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5.2
/10
187 Ratings

The Wiz

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1978
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Synopsis

This dynamic adaptation of The Wizard of Oz features an all-star cast and toe-tapping soundtrack. Set in 1970s New York, the film stars Diana Ross as the timid Dorothy who gets swept away to the Land of Oz for a journey of self-discovery.

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The Wiz Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Critics reviews

…Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lumet handles [the NYC landmarks] with less stylistic dynamism than Scorsese. His approach mostly rests on a utilitarian blend of high-angle master shots, mid-shots, and close-ups, with little obvious camera movement. Yet thanks to the lively dance choreography by veteran Louis Johnson, Tony Walton’s imaginative production design, and the energy of the performers, there is always something onscreen to catch the eye.
February 06, 2014
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