breathing metallic head.
He will only grant their wishes if they kill the sister of the Wicked Witch of the East, Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West , who runs a sweatshop in the underground sewers of Oz.
After a long chase, the Flying Monkeys succeed in capturing their targets and bring them back to Evillene. Vengeful for Dorothy having killed her sister, she dismembers the Scarecrow, flattens the Tin Man, and hangs the Lion up by his tail in hopes of making Dorothy give her the silver shoes.
When she threatens to throw Toto into a fiery cauldron, Dorothy nearly gives in until the Scarecrow hints to her to activate a fire sprinkler switch, which she does.
The sprinklers put out the fire but also melt Evillene, who is allergic to water. She is flushed down into her throne, the lid of which slams shut like a toilet.
With Evillene dead, her spells lose their power: the Winkies are freed from their permanent costumes revealing attractive humans underneath and their sweatshop tools disappear.
They break into song-and-dance " Everybody Rejoice " and praise Dorothy as their emancipator. The Flying Monkeys give her and her friends a triumphant ride back to the Emerald City.
Upon arriving, the quartet takes a back door into the Wiz's quarters and discovers that he is a "phony", due to the fact that the Wiz is actually Herman Smith, a failed politician from Atlantic City, New Jersey, who was transported to Oz when a balloon he was flying to promote his campaign to become the city dogcatcher was lost in a storm.
She clicks her heels together three times. She looks up and discovers she is back near home with Toto in her arms and walks into the apartment after repeating the phrase "There's no place like home.
All songs written by Charlie Smalls , unless otherwise noted. When Motown star Diana Ross asked Gordy if she could be cast as Dorothy, he declined, saying that Ross—then 33 years old—was too old for the role.
Gordy and Cohen agreed to the deal. Pauline Kael , a film critic, described Ross's efforts to get the film into production as "perhaps the strongest example of sheer will in film history.
After film director John Badham learned that Ross was going to play the part of Dorothy, he decided not to direct the film, and Cohen replaced him with Sidney Lumet.
She's a terrific actress and a great dancer, but she's not this character. She's not the little six-year-old girl Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
I hated the script a lot. But it was hard to argue with [Ross] because she was recognizing in this script all of this stuff that she had worked out in est seminars.
During production, Lumet felt that the finished film would be "an absolutely unique experience that nobody has ever witnessed before.
They made a brilliant movie, and even though our concept is different — they're Kansas, we're New York; they're white, we're black, and the score and the books are totally different — we wanted to make sure that we never overlapped in any area.
By the start of development on The Wiz in , he and his brothers The Jacksons had left Motown for Epic Records after the release of their tenth album Moving Violation , though Jackson had yet to make a solo album since his fourth album Forever, Michael.
Rob Cohen , head of Motown Productions, thought Jackson would be perfect for the role of the Scarecrow, and approached Berry Gordy with the idea, who agreed, though director Sidney Lumet was harder to convince.
Jackson's father, Joseph Jackson , was wary of the project and saw it as a threat to the Jacksons group cohesion. Cohen moved Michael and his sister La Toya Jackson into a Manhattan apartment, allowing him to be on his own for the first time.
During the production, he became a frequent visitor to New York's famous Studio Jackson was dedicated to the Scarecrow role, and watched videotapes of gazelles , cheetahs and panthers in order to learn graceful movements for his part.
During the production of the film, Jackson asked Quincy Jones who he would recommend as a producer on a yet unrecorded solo album project. Jones, impressed by Jackson's professionalism, talent and work ethic on the film, offered to be producer of what became Off The Wall , then later on the hugely successful albums Thriller and Bad Ted Ross and Mabel King were brought in to reprise their respective roles from the stage musical, while Nipsey Russell was cast as the Tin Man.
Quincy Jones was the musical supervisor and music producer for the film. Critics panned The Wiz upon its October release. Hollywood , the author criticized the script, noting, " The Wiz was too scary for children, and too silly for adults.
Jackson's performance as the Scarecrow was one of the only positively reviewed elements of the film, with critics noting that Jackson possessed "genuine acting talent" and "provided the only genuinely memorable moments.
I'll never forget that. The New York Times analyzed the film within a discussion of the genre of blaxploitation : "As the audience for blaxploitation dwindled, it seemed as if Car Wash and The Wiz might be the last gasp of what had been a steadily expanding black presence in mainstream filmmaking.
Petersburg Times noted, "Of course, it only took one flop like The Wiz to give Hollywood an excuse to retreat to safer i.
Yet, without blaxploitation there might not have been another generation of black filmmakers, no Denzel Washington or Angela Bassett , or they might have taken longer to emerge.
To appreciate just how outmoded, deceptive and limiting it is, consider the following, all of which have been described as black films,. Despite its lack of critical or commercial success in its original release, The Wiz became a cult classic ,  especially because it features Michael Jackson in his first starring theatrical film role.
Jackson later starred in films such as Disney 's Captain EO in , the anthology film Moonwalker in and the posthumous documentary This Is It in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life and is shy and unfulfilled.
When she gets caught in a snowstorm while chasing her dog Toto, they're transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she's informed that the only way she can find her way home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in Emerald City.
As she searches for him, she befriends some creatures who face problems in their lives. In their quest to find the wizard, they also face Evillene, the equally-evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz; Evillene might be their biggest obstacle.
Written by Huggo. A good artist knows the ins and outs of his genre and creates works that clearly belong with others of the same type.
A great artist knows more than one genre, crosses their boundaries and unites things that aren't supposed to belong together, creating a new genre of his own.
In this film, director Sidney Lumet - who has proved himself as a good director with his mastery of gritty realism - tries to cross those boundaries and unite his gritty style with the film musical.
He pours his ingredients into the wicked witch's cauldron, mixes them together The first point of contention has to be the grossly mis-cast Diana Ross as Dorothy.
I have read in various places that she gained the part from playing personal politics and schmoozing with the honchos at Universal.
As this game has no honour whatsoever, I see no reason to be diplomatic when talking about how damn awful she was at this part. Not only was she too old to be a convincing Dorothy, but she just could not act to save herself.
Granted, her singing in the movie is mature and soulful, but this only makes the acting seem even more awkward and out-of-place in comparison.
Combine this with Lumet's tendency to stage scenes with a master shot with so few cutaways, close-ups or focus on the finer details of choreography or design.
Then notice a lack of flow from once scene to another, and everything seems so out of place that by the time the characters arrive at the Emerald City, it's VERY hard to be interested in the movie.
The later highlights such as Mabel King's performance as Evillene and Lena Horne's performance as Glinda fade into the obscurity that the film has inflicted upon itself.
Like or hate the music, but the material and the performances could have been much better served by a script that didn't scream out its point at every opportunity and direction that occasionally inter-cut some of the finer details with the 'big picture'.
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