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Film fans are simply now discovering the revolutionary filming approach utilized in an iconic scene from The Wizard of Oz.

A X (previously Twitter) account has make clear the digicam trickery employed in one of many movie’s most memorable scenes, 85 years after it was first shot.

The 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 fantasy novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, utilised distinctive angles and stand-ins to depict Dorothy transitioning from her sepia-toned world into the Technicolour realm of Oz.

A Judy Garland lookalike, wearing sepia apparel, was used earlier than making manner for the true Garland, clad in common clothes, as Dorothy opens the door to Oz.

Technicolour was nonetheless comparatively new on the time, and director Victor Fleming harnessed its potential to deliver the fantastical world of Oz to life.

The HistoricVids account defined on X: “In the Wizard of Oz, the shot of Dorothy walking towards and opening the door was filmed in color on a set painted sepia toned and the Dorothy stand in wearing sepia clothes and make up. After she opens the door she moves out of frame and Judy Garland wearing the regular Dorothy clothes moves into frame.

“The use of Technicolor, a coloration movie expertise, allowed the filmmakers to create the colourful and colourful world of Oz. The transition from black and white to paint was a groundbreaking visible impact on the time and added to the magical expertise of the movie. [sic]”

Twitter users were fascinated by this revelation, with many declaring it one of the best scenes ever captured on film.

One social media user declared: “I simply love this. I like when filmmakers function like illusionists and magicians, it is ingenious.”

Another enthused: “The Wizard of Oz was a milestone of cinema on so many dimensions. How did they determine that stuff out again then? Absolutely magical.”

A third hailed the clip as “one of the iconic film pictures in cinema historical past”.

Even viewers who had witnessed the magical transition before were still left spellbound. One X user said: “Saw this in a theatre and it actually is kind of a shocking second, even realizing it was coming. By this time you’ve got spent sufficient time at nighttime watching sepia tones for use to it after which the Technicolor change occurs and every little thing is fantastically vibrant.”