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Old June 20 2013, 09:34 PM   #82
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Re: Oz the Great and Powerful - Grading & Discussion

hbquikcomjamesl wrote: View Post
Everything wrong with it, whether we're talking gratuitous horror shock scenes that aren't in any of Baum's books, or conflation of The Land of Oz with Ozma of Oz, or Langwidere with Mombi, or utterly unnecessary (and in the case of ruby slippers replacing the Nome King's magic belt, expensive) nods to the 1939 MGM Oz, came from screwing around with Baum.
Baum screwed around with Baum when he made the Oz silents as they don't follow the books precisely either. So the precedent starts there.
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