The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: Dorothy's house is outside of the tornado when we first see it up in the air. Then they are immediately inside the tornado. (00:17:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Wicked Witch tells Nikko "throw that basket in the river and drown him" his feet can be seen resting near her book of spells. In the next shot we see the book of spells back where it originally was to the right of the lamp. (01:16:40)

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Revealing mistake: When the Wicked Witch leaves to go to Emerald City on her broomstick, just before she rounds the tower, a couple of thin wires holding her up are visible.

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Continuity mistake: When the Wizard is in the balloon, he raises his top hat pointing in an 11 o'clock direction. A frame later it's pointing in a 9 o'clock direction.

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Continuity mistake: Talking to the Wizard the Scarecrow says, "What about the heart you promised Tin Man …" and the position of the characters changes between shots. (01:29:15)

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Revealing mistake: Right after Dorothy slaps the lion, there is a green smudge on her arm. Looks like the witch's makeup. (00:50:35)

Continuity mistake: At the start of the film when Dorothy comes running into the farm calling Aunt Em, Uncle Henry has just taken a chick out of a hat, and is placing it into an open coop. Yet when the shot changes his hand is instantly back in the hat taking out another chick. (00:02:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dorothy and the Scarecrow first meet and oil the Tin Man, the leaves on the Tin Man's shoulders appear and disappear several times. (00:40:50)

Revealing mistake: When the doorman initially refuses to let Dorothy and friends into the Emerald City, they protest, saying the Good Witch of the North sent her; they show him the ruby slippers as proof. As the camera pans down to the slippers, look at the yellow brick road Dorothy is standing on - it is flat and looks as though it was simply painted.

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Revealing mistake: In the forest scene when they walk up to the warning sign, watch and you'll see the Scarecrow's stick bend like rubber.

Revealing mistake: When the Wicked Witch throws the ball of fire at the Scarecrow, you see the Tin Man get down on his knees and take off his hat to put out the fire. If you look really closely, you can see several hairs on the Tin Man's head.

Scarecrow: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. I've got a brain!

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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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