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Wizard of Oz, The - The Horses of a Different Color
In the scene where Dorothy and her friends are taking the carriage ride in The Emerald City, every time, right before the horse changes color, the camera is fixed on the people in the carriage, so a new horse can be brought in. There were actually two horses alternately dyed and brought in during these changes in the camera angle.
This is kind of stupid, but it can be classified as a slip-up, so I put it in.
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Ash13 on 01-25-2001
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Jade writes:
This is not a slip-up at all. A slip-up by definition is a mistake or accident. If the directors and producers intended to use two different horses then how is it a mistake? Unless they accidentally filmed the horses being switched there is no mistake. This belongs on the trivia site.
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BrittBritt writes:
Yes, to clarify, there were two horses used. It was intended to be that way. They were both white Arabians. For those who like to know tiny details, their names were Mike and Ike. And I agree, that's not a slip-up, it does belong on trivia site.
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pixie_punk writes:
Yeah, and the horses were died with jello powder.
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KenDaLL WoLf writes:
OOOoohh, and all this time I thought the horse really changed colors....
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B writes:
Also, you can tell there are two different horses used because their steps are different.
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moviechic writes:
How exactly is this a slip-up?
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Roxana writes:
Umm...First of all, they didn't do that, simply because they don't show them before he changes color. Second, that's not a slip up, even if you were right.
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wwgeenz1029 writes:
Actually, this is was intended to be this way. If you watch the movie, when Dorothy is at the door and the guy won't let her in, she explains that she has the ruby slippers and that Glenda sent her (I think). Then the guy goes: "well that's a horse of a different color!". Hence, the horses of different colors!!!
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Annamaniacs writes:
Yeah but did you notice that the horses are different sizes? Man it's so obvious that when they switch to the horse of a different colour, it looks like an entirely different horse!...No wonder Dorothy's pointing at it.
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tamuru writes:
yes, i had assumed that they used a spotlight in that scen. because i know that there is one point where the horse shifts from blue to purple on camera.
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prtzlhd123 writes:
Are you positive that there was more than one horse used? I could have sworn you could actually see the horse changing colors. I thought they used lighting techniques to do this . . .
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