Visit Oz Before James Franco Got There

We couldn’t think of recent Sam Raimi Oz reinterpretation Oz the Great and Powerful Starring James Franco as James Franco without thinking fondly of the massive, amazing Oz reread that writer Mari Ness completed on in 2011.

For over a year, Ness reread the Famous Forty. Beginning with the 14 books original creator Frank L. Baum wrote, continuing on to the books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, and onwards from there. She brought this historical perspective to the movie adaptations and recent Gregory Maguire reinterpretations.

Take a look through the collected posts now! You are bound to find a piece of your childhood hiding within.


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