Last night I happened to catch "The Wizard of Oz" on TBS and given the Rockoff reading for this week I thought I would watch for a few minutes. It had been quite a few years since I had seen the film and I haven't seen it that many times, yet I knew all the songs and many of the quotes. This is because the Wizard of Oz is so permeated in our culture. I'm not really sure that I understand why, but I thought that I would take a few minutes to point out some of its influences.
Check out the images in the album "What is it about the Wizard of Oz" for some visuals.
Re-makes and Re-imaginings:
- The Wiz
- Return to Oz
- The Muppet's Wizard of Oz
- Tin Man
Movies which quote The Wizard of Oz (to name a few):
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Pop culture influenced by the Wizard of Oz:
- Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"
- Star Wars
Know of any other pop culture references? Share them in the comments!