An adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic children's book of the same name, 's The Wizard of Oz went on to become one of the all-time classics; a timeless tale beloved by generations the world over—and one that cemented Judy Garland as one of the most iconic talents of her era. Between good witches and bad witches, a cowardly lion, a tin man, and a scarecrow endeavoring to help Dorothy find her way back to Kansas with her beloved dog Toto, the lessons and character archetypes of this classic changed film forever, reminding us all there there really is no place like home in the process. In honor of the movie's 80th anniversary, we've rounded up some other timeless flicks for you to sink your teeth into. Whether you fancy an early romcom How to Steal a Million , a gripping drama about an organized crime syndicate The Godfather , or a psychological thriller that set new standards for horror What Ever Happened to Baby Jane , there's no better time to check out some of cinema's best. Each one of these films delivers a heady dose of nostalgia, is genuinely entertaining, and will make you sound more interesting at cocktail parties. Watch Now. The film left its imprint on the kinds of narratives and character types—wicked and good witches, scarecrows, tinmen, and cowardly lions, oh my—we see on film.
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Film Noir has many mothers: technological innovations allowed for faster film to catch sharper details in lower lighting; German Expressionism came over with European directors and a post-war anxiety on the part of middle class men began to see the word through a paranoid lens of untrustworthy women and shadowy conspiracy. Here are FIVE of the best. When his partner gets hired, Spade starts to take things seriously and soon finds himself embroiled in a treasure hunt with ace creeps Elisha Cook Jr, Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet, the latter pairing would crop up again as part of the Bogart ensemble in Casablanca and Beat the Devil. Lee Marvin has an early role as a brutal policeman who assists the mob and is the image of the violence and corruption that Ford stands up to alone.
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