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Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Wiz (1978)

  • Diana Ross
  • Michael Jackson
  • Nipsey Russell
  • Ted Ross
  • Mabel King
  • Lena Horne
  • Richard Pryor

 An updated version of "The Wizard of Oz." Dorthy gets whisked from her
neighborhood to the mystical and nightmarish Land of Oz. All the
characters from the original are in this movie--but with an urban
flavor. Written by Afterburner {}
In this version of the classic story - based on the smash Broadway
musical - Dorothy is a shy 24-year-old Harlem kindergarten teacher who
is brought by a snowstorm to the mysterious Land of Oz, a sprawling,
decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the
physical characteristics of New York City. The re-telling of the tale
includes various urban settings, extreme sadness and melancholy, and
features themes of rising above one's background and the expectations
of others. Written by scgary66

Provided by Cinnemageddon user oldschool thru Funkback

Link to soundtrack review:

Various Artists produced by Quincy Jones - The Wiz (1978)


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