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  • An alphabetical The Wizard Of Oz recut is both orderly and chaotic

    01/09/2016 3:56:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 4, 2016 | Joe Blevins
    History records that The Wizard Of Oz was edited by one Blanche Sewell, an Oklahoman and thwarted actress who also cut together such memorable films as Red Dust, Go West, and Grand Hotel during her 25-year career in Hollywood. But what if Oz had been assembled instead by an extremely diligent file clerk, one who cherished order and neatness over meaning and context? That is the unlikely scenario behind "Of Oz The Wizard," a bizarre and thorough alternate edit of the 1939 family classic by filmmaker Matt Bucy. He has chopped The Wizard Of Oz, all 101 minutes of it,...
  • Three Popes and the Wizard of Oz

    10/04/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | October 4, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Wizard of Oz is a pretty smart book because the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion show three traits we need to be complete. If you only had a head, a heart and courage. It occurred to me on my walk this morning that the three popes illustrate what we need, the church needs and the world needs.What was the first thing Bl.John Paul the Great said on the balcony? “Do not be afraid!” He’s the man of courage–the not cowardly lion. Throughout his papacy he exhibited this great and fearless fortitude–whether it was his triumphant pastoral...
  • Sometimes a Slipper is Just a Shoe: Why the Wizard of Oz is not a Marxist Fairy Tale

    10/10/2012 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    The Freehold ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    David Parker in his article, The Rise and Fall of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a Parable on Populism looks closer at the many interpretations of the Wizard of Oz and gives us his opinion that sometimes a book is just a book and that interpretations pulled out of thin air are often just as ephemeral. I have always been very interested in what adults think about childrens literature. More often than not they read into the stories political, religious, and even topical themes of their own time or the time in which the story was written.
  • Off to See The Wizard at Cooperstown

    07/27/2002 9:51:48 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 3 replies · 186+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 27 July 2002 | John Kekis
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Ozzie Smith says he's done his last backflip. ADVERTISEMENT Perhaps. ``You never know what will happen when you get in front of people and start thanking the ones that have helped you along the way and see the look on their faces,'' the 47-year-old Smith said as he contemplated his induction Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ``How I will react to that, I don't know.'' Smith, the 22nd shortstop to make the Hall, moved with his family from Mobile, Ala., to the tough Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts when Ozzie was 6. It was...