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Wizard of Oz, The - Gingham?
When Dorothy first reaches OZ and is steping out of her black and white house and entering the colored land of Oz you can see that her checkered dress is a pale yellow and white. But in the next scene she has the traditional blue and white checkered dress. That's because to make the dress work well in black and white they altered the colors. If you look closely you can spot this slip-up fairly easily
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 12-19-1999 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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jbickfor writes:
I'll correct myself on my previous point--apparently, Dorothy's dress is at all times gingham. It's clearly so JUST before she steps through the door, while still in sepia tones. After she steps through, it does appear to be solid blue--but perhaps only because the view of her is from a greater distance, and the detail of the pattern is lost, leaving what appears to be solid blue color.
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goodbop writes:
I recently read something about this: The shot where Dorothy opens the door to Munchkinland was actually filmed in color, so everything in that few-seconds only scene had to be painted and/or colored close to black and white to make it appear to be a black and white scene.
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jbickfor writes:
Actually, there are NO "black and white" scenes in Wizard of Oz. The Kansas scenes are in Sepia tones--shades of brown. That said, there IS an abnormality as Dorothy is walking throught the door of the farmhouse into Munchkinland. Her dress for those few seconds is solid blue (not yellow--it's only "yellow"-ish while she's STILL IN THE HOUSE, because this part of the scene is presented in sepia tones, which is why I made that nitpickyish point). In the remainder of the movie, her dress is indeed gingham (blue and white checker-patterned, not solid).
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haleyray writes:
Looks like the same dress to me. Only only in two different film styles.
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jrr4 writes:
Goodbop is correct. The shot or Dorothy opening the door was filmed in color so a stand-in was used of Judy opening the door, the stand-in wore a sepia colored gingham dress.
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~*~JeSsIcA~*~ writes:
When dorthory lands and it turns to color, i think it's kind of crazy that you can't see in color through the windows. even on the newer versions where they have better Tech. skills. I relize this would be hard, but i was just thinking of it! pretty dumb,huh? oh well!!!
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Americal writes:
this movie was made a long time ago
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