The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the movie we see Dorothy and Toto running and as she comes to stop he's at her right. In the next shot he's behind her. (00:02:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the Scarecrow falls on the yellow-brick road, Dorothy is not wearing her ruby slippers.

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Continuity mistake: Back in Kansas, Dorothy holds Toto and her pigtails swap from being behind to in front.

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Continuity mistake: As they stand in the Wizard's balloon, Toto is looking at the Cowardly Lion. In the next shot he's growling at a cat. (01:34:45)

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Continuity mistake: As she watches the Wicked Witch "melt", Dorothy and the others stand about five feet to the left of the Wicked Witch. They never move but when she asks for the broomstick she's standing right above her "melted" remains. (01:26:50)

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Continuity mistake: The Tin Man holds on to the Lion's tail as he reaches the top of the mountain. In the next shot he says, "I hope my strength holds out" and he's back on the side of the mountain. (01:20:00)

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Continuity mistake: Dorothy faces the Munchkins as they sing, "We welcome you to Munchkinland". In the next shot she's facing the Mayor. (00:28:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie Dorothy comes running into the farm and starts to, but doesn't completely unfasten the strap around her books. In the next shot the strap is in her hand. (00:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: As he escapes Toto runs up the drawbridge and moves a foot to the left between shots than back again. (01:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: When they first meet the Tin Man, the Scarecrow is holding an apple in each hand. He drops the one in his right hand but the other one disappears when he reaches for the oil can. Later when they all walk away both apples, and the one that Dorothy dropped before, are gone. (00:44:05)

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Continuity mistake: The Munchkin Mayor's watch keeps changing time, from nearly to the hour, to twenty after the hour.

Continuity mistake: When we first meet the three farmhands Hunk is leaning on the wagon's break pad. In the next shot he's not. (00:03:05)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Dorothy sits up, from the side shot her hair is shown going down her back, but in the front shot, her hair is in the front.

Continuity mistake: When the companions are walking down the corridor to the wizard's room, Toto is on their left side. Then, the camera view suddenly cuts to being behind them, and in which case, Toto is suddenly on their right side.

Continuity mistake: As they all leave the poppy field the artificial snow has been neatly swept off the Yellow Brick road, and all traces of the snow on the ground are gone in the next shot. (00:57:30)

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Continuity mistake: As Dorothy walks on the pigsty there are two grown pigs and about eight piglets in there. When she falls in more than 12 grown pigs now appear in the sty. (00:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: As the Tin Man crowns the Cowardly Lion watch closely as he flings his ax behind him and it falls off the edge of stage. Two shots later its back again resting on the steps. (01:06:00)

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Revealing mistake: When the Tinman lands back on the ground, on his lower back, you can see his white t-shirt tucked into his pants. (01:14:10)

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Revealing mistake: The glass in Dorothy's bedroom windows don't break, they are removed from their frames as the scene progresses, and if you look at the reflections in them the windows are made of plastic. (00:18:45)

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Audio problem: The talking tree grabs Dorothy before he throws his apples. She starts screaming. And as she runs off laughing. Her lips don't match what we're hearing. (00:40:10)

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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: Professor Marvel, the Cabbie, the doorman, the guard, and the wizard himself are all the same actor, Frank Morgan.

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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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