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January 22nd, 2013

may_lily: (Best friends)
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 01:24 pm
From my tumblr.

I saw the trailer for ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ yesterday. I knew the movie was coming up but I haven’t been paying much attention to it. I like Oz, but I’m tired of reimaginings of the first book when there’s a wealth of material that Baum wrote that hardly ever gets touched. My kingdom for a good adaption of the Marvellous Land of Oz, particularly one that keeps the Tip-Ozma reveal. I think there’s an anime adaption, but it’s not easy to get.

I have to admit that I shipped (book) Glinda and the Wizard back in the day, and it looks like that’s what they’re going for in the movie. Except the way she’s clinging to him in the poster, the sort of vulnerable air she’s got… that’s not Glinda at all!

And where’s Ozma? Who are these random witches? Admittedly, Ozma was probably a baby when the Wizard turned up, so maybe that’s something they’ll address.

I did like the china girl. The china city is an episode that doesn’t get remembered in adaptions often, so it’s nice to see that nod to the book.
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