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(The Hollywood Reporter)   To celebrate their 90th anniversary, Warner Brothers is set to piss on The Wizard of Oz by rereleasing it in 3-D. Well, at least they didn't reboot it with Rebecca Black as Dorothy   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 59
    More: Stupid, Warner Brothers, William Friedkin, rebecca black, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Baker, Richard Donner, Barry Meyer, Warner Home Video  
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2012-10-04 10:07:33 AM
www.alicia-logic.com

Best Dorothy ever
 
2012-10-04 10:22:45 AM
Just let it go. 3-D is dead, man.
 
2012-10-04 10:24:59 AM
awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.
 
2012-10-04 10:25:40 AM
Just give me 90 minutes of 3-D flying monkeys and I'll go. I don't want any singing or dancing. I don't want munchkins or good witch/bad witch shiat. Just flying monkeys. Give me that and give me some high grade acid and I'm there.
 
2012-10-04 10:28:51 AM
DON'T GIVE THEM ANY IDEAS
 
2012-10-04 10:29:54 AM
now you can drop ACID and sync it with Dark Side of the Moon instead of just weed.
 
2012-10-04 10:33:10 AM

strangeguitar: Just give me 90 minutes of 3-D flying monkeys and I'll go. I don't want any singing or dancing. I don't want munchkins or good witch/bad witch shiat. Just flying monkeys. Give me that and give me some high grade acid and I'm there.


Munchkinland is a tripper's Shangri-La
 
2012-10-04 10:38:24 AM

Wellon Dowd: Just let it go. 3-D is dead, man.


3D is not dead. I am confident there will be many great 3D movies in the future that will use the technology appropriately and to the advantage of the movie. They will be worth seeing, in 3D.

Here we have a movie that was conceived as a 2D movie as the technology was decades away. Thus none of the scene were designed with the what it would look like in 3D in mind. Thus there is really nothing 3D could really add to the movie.

Show old 2D movies in 2D.
Show old black-and-white movies in black and white.
Show silent movies with no sound other than music that was meant to be played with them.

If it monkey with an old film let it be to remove scratches from the masters, to restore color and sound to what was intended when they were created, restore scene cut by various censors, etc.
 
2012-10-04 10:41:42 AM
Follow the yellow brick road...

blogs.ocweekly.com
 
2012-10-04 10:48:16 AM
Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

bbsimg.ngfiles.com

/Have a weakness for head size mellons
//All the real trouble I've had in my life has been related to large breasted women
 
2012-10-04 10:49:09 AM
bbsimg.ngfiles.com


/Oh yea!
 
2012-10-04 10:50:22 AM

devilEther: strangeguitar: Just give me 90 minutes of 3-D flying monkeys and I'll go. I don't want any singing or dancing. I don't want munchkins or good witch/bad witch shiat. Just flying monkeys. Give me that and give me some high grade acid and I'm there.

Munchkinland is a tripper's Shangri-La


Not for me. I dosed and watched WoO in the late 80s (w/o the Pink Floyd music). The Munchkinland scene made me almost slip into a bad trip. For some reason the flying monkeys calmed me, and made me feel all was right with the world.
 
2012-10-04 10:52:03 AM

devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.


0/10
 
2012-10-04 10:53:43 AM

physt: [bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 278x320]

/Oh yea!


Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Maya Rudolph in that pic?
 
2012-10-04 10:59:50 AM
I read that and thought tori black...
/follow the dirt road... you big dark skinned munchkin
 
2012-10-04 11:00:48 AM
 
2012-10-04 11:03:02 AM

physt: Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

bbsimg.ngfiles.com

/Have a weakness for head size mellons


In that picture it looks like she has a mellon sized head.
 
2012-10-04 11:06:39 AM

wiwille: devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.

0/10


That is a correct score since I'm not trolling. Titanic is cheesy as all hell, the script is awful, but it is a visual spectacle and the story of Titanic is fascinating. I went to see it figuring it might look cool in 3-D and knowing James Cameron would not do it half-assed. My jaw was dropped from the opening scene with the submersibles. If they do as well with the conversion of the Wizard of Oz I would be excited to see it.
 
2012-10-04 11:13:54 AM

devilEther: wiwille: devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.

0/10

That is a correct score since I'm not trolling. Titanic is cheesy as all hell, the script is awful, but it is a visual spectacle and the story of Titanic is fascinating. I went to see it figuring it might look cool in 3-D and knowing James Cameron would not do it half-assed. My jaw was dropped from the opening scene with the submersibles. If they do as well with the conversion of the Wizard of Oz I would be excited to see it.


I only saw it cause I wanted to see the ship sink, which I could only imagine up to that point, and to see DiCaprio die at the end, I hated him at the time. Saw it on VHS so I had the luxury of fast forwarding it through all the boring love story stuff.
 
2012-10-04 11:15:04 AM
If they hold off on the 3D until she arrives in Oz, I'm okay with it.
 
2012-10-04 11:17:56 AM
How do you add fake depth to a movie that had a crapload of scenes shot in front of painted backdrops? It will give you an aneurism trying to make sense of just WTF you're looking at, and where it's supposed to be.
 
2012-10-04 11:20:19 AM
They already shat on that corpse in 1978
 
2012-10-04 11:20:29 AM

Gaboo: How do you add fake depth to a movie that had a crapload of scenes shot in front of painted backdrops? It will give you an aneurism trying to make sense of just WTF you're looking at, and where it's supposed to be.


good point
 
2012-10-04 11:33:42 AM
I've read that they'll announce the remake on Friday, Friday, Friday
 
2012-10-04 11:35:49 AM

physt: Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 350x467]

/Have a weakness for head size mellons
//All the real trouble I've had in my life has been related to large breasted women



Uh...and she's only 15?

that's just not fair.
 
2012-10-04 11:36:06 AM

wiwille: devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.

0/10


What? The post upgrade was done really really well. Know what other post 3D was done well? Green Hornet. I'm serious. Michel Gondry has something screwy in his brain like a lot of artists and he really played with the 3D since he didn't originally shoot the film with it in mind. The office battle scene blew my mind.Glass flying in wrong directions, my sense of depth getting toyed with, but it was done so deliberately that you knew it wasn't just a sloppy 3D job. It was actually really cool and beautiful and added a surreal layer to an okay movie.
 
2012-10-04 11:37:42 AM
As long as morons will keep shelling out an extra $10 per ticket for 3D, 3D will live forever

/dead at the next catastrophic economic collapse
//so 2018 or so
 
2012-10-04 11:43:23 AM
Releasing The Wizard of Oz in 3-D is as good an idea as colorizing The Maltese Falcon.
 
2012-10-04 12:03:22 PM
I really enjoy 3D when it's done well, but 80% of it is just crap they pump out to make more money quickly. But you know what, I can same the same about:
- Television
- Movies in general
- Music
- "Art" whose goal is to make a profit
- Could probably go on and on
 
2012-10-04 12:15:32 PM

devilEther: wiwille: devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.

0/10

That is a correct score since I'm not trolling. Titanic is cheesy as all hell, the script is awful, but it is a visual spectacle and the story of Titanic is fascinating. I went to see it figuring it might look cool in 3-D and knowing James Cameron would not do it half-assed. My jaw was dropped from the opening scene with the submersibles. If they do as well with the conversion of the Wizard of Oz I would be excited to see it.


Holy shiat, someone who doesn't follow the "OMFG 3D sucks balls" fellowship that exists on Fark.
I never saw Titanic but the visuals in Avatar blew me away (yeah I know, crappy script, bleah bleah bleah)
You Sir or Madam have been faved
 
2012-10-04 12:20:11 PM
Newsflash: Entertainment company cashes in on old IP that is still popular
 
2012-10-04 12:27:15 PM
Any anniversary is an opportunity to try to squeeze more money out of your film archive. Personally I don't give a crap that WB has been around for 90 years so their "anniversary" doesn't make any difference to me.
I do think that it would be refreshing if the movie studios spent more money on making new movies with great stories and casts instead of sinking money into making sequels and 3-D-ing old movies, but I'm told I don't understand Hollywood bookkeeping.
 
2012-10-04 12:39:25 PM

dennerman: I really enjoy 3D when it's done well, but 80% of it is just crap they pump out to make more money quickly. But you know what, I can same the same about:
- Television
- Movies in general
- Music
- "Art" whose goal is to make a profit
- Could probably go on and on


Theodore Sturgeon approves.
 
2012-10-04 12:41:50 PM

devilEther: wiwille: devilEther: awesome. hope they put in the time and effort like James Cameron's team did with Titanic 3-D, which was very well done.

0/10

That is a correct score since I'm not trolling. Titanic is cheesy as all hell, the script is awful, but it is a visual spectacle and the story of Titanic is fascinating. I went to see it figuring it might look cool in 3-D and knowing James Cameron would not do it half-assed. My jaw was dropped from the opening scene with the submersibles. If they do as well with the conversion of the Wizard of Oz I would be excited to see it.


Wow, I stand corrected. Since Fark Entertainment tab seems to be a limitless hive of "OMG you're a moron if you like 3-D" I just assumed, incorrectly, that you were trolling, especially when referencing Titanic.

/Still think converting Wizard of Oz is not a great idea, considering the shots don't have a lot of depth.
//Hope to be proven wrong, again.
 
2012-10-04 12:42:57 PM

devilEther: Gaboo: How do you add fake depth to a movie that had a crapload of scenes shot in front of painted backdrops? It will give you an aneurism trying to make sense of just WTF you're looking at, and where it's supposed to be.

good point


Dorothy lunges at the camera a couple times, and they've inserted a scene where she plays with a paddleball.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:27 PM

wiwille: Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Maya Rudolph in that pic?


No, Maya Rudolph is kinda hot.
 
2012-10-04 01:03:25 PM
Wow. Couldn't even wait 10 years for the cash grab. Or maybe they just wanted two cash grabs. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2012-10-04 01:12:18 PM
Screw these conversions, unless you can totally guarantee it will be perfect, we don't need them. Now, take some of these old 3-D movies from the early days, your Bwana Devil, your House of Wax, and improve their prints with today's techniques.

But none of it will mean squat if you don't teach the projectionists how to do a proper set-up for the equipment. That discussion has been done before here at Fark.
 
2012-10-04 01:16:17 PM

Fano: devilEther: Gaboo: How do you add fake depth to a movie that had a crapload of scenes shot in front of painted backdrops? It will give you an aneurism trying to make sense of just WTF you're looking at, and where it's supposed to be.

good point

Dorothy lunges at the camera a couple times, and they've inserted a scene where she plays with a paddleball.


I understand there's going to be digital poo-flinging added to the flying monkey scenes, as well.
 
2012-10-04 01:19:58 PM

wiwille: /Still think converting Wizard of Oz is not a great idea, considering the shots don't have a lot of depth.
//Hope to be proven wrong, again.


I think it may depend on the digital transfer of the film. If Warner Brothers did it right, what with this being one of their staple gems, they probably poured a lot of time and money into making sure a fantastic digital transfer and restoration went into this. Sure they'll have to focus mostly on the foreground for the visual 3D effects but it might be a fun way to kill a Saturday.
 
2012-10-04 02:49:36 PM
Most of the time I prefer 2D. But I absolutely loved the visuals in Prometheus in 3D and hope it sticks around for cases like that.
 
2012-10-04 02:49:54 PM
I would love to see someone reverse-troll audiences and switch the slippers to silver. That would be awesome.
 
2012-10-04 03:28:53 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: physt: Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 350x467]

/Have a weakness for head size mellons

In that picture it looks like she has a mellon sized head.


who cares about her head.
 
2012-10-04 03:37:11 PM

OhioUGrad: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: physt: Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 350x467]

/Have a weakness for head size mellons

In that picture it looks like she has a mellon sized head.

who cares about her head.


www.whomadeyoumirabelli.com

15 years old Dude.
 
2012-10-04 04:01:46 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: OhioUGrad: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: physt: Rebecca Black as Dorothy

I'd fap to that! She has enormous cans.

[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 350x467]

/Have a weakness for head size mellons

In that picture it looks like she has a mellon sized head.

who cares about her head.

[www.whomadeyoumirabelli.com image 312x348]

15 years old Dude.


Wasn't she 15 when she released her "song" like 2-3 years ago? (doesn't look up young actresses/singers)
 
2012-10-04 04:20:57 PM

Lipspinach: You Sir or Madam have been faved


Thanks, but I will undoubtedly disappoint you.

wiwille: Still think converting Wizard of Oz is not a great idea, considering the shots don't have a lot of depth.


yeah, I did not consider the heavy use of backdrops. 'He's convinced me, give me my dollar back.'
 
2012-10-04 06:02:16 PM

devilEther: Lipspinach: You Sir or Madam have been faved

Thanks, but I will undoubtedly disappoint you.

wiwille: Still think converting Wizard of Oz is not a great idea, considering the shots don't have a lot of depth.

yeah, I did not consider the heavy use of backdrops. 'He's convinced me, give me my dollar back.'


No sweat, I'm used to it.
 
2012-10-04 07:47:58 PM

jbtilley: Wow. Couldn't even wait 10 years for the cash grab. Or maybe they just wanted two cash grabs. Yeah, that's the ticket.


Nah, they're waiting... in 10 years, for the 100th, they're going to colorize the first 20 minutes.
 
2012-10-04 08:40:24 PM

Devolving_Spud: They already shat on that corpse in 1978


That would be a black Dorothy.
 
2012-10-04 10:53:37 PM
I'm holding out for "The Wizard of Oz: Bufkin vs. Silverslipper"
 
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