Thursday 5 June 2003

Wizard of Oz

I've been reading the Wizard of Oz to the children. Didn't realise it was first published in 1900 and there are thirteen other books about Oz written by Baum and more after his death. Certainly the story differs in quite a few details compared to how I remember the movie (made in 1939 and one of the earliest major colour films). For one thing, Dorothy's shoes should be silver and not red. Have to watch the movie again. Check out these other criticisms. And here you can read the entire text.

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