" It's a twister! It's a twister! " ―Zeke (1939) " Oh Henry! Henry! I can't find Dorothy!
She's somewhere out in the storm! Dorothy, Dorothy.! " ― Aunt Em (1939) " We must be up inside the cyclone! " ― Dorothy Gale (1939) " From the far north they heard a low wail of the wind, and they could see where the long grass wizard of oz 👠 tornado in waves before the coming storm. There now came a sharp whistling in the air from the south, and as they turned their eyes that way they saw ripples in the grass coming from that direction also.
Suddenly Uncle Henry stood up. "There's a cyclone coming, Em," he called to his wife. "I'll go look after the stock." Then he ran toward the sheds where the cows and horses were kept. Aunt Em dropped her work and came to the door. One glance told her of the danger close at hand. "Quick, Dorothy!" she screamed. "Run for the cellar! " ― The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) The tornado (1900) " It really was no miracle what happened was just this: The wind began to switch, the house to pitch, and suddenly the hinges started to unhitch, just then the Witch!
To satisfy an itch, went flying on her broomstick thumbing for a hitch! " ― Dorothy Gale (1939) The Iconic Tornado Scene 1939 A Tornado ( sometimes called a twister, whirlwind, or cyclone) is a violent and deadly rotating column of powerful air that is in contact with both the clouds of the atmosphere and the surface of the Earth, usually brought on by thunderstorms.
It is a very large, massive and dangerously strong funnel that reaches from the sky and hundreds of miles down in length until it touches the ground. It moves very, very fast in an uncoordinated circular motion across the land. They are rather common in the main character's homeland known as Kansas. Because wind is invisible, it is hard to see one unless it forms a condensation funnel made up of water droplets, dust, dirt, and debris.
They are the most violent and fatal of all atmospheric storms. " There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole, dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to wizard of oz 👠 tornado any building in its path.
It was reached by a trap door in the middle of the floor, from which a ladder led down into the small, dark hole. " ― The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) The tornado hits the farmlands! In L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in circa 1899-1900, one was responsible for transporting a little orphan girl named Dorothy Gale, and her pet dog, Toto, to the undiscovered magical Land of Oz while aloft in their farmhouse.
Into the Storm. " A strange thing then happened. The house whirled around two or three times and rose slowly through the air. Dorothy felt as if she were going up in a balloon.
The north and south winds met where the house stood and made it the exact center of the cyclone. In the middle of a cyclone the air is generally still, but the great pressure of the wind on every side of the house raised it up higher and higher, until it was at the very top of the cyclone; and there it remained and was carried miles and miles away as easily as you could carry a feather.
It was very dark, and the wind howled horribly, but Dorothy found she was riding quite easily. After the first few whirls around, and one other time when the house tipped badly, she felt as if she were being rocked gently, like a baby in a cradle." ― The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) There's a cyclone coming, Em, I'll go look after the stock." By Charles Santore.
When the tornado deposited the house, it fell on top of the Wicked Witch of the East and killed her. She had ruled the eastern quadrant of Oz known as the Munchkin Country.
But when the house killed her, the native Ozians of the east called the Munchkins were set free from her bondage. And as a thank you, they and their close friend, the Good Witch of the North, gave Dorothy the charmed Silver Shoes that the Witch had been wearing when the sun dried her up and turned her to dust.
Only one appears in the story. It is never explained why it chose to pick up the farmhouse and carry it over the rainbow and all the way into the other dimension known as Oz--it just happens. Swept Away! Dorothy and Toto were picked up in their house by the tornado without demolition after some fright and Toto fell out of the open trap door.
But the strong pressure of the air kept him from falling and he was rescued by Dorothy who caught him by the ear and pulled him back into the room. After that she went to sleep wizard of oz 👠 tornado her bed with him at her side. • Since Toto was levitating in midair, he was floating by the same type of power that was holding up the farmhouse. Both were subject to the same forces of gravitation that gave them identical motions. Dorothy most likely floated around inside the farmhouse as if she was an astronaut in outer space floating with no gravity and becoming weightless.
Although Baum does not specifically say that this happened to her, realistically speaking, it is very possible it did occur when the tornado transports her, Toto, and the farmhouse to Oz if such a peculiar thing were to happen. Contents • 1 1939 Film • 2 Return to Oz 1985 • 3 The Wiz 1974-2015 • 4 Lost in Oz • 5 Inkheart • 6 Syfy Tinman • 7 Oz the Great and Powerful • 8 Once Upon A Time 2014 1939 Film " We must be up inside the cyclone!
" ― Dorothy Gale (1939) It is most notably remembered from being in the classic film of 1939 by MGM. Tornado of 1939 Failing to get home in time after running away, Dorothy was left behind and unable to get safely inside the storm cellar with her relatives when the tornado hit.
She rushed into the farmhouse to take cover, but the strong winds caused her bedroom window to blow off its hinges and the frame hit her on the wizard of oz 👠 tornado, causing her to collapse onto her bed with Toto. In her dream, the house was then picked up by the tornado without demolition and carried over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz. During the trip, she saw various animals and people also caught in the tornado go flying past her window including Miss Gulch, who made a hideous transformation into the Wicked Witch.
Inside the tornado 1939 The person who made the tornado in the 1939 film was a man named Arnold "Buddy" Gillespie. • From 1936 to 1962 Gillespie served as the head of special effects at MGM on more than 180 feature films. The "tornado" was a thirty-five-foot-long muslin stocking, photographed with miniatures of a Kansas farm and fields. Gillespie rigged up a gantry crane, rotated by a motor, that traveled the length of the soundstage. The base of the tornado was fastened to a car below the stage, where the crew moved it along a track.
The farmhouse, fence, barn, and prairie all were done in miniature, and clouds were painted on glass. Wind machines and dust added the final touch. They filmed the tornado sweeping across the prairie from several angles, at distances, coming close to the camera and going away from it. This scene was narrated by Debra Winger in the 1995 television stage performance which was a benefit for the Children's Defense Fund.
She also played the Wicked Witch in it. Return to Oz 1985 " Billina, This is our old house! The one the tornado blew away! This is how I got to Oz the first time." "Looks like it was a rough trip." ― Return to Oz (1985) Dorothy discovers the old farmhouse in Return to Oz. In Walt Disney's 1985 cult wizard of oz 👠 tornado film Return to Oz, no tornado appears.
But it is indeed referred to several times and even shows the old farmhouse it carried away and dropped in an apocalyptic Munchkin Country.
The Wiz 1974-2015 In the musical version from 1974 and live version from 2015 the tornado was a group of dancers dressed in black and grey fabric waving around Dorothy's house.
In the 1978 movie version, it appears as a blizzard on a street in New York City, and Dorothy gets wizard of oz 👠 tornado in it when she runs after Toto who had escaped out an open door. It was conjured up by Glinda. 2015 Lost in Oz The same tornado that carried Dorothy to Oz has been bottled by Loreleidere and can be used as a weapon. Ultimately, Alexandra Wilder got ahold of it and used it on the witch, defeating her. Inkheart Tornado in InkHeart In the 2008 film Inkheart, the tornado from The Wizard of Oz, is brought out of the book when the chapter The Cyclone is read aloud.
Dorothy's farmhouse in Inkheart. Syfy Tinman In Syfy's 2009 Tinman mini-series, D.G. is taken to Oz in a giant tornado. Tornado in Tinman Wizard of oz 👠 tornado the Great and Powerful In Disney's 2013 spiritual prequel to the MGM film, Oscar Diggs, a carnival magician, escapes from an angry strongman in his balloon which then got caught up in a tornado.
At its eye, he experiences a strange magical effect where gravity ends and everything is suspended in mid air, and the balloon is then carried to Oz. Tornado in Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful Once Upon A Time 2014 In ABC's Once Upon A Time, Dorothy is brought to Oz in a tornado and she is then found by Glinda and Zelena aka the Wicked Witch of the West.
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Learn More close A girl survived a terrifying Wizard of Oz-like close call with a tornado late Tuesday in Arabi, Louisiana. A twister picked up her family's house while she was still inside, and dropped it in the street. The Castellanos family was at home when they heard the storm suddenly intensify outside their window, the girl's mother, Dea Castellanos, told the Associated Press.
Dea Castellanos was in the living room when a tornado swept over the house, while her daughter, who has muscular dystrophy, was in her own bedroom. The mother said she suddenly felt the whole house start to spin, and was thrown into one of the bedrooms.
She says she couldn't tell what happened in the following moments but remembers the aftermath. She says she climbed out of the wreckage of her home only to notice that it was not where it was supposed to be. The large tornado had picked up the Castellanos' bungalow and dropped it 30 feet away into the street, Dea told the Associated Press. Both Dea Castellanos and her husband immediately called out for help.
This is the moment they heard their daughter trying to do the same thing from inside the wreckage of the house. According to the Associated Press, neighbor Chuck Heirsch called 9-1-1 while witnessing the Castellanos realize the disaster that had happened.
Heirsch described the Castellanos' experience as a " Wizard of Oz ride" in an interview with the Associated Press, adding that Dea Castellanos was "screaming" and seemed "hysterical" at the scene. Emergency services quickly arrived and were able to rescue the daughter from the ruined house. She was quickly taken to the hospital. Despite her needing surgery, officials said she was "doing fine." One person was killed by the same tornado that night, as it cut a path of destruction through Arabi.
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The Wizard of Oz Tornado THE OZ TORNADO by Tim Marshall From StormTrack © Copyright Tim Marshall Like many of you, I was inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz as a child and have always liked the tornado scene. The tornado looks so real as it snakes back and forth churning up the Kansas corn fields.
Since 1938, when the film was made, there has never been a "man-made" tornado in a movie that has looked so real. I have often wondered how this tornado was constructed and filmed. My research into this subject led me to a book entitled: The Making of the Wizard of Oz written by Aljean HarmetzO The book has provided me with an absolutely fascinating account of how the tornado was constructed.
Movie giant MGM initially budgeted S8,000 to design, build, and photograph the first tornado. It was a thirty-five foot tall rubber cone. The problem was the tornado was too rigid and wouldn't move. It just hung there. Special effects coordinator and inventor Arnold Gillespie simply tore down the rubber tornado and tried again. Gillespie didn't know much about tornadoes but realized he couldn't go to Kansas and wait for a tornado to come down and pick up a house.
So, he relied upon his background as a pilot for many years (even had his own airplane) for his next idea. He remembered that wind socks at airports resembled the shape of a tornado. He decided to make a tornado out of muslin (plain woven cloth) keeping it flexible so that it could bend, twist, and move from side to side.
Gillespie finally built a thirty-five foot long tapered muslin sock. The top of the tornado was connected to a steel gantry suspended from the top of the stage.
The gantry alone cost more than $12,000 (in 1938 dollars) and was specifically built for the tornado by Bethlehem Steel. It was a mobile structure similar to those used in warehouses to lift heavy objects and could travel the entire length of the stage. The bottom of the tornado disappeared into a slot in the stage floor.
A rod came up through the base of the tornado to pull it from one side to another. By moving the gantry and the rod in opposite directions, it would make the tornado appear to snake back and forth. The first muslin tornado moved too violently and tore loose at the bottom. It was decided to mend the fabric with music wire so it would hold together when spun. This was a tedious task as one person had to be inside the tornado to poke the needle back out each time.
To heighten the illusion a product known as "fullers earth", a powdery brown dust, was sprayed into the base of the tornado with hoses containing compressed air. The same material also was sprayed into the top of the wind sock. The result was a boiling mass of dirt or cloud. The muslin was sufficiently porous that some of the dirt sifted through giving a blur or softness to the material. This also kept the the sides of the tornado fuzzy, so that it didn't look like a hard surface. Four or five feet in front of the cameras were two panels of glass on which grey balls of cotton (great for mammatus) had been pasted.
The two panels moved in opposite directions adding to the boiling sensation and, at the same time, they obscured the steel gantry and top portion of the tornado. Dense clouds of yellow-black smoke made from sulfer and carbon were injected onto the set from a catwalk above the gantry.
The stage hands had no respirators and stayed up there breathing the stuff until they couldn't stand it. Many of them became ill and some coughed up black-yellow mucous even days after the tornado was photographed. There was no OSHA in those days. Once the tornado had been filmed, there was still plenty of work to be done. Rear- projection was used to transfer the previously shot tornado image onto a translucent screen while actors such as Dorothy were placed in front wizard of oz 👠 tornado it.
Wind machines provided the big blow while stage hands threw dried leaves and other debris in the air. When the tornado came real close to the house at the end of the scene, more debris and dirt were added in the foreground to obscure the fake tornado while providing more realism. The wizard of oz 👠 tornado scene in the Wizard of Oz ended up costing more money than any other special effect in the movie.
Remember the first scene where Dorothy was running home to Aunty Em after visiting the traveling medicine man? There was a fence in the foreground and she hurries to open it as the tornado appears in the background. Dorothy's house can be seen in the background with the barn to the right. These structures were actually minatures scaled at three quarter of an inch to the foot.
The house was not more than three feet high and adjacent cornfields were about three inches tall! The tornado swayed back and forth as fullers earth, carbon, and sulfer drift downward appearing like bursts of rain. Of course, the loud wind sound really makes this scene too! Tornado scene as Dorothy approaches her house (actually miniatures).
As Dorothy ran to the tornado cellar at the back of the house, the tornado bent and swept to the right over the three inch tall corn stalks. Fullers earth was shot up the base of the tornado making it appear that the ground was being dug up. Dorothy retreated to her bedroom only to be struck in the back of the head by a window frame. (Most injuries in tornadoes are from flying debris.) As Dorothy dreamed that her house was lofted into the wizard of oz 👠 tornado whirling inside the tornado, the cameras were simply taken off their tripods and moved around giving the viewer a floating sensation.
Backyard scene with tornado shelter and approaching tornado. Then Dorothy awakened and looked outside her window. She saw the spinning tornado, and peered downward towards its base.
This was again reverse projection through a translucent screen from tornado images shot earlier. The camera was actually put inside the wind sock and rotated while the sock remained stationary! This was much easier than trying to rotate a baggy wind sock with an expensive camera inside.
Some dark stripes were painted on the muslin inside the tornado and a little dust was added to give the incredible whirling effect. White images floating by Dorothy's window were actually double-images that were cast on a transulcent screen through reverse projection. The crate of chickens, two men in the rowboat, old lady in the rocking chair, and school teacher (who could forget "Miss Gulch") on her bicycle who turns into a witch on a broomstick were all filmed against a neutral background and then projected onto a film of the tornado.
In essence, this was a film of a film. So Dorothy really saw a transulcent screen with the double images projected upon it. I hope this little article doesn't ruin the film for you next time you watch it.
If you are like me, you will still be amazed at how real this was, all done with muslin cloth and dust back in 1938. Many people still believe this was a real tornado projected onto a screen. Sorry, but that's Hollywood folks! Return to main menu
Who isn't familiar with the erstwhile classic, The Wizard of Oz? The much-loved film with its legendary characters, classic wizard of oz 👠 tornado, and unmatched legacy has remained a solid favorite for many over the years.
The movie was admired for many reasons including introducing its audiences to the wonders of technicolor in all its glory on the big screen. Whatever you could imagine or think of probably happened in the film –- from murder to monkeys flying around on the screen and more. One of the most iconic scenes in the movie involves a crazy tornado but many don't know the details behind the making of this legendary moment.
Let's just say it involved a bunch of things including being innovative and learning the basics about tornadoes while the team tried to recreate the effects of one on set. To say the least, it wasn't an easy task and needed a lot of ingenuity and patience.
As per a piece by The Wichita Eagle, because the team had nothing to rely on except their creativity as they scrambled to make things work without modern special effects, they spent some time trying to figure out how to make it look like the tornado was unleashing its wrath over the Kansas prairie.
The challenge was to make things real for the audiences.
Buddy Gillespie was asked to be the head technician for The Wizard of Oz, who had to somehow come up with a realistic tornado. To make things trickier, he didn't know anything about tornadoes and had to experiment.
His first shot at the experiment was expensive and cost a huge amount of money: $8,000, to be precise. Unfortunately, that attempt didn't make it to the final film when the team realized that it wasn't remotely close to what they were looking for. After that, Gillespie came up with a different plan and somehow got things right with a silk stocking that he held before a fan to create the special effect.
And the rest, as they say, is history.Released in 1939, " The Wizard of Oz," a fantastical tale of a young woman's adventures in a wondrous land, captured the public's imagination. Considering the time the film was made, the special effects seem especially magical. Remember there was no CGI in the 1930s! So how did they create such dramatic events as a swirling, whirling tornado on screen? According to Peraton Weather, the legendary tornado scene in the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L.
Frank Baum was inspired by a real-life weather disaster. Baum worked as a newspaper editor and learned about twin tornadoes that ripped through the town of Irving, Kansas in 1879. One of the victims of these destructive forces of nature was a woman named Dorothy Gale.
Baum used the same name for his main character in his novel and Judy Garland played Dorothy in the film version. For the film, Arnold Gillespie handled the special effects and worked hard to recreate a natural weather phenomenon for the cameras.
Getting the tornado to look and move right was wizard of oz 👠 tornado trial-and-error process, according to the Washington Post. He tried a giant rubber cone that stood 35 feet tall, but it was too stiff to simulate the motion of a real twister. According to the Wichita Eagle, he also tried a water vortex. But the best solution came from, of all places, the airport. Gillespie remembered the windsocks used at airports around this time. Gillespie made his tornado out of muslin cloth in a sock-like shape, which could move much like a real one.
Gillespie's new version could twist, bend, and shift around in an authentic way. The next challenge was getting the twister to move around on the film's soundstage. The top of the muslin sock was wrapped around some chicken wire to help it hold its shape and then was attached to a gantry crane. The crane was on a track that spanned the entire stage. The gantry was custom-built for the film, and cost more than $12,000 — an enormous expense for 1938 (via Peraton Weather).
The bottom of the muslin cloth and chicken wire tornado was attached to a cart on a track, according to Playbill. Two stagehands, hidden under the stage floor, moved to the cart back and forth to give the tornado its dramatic motion across the prairies of Kansas.
All of Gillespie's efforts really paid off as the final version of the film wizard of oz 👠 tornado. "The Wizard of Oz" tornado scene is considered the first realistic depiction of a twister in a film.
Gillespie earned an Academy Award nomination for all the wonderful special effects he did for the movie.