Tag Archives: L. Frank Baum

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Well, here’s an early contender for worst film I’ve seen this year, and I speak as someone who saw¬†Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which I would not call a good movie. I went in with low expectations, hoping I’d at … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

It’s difficult to tell if this is the first Oz story set to film or simply the earliest Oz film that still exists. Elizabeth Kingsley at And You Call Yourself A Scientist has a lot of terrific information about the … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)

I’m working on a piece about Maurice Tourneur’s childrens fantasy, The Blue Bird (1918), and it got me thinking about other childrens fantasies of the era. I’d previously seen The Patchwork Girl of Oz, but I didn’t remember much about … Continue reading

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