Oz in the News 6.4.13

Tin%203DOff to see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 3-D and on IMAX  The theatrical stint will begin Sept. 20 and run for one week in IMAX’s 400 theaters nationwide, including those in museums. The movie, which will not appear on standard screens, will get a limited international release, but details are not yet final. Studio execs hope to come at audiences with an enhanced look at the yellow brick road: namely, digitally enhanced sound and images to bring Dorothy and company into 3-D and IMAX’s colossal format. Warner Bros. quietly remastered the film for months before bringing the reel to IMAX for a test run. “The sound was exceptional, the sharpness was exceptional,” says Foster. “But it’s the color that stands out. What they could do is truly amazing, maybe what people felt when they first saw it.”

‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Bloodless’ and ‘Cinderella’ lead Dora nominations  “The Wizard of Oz,” “Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare” and “Cinderella” are the leading contenders for this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards with nine nominations apiece. All three were named in the categories of best production and best ensemble as nominations for the 34th annual awards were announced Monday. “The Wizard of Oz,” which Mirvish Productions plans to tour after Labour Day, also got nominations including best direction by Jeremy Sams and acting nods for Cedric Smith and Lisa Horner.

7 Questions With ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Star Zach Braff  “Sam Raimi asked me to visit his office to discuss the project. We talked for a while and I guess I made him laugh, which helped. He showed me an animatic sequence where a couple of the movie’s characters run along a cliff. In the scene, they all jump off and Oscar screams: “What are you doing? Why are you jumping off the cliff?” At that stage, there was no line for the flying monkey, so I added a joke and Sam started dying with laughter. I thought to myself, ‘Great. I think I’ve got the part.'”

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