- Southern California
I have seen Oz on the big screen once years ago, between restorations--they still used the reel change to go from Sepia to full Technicolor instead of Sepia to Color when Dorothy opens the door as it is now. Great fun and an opportunity to see detail that just isn't apparent on even most "big screen" televisions these days. For example, I've always been a fan of practical makeup effects, and seeing how near-flawless the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion makeups were was fascinating to me. And, of course, the wardrobe designs on all of the characters--so much effort spent on "Munchkins" that were barely seen. Brilliant!I've run Oz several times from a real 35mm Technicolor print, and if you ever get the chance to see one screened, don't miss it. The moment when Kansas gives way to Technicolor -- *real* projected Technicolor, not video/digital approximations of it, always produces an "OOOOOOOH!" from the audience.