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Oz Above, So Below

Although not in the book, MGM’s idea to have counterparts for all the main Oz characters in Kansas was popular enough to feature in pretty much every other major Oz film. Something interesting that I heard in the Hungry Reader’s … Continue reading

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Tough But Fairy

Maleficent – I remember hearing a lot about this live-action reinterpretation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty before it came out, but not so much afterwards. It apparently did well at the box office, however, and I understand they’re planning a sequel. … Continue reading

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Name That Witch

This picture spawned some conversation on Facebook about the name of the Wicked Witch of the West. As you probably know, the name Elphaba is from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, and was derived from that of L. Frank Baum. The Wicked … Continue reading

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Return to Philmland

Oh, I see. Legends of Oz was a flop because of a vast Hollywood conspiracy to take it down. “Here’s to the failure of another movie promoting those Magic Belt thieves!” You know how I know that isn’t true? Because … Continue reading

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I’m Just a Jester Gesturing

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Based on the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger Stanton Baum, that was also its working title. I can only figure they changed it in hopes of launching a franchise, but since the film … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Hide Your History Away

The Hidden History of Oz, Book One: The Witch Queens, by Tarl Telford – This series is a prequel to the Oz books proper, an idea that’s been done a few times, from Hugh Pendexter’s Oz and the Three Witches … Continue reading

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Girl Power in Oz

Joe Roth, the producer of Oz the Great and Powerful, has gone on record as saying he liked the story because “a fairy tale with a male protagonist is very hard to come by.” Obviously, this has raised the question … Continue reading

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