Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Wizard of Oz
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John Woo has directed not only big-name Hollywood movies, but also popular Hong Kong action films. He witnessed a lot of crime and violence in his neighborhood. However ,The Wizard of Oz really inspired him most. They reminded him that life wasn’t just violence and despair.
Since it was first released in 1939, through subsequent re-releases and annual television showings, THE WIZARD OF OZ has become an American classic. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1939, possibly the most amazingly productive year in Hollywood history. In 1989, THE WIZARD OF OZ was one of the first movies ever named to the National Film Registry.
THE WIZARD OF OZ has not been colorized. The film was originally shot in both sepia-toned (which means brownish-tinted) black-and-white and Technicolor. The sequences in Kansas were in black-and-white and the Oz sequences were in Technicolor. Most of the people who remember THE WIZARD OF OZ being a black-and-white movie grew up watching it on black-and-white TVs, which of course, didn't differentiate between the Kansas and Oz sequences.
In 1997 Woo found himself in a new land and new culture. 1997(Face/Off)
2000(Mission: Impossible 2)2002(Windtalkers)2003(Paycheck) all his famous movie in Hollywood. He is the best in the world. We should learn somethings to him!


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