Oscars 2014

The Wizard of Oz Effect

Celebrating its 75th anniversary at the Oscars, count down the many ways the classic has shaped music, movies and more


Since Judy Garland set off to see the wizard 75 years ago in the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the story of Dorothy Gale has lured other filmmakers hoping to make similar movie magic. Oz-inspired films include the Michael Jackson-led musical adaptation The Wiz (1978) and, most recently, 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful, starring Mila Kunis, James Franco and Michelle Williams.