Oz the Great and Powerful
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Continuity mistake: After Oz tells Finley he'll get a nice big pile of bananas, Finley tosses down Oz's bag and goes on a rant about monkey stereotypes. When he first throws down the bag, he is close to the middle of the yellow brick road. It cuts to a close up and he is suddenly standing right next to the edge of the road. (00:46:25)

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Continuity mistake: Throughout the film, Glinda's hair continuously changes from being curled to straightened to curled again. This occurs often, and on occasion within the course of a single scene (for example when she introduces Oscar to the residents of Oz).

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Oz: I might not actually be a wizard...
Glinda: Yes, but they don't know that.

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Trivia: The wheelchair bound girl in Kansas who pleads to Oz to make her walk but Oz can't help, is played by Joey King, who is also the voice of China doll who has also got problems walking when Oz first finds her, but he manages to fix her legs with glue so she can walk again.

Quinny

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Question: Why was Oz considered a con man? He was simply doing magic tricks, which everyone should know aren't real.

MikeH

Chosen answer: I believe you are taking a very modern day perspective. In our era of technology, scientific advancement, and general skepticism about everything, we are pretty jaded and cynical about things like magic and paranormal phenomena. At that time and place, audiences were far more willing to accept the possibility of true magic and sorcery, and weren't as prone to disbelieving what their eyes tell them. A "con" (short for "confidence") man is one who attempts to gain the trust of another, subsequently using deception, fraud and/or trickery for their own personal gain. I don't think it's unfair to label Oz this way, particularly at the beginning of the film.

Michael Albert

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