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Plot: Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home
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JUST ANOTHER VANITY PIECE FOR DIANA ROSS
I have read some of the reviews and I don’t see how anyone could praise this movie. To me this was just a vanity piece for Diana Ross. The stage version of the Wiz, was pretty much a straight remake of the original only with a black cast. In this version however, the film was pretty much changed around to fit Diana and her whims. To me, Diana Ross peaked with her first film, “Lady Sings the Blues”. This film was a mess and a very schmaltzy for my taste.
No Brains. No Heart. No Courage. And, No Ruby Slippers!
To be honest – The Wiz was such a pathetic, gutless and downright despicable piece of putrid junk that it really only deserves nothing more than a minus-10 star-rating. Period.
With having nothing good to say about The Wiz, I really don’t quite know where to start tearing into it. To say that I hated this movie, in its entirety, would truly be an understatement.
From its forgettable songs, to its hammy performances, to its overlong dance numbers, to its grubby setting – The Wiz was, on all counts, a total embarrassment of lousy storytelling at its absolute nadir.
This film ultimately horks a slimy booger of contempt directly into the face of the original Wizard Of Oz from 1939 (as it also does at the book which was written by Frank Baum).
What inevitably wrecked The Wiz completely was, of course, the casting of Diana Ross as the contemptible Dorothy character. If ever there was a performance worthy of a “Razzie”, Ross’s Dorothy would, undoubtedly, be it.
You know, with the way I’m feeling right now, I’m absolutely sick of thinking about this absolutely crappy excuse for a movie-musical and, with that, I’m now gonna end my review by saying – Film-maker Sidney Lumet really should have been black-listed for his incompetent direction of this ultimate fiasco film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min), 2 hr 8 min (128 min) (UK), 2 hr 16 min (136 min) (uncut) (Finland), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (cut) (Finland)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer L. Frank Baum (novel), William F. Brown (book), Joel Schumacher (screenplay)
Actors Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Motown Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)