Oz in the News 4.7.14

533efab3385ea.imageOak View Principal’s office turned into magical land of Oz for April Fools Day  Oak View Campus Monitor Treavor Maddux surprised Principal Sam Spencer for the fifth year in a row with an elaborate April Fools Day prank that transformed Spencer’s office into a place of wonder and awe.  This year’s original theme was The Wizard of Oz, complete with a handmade house falling on the Wicked Witch of the East right inside Spencer’s office. The office also had a yellow brick road, a metal windmill, a flying monkey, Kansas mural, a television with scenes from the Wizard of Oz movie, and even a hot air balloon falling from the ceiling. Maddux said the project took about 20 hours to complete.

‘Once Upon a Time’ season 3: Rebecca Mader discusses Wicked Witch make-up, nightmares from ‘Wizard of Oz’  “Between the hair and the costume and the hat and then the lighting, there’s been so much to play with in creating Zelena. But it’s not easy to get off, especially when it’s been on for twelve hours. It’s the oil that takes the paint off my face, plus two other people and hot, wet towels does the trick.”

Ding-dong! In this tale, it’s Dorothy who must die  Amy Gumm, with her pink hair and knockoff clothing, is a teenager who’s willing to do anything to get out of her trailer-park life in Flat Hill. Though armed with tons of gumption, she’s not liked at school or at home, where her single mom leaves Amy to fend for herself in an oncoming tornado.  It’s a doozy, too, and like the one that took Dorothy on a magical journey decades before, this windy disaster transports Amy to Oz. She watched The Wizard of Oz enough as a child to know what Oz is supposed to look like. However, the landscape Amy finds is the apocalyptic version — a bombed-out dystopia where there’s still a Yellow Brick Road, but the magic has been literally sucked out of the ground.

WIZARD OF OZ & More Set for TCM’s Classic Film Festival  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has announced that six of their classic films with upcoming tent-pole Blu-ray™ anniversary and special editions will be featured at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival from April 10-13 in Hollywood. The films include the timeless The Wizard of Oz 75th anniversary, now in stunning IMAX® 3D.  Emmy Award®-winning producer and best-selling author John Fricke will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with a talk entitled Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career. (Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m). Screening to follow that evening at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® at 7:30 p.m.

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