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Was The Wizard of Oz the first color film?


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2010-10-13 01:09:53
2010-10-13 01:09:53


For a couple of reasons:

it was only partially in color. Gone with the Wind came out in the same year.

There was a totally colored film 3 or 4 years before either (Becky??? something).

Partially colored films have an much older history:

there was 2 color technicolor

there were hand painted films

there were tinted films

going back to the turn of the century (the last one)

MoreSeveral big-budget films had been made in color during the mid-1930s. Probably the most famous was "The Adventures of Robin Hood", starring Errol Flynn and released in 1935. As noted above, there were also films made using a 2-color process as early as the 1920s but (a) the process didn't produce very realistic colors, and (b) none of the films were particularly memorable.

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No, "Cupid Angling" (1918) was the first color feature length movie. "Becky Sharp" (1935) was the first feature-length three-color Technicolor film.

The Wizard of Oz was released in color in 1939.

Tough to answer since that part of the film was in B:ACK & WHITE

it was the first movie to be in color

The wizard of oz starts out in black and white for the first scene and then once Dorothy is in oz the movie changes to colour.

Yes. The beloved 1939 film version of 'The Wizard of Oz' was one of the early color films. But it wasn't filmed entirely in color. The color sequences always were only those of Dorothy Gale's dreamland visit to the beautiful, enchanted, magical world of Oz.

Yes, The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939 and was the First movie in Technicolor. The slippers were changed from silver to ruby red because they had color :)

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