The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: When the Scarecrow sings, " In trouble or in pain" Dorothy grabs him and is holding her basket with her left hand. In the next shot the basket is on her forearm. (00:36:55)

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Continuity mistake: After the Wicked Witch leaves Munchkinland Dorothy is standing in front of Glinda one step below the top. In the next shot from behind she's two steps below Glinda. (00:30:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy starts singing, "It really was no miracleÂ…" we see two Munchkins on the bridge. One in a red and white bonnet and the other has a distinctive blue hat. In the previous shot they are together on the other side of the stage on Dorothy's left. (00:23:40)

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Continuity mistake: When they first meet the Tin Man a purple bird with a red beak appears and disappears several times near the house behind them. (00:41:20 - 00:42:20)

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Continuity mistake: As she holds Toto in her left hand, Dorothy looks around Munchkinland and says, "We must be over the rainbow". In the next shot she's holding him in both hands. (00:21:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy first spots the Scarecrow the piece of rope hanging off his left arm is about 1 inch long. Without touching it a few shots later it's grown longer by about four or five inches. (00:34:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the Lion's king song, the Tin Man breaks a flower pot and places it on the Lion's head as a crown. In the wide shot, the Tin Man's hand is still on the crown, but when it cuts to a closeup of the Lion the Tin Man's hand is suddenly gone. (01:06:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Glinda tells Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road, there are many Munchkins around. A second later, when she is about to vanish, they've all disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy is walking on the pig sty platform and talking to Zeke, he is pouring the pig feed into something. The amount of feed he is pouring changes between shots. (00:04:00)

Continuity mistake: When Glinda starts singing, "Come out, Come out" she's not on the Yellow Brick Road. In the next shot she is. (00:22:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy comes running into the farm at the beginning of the movie, there's a lone cow in the pen behind her and a couple of white chickens that she ends up chasing in the direction of the camera as she runs near the house. Two shots later the cow disappears and the white chickens are now in the pen. (00:02:55)

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Continuity mistake: The large pile of wood next to the house is entirely rearranged throughout the scene when the Wicked Witch throws fire down at them. (00:45:55 - 00:47:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the Wicked Witch turns the hourglass over and leaves, Dorothy walks back towards her throne. If you look closely the book of spells, which has not been touched, is open to an entirely different page then when we saw it earlier in the scene. (01:18:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, there are no pumpkins on the ground while the Scarecrow is tied to the pole. After Dorothy gets him down, pumpkins are then everywhere behind the place that he fell. (00:34:00 - 00:35:45)

Continuity mistake: We see a Munchkin in a blue shirt climbing out of a manhole in the middle of the Yellow Brick Road and he has a prominent red scarf on. The wardrobe Continuity Person goofs because whenever we see him again, as in a glimpse in the very next shot and when Dorothy leaves Munchkin Land, the red scarf is gone. (00:23:20 - 00:33:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when they discover the Wizard behind the curtain there is a change in the equipment on his wall. At first the big lit up gauge thing with the two levers above it is lit, about a minute later when the Scarecrow gets his diploma the angle has changed and the gauge thing is dark. (01:28:55 - 01:29:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Dorothy walks up to the talking apple tree his arms are spread wide apart. In the next shot his left hand is pointing at the apple she picks. (00:39:30)

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Continuity mistake: After they enter Oz the collar and scarf of the driver of the horse drawn carriage change between shots without being touched. (01:00:05)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Dorothy and Scarecrow are fighting with the trees, Scarecrow says "I'll show you how to get apples" and he gets hit by the apples. In the very next shot, a quick view of Dorothy reveals she is wearing black shoes, not her ruby slippers. (00:40:15)

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Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?

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Trivia: "Over the Rainbow", which the American Film Institute recently named the greatest movie song of all time, was nearly cut from the film.

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Question: It is implied strongly in this movie that water makes witches melt, and this is spoofed in other media. I've only ever seen this referenced to wicked witches. Does water make good witches, such as Glinda, melt too?

Answer: In all likelihood, probably not. Water is often depicted and represents purity, and cleansing. It flows smoothly, is beautiful, clear, and responsible for life on Earth. Everything the Wicked Witch is not. Where as the good Witch is pure and of a true heart. So it makes sense that something so evil and impure as the evil witch would be effected by the purest substance there is, yet not harm the good witch because she is good.

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Answer: In the original book, water caused the wicked witches to melt away because they were so old and shriveled that all the fluid in their bodies had long since dried away. Meanwhile, the film Oz: The Great and Powerful instead implies that the Wicked Witch of the West is weak against water due to being a fire-elemental witch, which could also be the case for this incarnation, meaning it wouldn't apply to other witches like Glinda (whose element in both films appears to be ice) or even the Wicked Witch of the East (whose powers are never shown in this film, but were electricity-based in Oz the Great and Powerful).

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