The Wiz

Synopsis: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher, born; raised; and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn't seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in Emerald City. As she goes searching for him, she befriends some creatures who are facing problems in life just as she is. In their quest to find and get help from the wizard, they also face Evillene, the equally evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch, whom Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz, and who may be their biggest obstacle in achieving their goals.
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

Oh, hello there, honey!

- Nice to see you!

- This is my son.

How do you do?

Dorothy, this here's Gil Warren.

- Hi.

- It's so good to see you.

Don't worry, Gil.

She's just shy.

I brought you some tea.

Look! Here they come.

Come on, they're coming!


We're getting ready

to set the table.

Take these checkers someplace else.

Here, you take these.

Come on, Henry, be careful.

Come on.

- Oh, man, you always drop the checkers when I'm...

- That's the way you win!

Toto! Toto! Toto baby!

# Put your arms around me, child #

# Like when you bumped your shin #

# Then you'll know

I love you now #

# As I loved you then #

# Though you may be

trying sometimes #

# And I need you

and you're not there #

# You know I may get mad #

# And turn away #

# But you know that I still care #

# Don't lose the feeling that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Though you're growin' older now #

# And I'm watching you grow #

# I know I make you

sad sometimes #

# And I see your feelings show #

# But one day I'll look around #

# Yeah #

# And you will be grown #

# You'll be out in the world

such a pretty girl #

# But you'll be on your own #

# And I'd like to know it's there #

# The feelin' that we have #

# Knowing that you

can come to me #

# Whenever you are sad #

# Child, I'd like

to know it's there #

# The feeling that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling

that we have #

# Don't lose the feeling ##

# Lose it #

# Lose it #

# I don't even know

the first thing #

# About what they're feelin' #

# What am I afraid of #

# Don't know what I'm made of #

# Can I go on #

# Not knowin' #

# Feelin', feelin' #

# Somethin' tells me

that it's more than I #

# Can deal with #

# Though I never knew the song #

# Some words still catch on #

# Like carin' #

# And sharin' #

# Being together #

# No matter #

# Can I go on #

# Not knowin' #

# Don't know what I'm made of #

# Why am I afraid of #

# Feelin' #

# Feelin' #

# If I dared to take a chance #

# Would someone #

# Lead me ##

Emergency snow alert is now in effect.

No automobiles are to be driven

without snow tires or chains.

Winds up to 45 miles per hour...

That was a great dinner, Emma.

- That baby!

- You're a grandpa!

- Our daughter's fine.

- Mmm.

But Dorothy.

Give her time, honey.

Give her time.

Those dishes

ain't gonna wash themselves.

Mrs. Warren's son

looks real fine, don't he?

Aunt Em, please,

no more matchmaking.

Did you make the decision

about that new school yet?

It's no decision to make.

But, honey, it's a chance

to teach in high school.

Get away from that kindergarten

once and for all. It's more money.

But besides the money, it's a chance

for you to be with older students.

Almost adults.

- I like it with the kids, Aunt Em.

- I know you do, honey.

And you're a fine teacher.

But that's why I think you'd

enjoy teachin' high school.

Have a chance to be with

the students for four years...

...such an important time

in their development.

I'm really happy

with the kids, Aunt Em.

But you been there

for three years already.

It's time you got out of that sandbox and

into some new people, new neighborhood.

Girl, do you know you're

Never been south of 125th Street?

Well, you haven't.

Oh, here we go again.

You get me so worked up...

...that I'm beginning

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Joel Schumacher

Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Schumacher rose to fame after directing hit films of his decade St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987) and Flatliners (1990). He later went on to direct John Grisham adaptations The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996). His films Falling Down (1993) and 8mm (1999) competed for Palme d'Or and Golden Bear respectively. In 1993, he signed on to direct the next installments of the Batman film series. Schumacher-directed Batman films Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) received mixed-to-negative reactions from both critics and the public. After the Batman films, Schumacher pulled back from blockbusters and returned to making minimalist films such as Tigerland (2000) and Phone Booth (2002), both earning positive reviews. He also directed The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Number 23 (2007) and two episodes of House of Cards. Known for casting young actors, Schumacher helped actors like Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew McConaughey to launch careers. more…

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