|1.||Under the Rainbow
In 1938 Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from the cast of _Wizard of Oz, The (1939)_). Secret Service agent Bruce Thorpe and casting director Annie Clark find romance amidst the intrigue and confusion.
(1989 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #34.12 (2005)
Jakob Stegelmann reviews Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), the DVD compilation Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Colour: Volume 2 (various Mickey Mouse short films), the DVD releases of The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004) (TV). Also the books Morganas kilder 1: Den sorte ravns forbandelse (by Helle Ryding), Monsterjægerne 1: Skyggen i vandet (by Martin Weinreich & Jacob Weinreich), Monsterjægerne 2: Gravskænderen (by Martin Weinreich & Jacob Weinreich), and the video games EA Sports FIFA 06 (multiple platforms), Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (multiple platforms), SSX on Tour (multiple platforms) and Jak X: Combat Racing (Playstation 2).
|3.||Dawn of the Rainbow
(2011 Short Film)
This animation short is made using the film leader (the bit before the film reel begins that only the projectionist sees) sourced from one of the first technicolor films, "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). The original film starts in the black and white drab real world and suddenly converts to colour as Dorothy finds herself in the land of Oz. Apparently the contemporary audience audibly gasped at that moment. This animation is an attempt to celebrate and look back at that moment in cinematic history and reveal the otherwise hidden side of cinema. It is animated to a rejected movie soundtrack by Wayne Urquhart. A kind of ode to the unseen and unheard of cinema. It was first screened at Tyneside Cinema in December 2011.
|4.||Oz: The American Fairyland
The first part tells of the life and works of L. Frank Baum, along with his career as a writer and filmmaker, centering on the creation of Oz. This portion continues with the effect of Oz after his death, with novelties, dolls, radio, stage, and screen adaptions, and advertising gimmicks based on his work, culminating with MGM's Wizard of Oz, The (1939), and discussing some of the major alterations between the book and the film, such as MGM making Baum's real-life adventure a dream. The second half is about interpretation of Oz by other artists, including Helen Kish, Barry Moser, Barry Mahon, Evelyn Copelman, Robert Tonner, Robin Woods, Michael Hague, Lizbeth Zwerger, Pavel Arsyenov, and Charles Santore. The documentary concludes with an analysis of Baum's work and its profound effect on American culture.