The Wizard of Oz – 1939 – ep 121

Old Millennials Remember Movies

11-01-2022 • 1 hr 31 mins

We're breaking all of the Old Millennials Remember Movies unwritten rules by talking about an 80-year-old classic to close out 2021....err, we mean jumpstart 2022! So, obviously, "The Wizard of Oz" is not an 80s movie, or a 90s movie, or, gasp, an early 2000s movie, but it's one of those legacy titles that can define a young person's movie-watching education. The 1939 fantasy musical, directed (mostly) by Victor Fleming and based on the L. Frank Baum novel, is known for its iconic characters, use of Technicolor, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and Judy Garland's ruby slippers, among many other things. It's also a movie about a trio of dopey sidekicks and the little dog that has more on-screen charisma than the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion put together. That's right, we said it! Those brainless, heartless, wimpy tag-alongs are kinda annoying! Old Millennials hosts Tyler and Angela came to "The Wizard of Oz" at different points in their childhood. Angela saw it a bunch of times at a young age thanks to her older sister and enthusiastic aunts. Tyler, however, didn't watch the movie in-full until sometime in high school, though "Oz" is so ingrained in popular culture, most kids know key bits (the Yellow Brick Road, "There's No Place Like Home," etc.) from other things. For this viewing, Tyler and Angela try to understand their previously unenthusiastic reactions to the movie, as well as what happened when they introduced their kids to Dorothy and her witch-murdering ways. Learn why Tyler thinks the movie is best when it's in black-and-white and if Angela can learn how to tolerate Bert Lahr's constant, cowardly moaning. Also in this episode, discussions on coma-inducing makeup, Munchkin pay scales and the old-fashioned wonderfulness of Parade Magazine. Find it in your local Sunday newspaper! Also discussed on this episode of Old Millennials Remember Movies Encanto (2021) The Matrix Resurrections (2021) The French Dispatch (2021) Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) Pig (2021) Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Being the Ricardos (2021) Don't Look Up (2021) The Rescue (2021) A Clusterfunke Christmas (2021)

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