The Top Classic Movies From The Last Century

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most iconic films of all time. Even though it's over 80 years old, it still influences audiences everywhere. The story was inspired by a book of the same name where a young girl accidentally ends up traveling to the land of Oz. 

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The most iconic part of this film was that it transitioned from sepia-toned to color, which was a first for audiences at the time. The film is still aired on television and the story is still popular to recreate on stage.

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The More You Know

  • John Travolta would have played Maverick in Top Gun if his asking price wasn't too high.
  • The bridge blown up by Eli Wallach and Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was prematurely detonated by a Spanish Army Captain. Upon learning of his mistake the Captain ordered his troops to rebuild the bridge, only for it to suffer another explosion once complete.
  • The Little Mermaid was Disney’s first princess movie in 30 years.
  • During the filming of The Grinch, Jim Carrey sought counseling from a Navy SEAL to learn torture-resistance techniques in order to handle the extensive makeup.
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