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  •  Return to Oz (7+ / 0-)

    I didn't mind the way Return to Oz smerged the plots of Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz nearly as much as the nightmarish and overly-long opening where Dorothy is taken to a creepy insane asylum to be given electroshock therapy.  And the wholly unnecessary rule the makers adopted from the Judy Garland movie that everything Dorothy experiences in Oz might be a hallucination and so all the major Oz characters must be prefigured in people she meets in the Real World.

    The Oz parts of the movie I actually liked.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 10:19:17 AM PST

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    •  Wow! Glad I missed these! eom (2+ / 0-)
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      elsaf, Aunt Pat

      And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah! -Leonard Cohen .................@laurenreichelt

      by TheFatLadySings on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:09:31 AM PST

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      •  I Actually Liked Return To Oz... (1+ / 0-)
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        Brecht

        I actually liked Return to Oz once it actually got past that nightmarish beginning.  I think they did a good job of imagining the world of Oz.  There were frightening parts there too:  the psycho Wheelers, the witch with the collection of heads, the creepy Nomes, the outwardly jovial yet completely amoral Nome King; but these were all within a fairy-tale context.  The initial sequence at the hospital was simply brutal, and was not even given a satisfactory resolution.

        "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

        by quarkstomper on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:01:00 PM PST

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