The Wizard of Oz inspired this poster, and the world of cinema, uniting audiences andprofessionals alike. The era’s technical mastery made possible the coexisting genres in thework: fantasy, poetry, musical.
The film showcased Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and influenced countless directorsincluding David Lynch and John Boorman, not to mention a certain Michael Jackson.
In 1927, Fritz Lang universalized his female robot in Metropolis. In 1939, Victor Flemingimmortalized all the characters surrounding Judy Garland, including that wonderful tin manwho wished “he only had a heart.”
Let’s follow that road.