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Old March 12 2013, 01:38 PM   #34
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Re: Oz the Great and Powerful - Grading & Discussion

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
Do you think David E Kelly paid for his slippers, when he dressed Camille up in full Dorothy during an early episode of Chicago Hope to soothe a trichotillomaniac? Or did they slip that under the wire as a parody?
I'd imagine so, yes. Or maybe there was a WB corporate connection of some sort.

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"I'm not allowed to" or "I'm not allowed to without handing over a but load of money" are also both good reasons. Which made his answer to the question seem even more political that he artistically and stylistically chose not to borrow from MGM because he was interested in his own unique vision... But how much would it have cost to use Ruby slippers?
Since publicly admitting they were wary of legal trouble could itself encourage legal trouble, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the filmmakers were directed to ascribe any and all dissimilarities from the '39 movie as purely artistic.
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