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Books on the Big Screen: Oz movie reviews
Books on the Big Screen: Oz movie reviews

L. Frank Baum's classic about a wonderful wizard is getting a new look, in a movie prequel called "Oz: The Great & Powerful." This isn't a true adaptation -- in fact, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and other key characters do not even appear, and references to Baum's work are kept to a minimum. Early reactions show that the movie may be more appealling to general sudiences than to critics. It's a reimagining of the background of the huckster who is swept away to a magical land and is thrust into an uncomftable role as leader. It follows the hugely succcessful "Wicked," a long-running Brodway show that provided the backstory to the relationship...

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