Oz the Great and Powerful

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

Question: Why were the carnival Strongman and the other carnival workers chasing Oz?

Answer: Because Oscar (Oz) was flirting with the wife of one of the strongmen.

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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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Trivia: Annie informs Oscar that she has been proposed to a man whose surname is Gale, hinting at Dorothy Gale's (from the original Wizard of Oz) parental lineage.

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