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Old 06-11-2012, 11:29 PM
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I haven't heard of a new Oz? But that plot doesn't sound good at all. I too won't give full judgement on it until I see trailers and images. I think the giving Dorothy shock treatment was a way to show how cruelly children could be treated and to make them forget what their imagination creates, and what turns out not to be imagination, but something real. It's the adults trying to make children grow up to quickly mechanism, which shouldn't be at all.
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I love Wizard of Oz. A part of me would love to see a new film in that enviroment, more like the classic book. But a big part of me hpes this doesn't work out.

The original is timeless.
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When I was a child my family went to stay with friends while vacationing in the DC area. I got to stay in a room with the complete set of Oz books while we were there and I remember staying up late night after night reading my way through the shelf. I loved the original illustrations although after a while almost all the plots kind of melted together. It was one of my favorite vacation memories though: sneak reading Oz late at night...

I have the complete works of L.Frank Baum on my e-reader now, but have not yet read through them again yet.
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Awesome! That sure is a good childhood memory. I too have the books on my Kindle, and it is great to have them all in the palm of hand.
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Franchise in the modern sense...no. But think of the series of Sherlock Holmes movies starring Basil Rathbone. At the beginning, at least, they were all from different stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not to mention Universal following up Frankenstein with Bride of Frankenstein or Dracula with Son of Dracula. It happened, just not as frequently as it does today.
I just had to say I am so blessed to have inherited many of the original Oz books from my mother. They are not worth as much as they might have been if she had not colored some of the pictures, nor signed her name in them back in the 1930s. Needless to say, that only makes them priceless to me, as she has been in heaven for over 15 years. So these stories are precious to me, and part of who I am.

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I just had to say I am so blessed to have inherited many of the original Oz books from my mother. They are not worth as much as they might have been if she had not colored some of the pictures, nor signed her name in them back in the 1930s. Needless to say, that only makes them priceless to me, as she has been in heaven for over 15 years. So these stories are precious to me, and part of who I am.

The Baum Oz stories are available for free for Kindle or Kindle application for your computer.
That's nice to know that your mother signed her name in the back of each book. It was such a sweet thing to read about them being a big part of who you are. That's how much I got the books for my Kindle. It's great to have both hard copies and e-book versions of them.
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I just had to say I am so blessed to have inherited many of the original Oz books from my mother. They are not worth as much as they might have been if she had not colored some of the pictures, nor signed her name in them back in the 1930s. Needless to say, that only makes them priceless to me, as she has been in heaven for over 15 years. So these stories are precious to me, and part of who I am.
That's lovely! A few of mine are signed (mostly as Christmas gifts from parents to children) and I've often wondered who the people were and wished I could find out. It's nice to actually know and have deep meaning in it.
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Oh I love all of the Oz books. Read the Baum and Thompson versions. Baum is the best but some of the Thompson books are cute. I love Dorthy and Ozma the best.
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Not to mention...the movie was MGM's most expensive; besides, in 1939, were franchises really even all that popular movie wise? I can't think of one movie franchise that was started that early...it seems like the sequels, trilogies, etc. were all reserved for a more modern era. Personally, I think you're cheating yourself if you diss the movie because it happens to be different from the book. The film, unlike some adaptations [ ], is well made and well worth the watch. And I believe it's Judy Garland's finest movie. Just a shame her life got ruined.
Franchise typically were movies series, though not in the modern sense. They were more movies with the same reacurring characters, not unlike TV movies. Notable series included:
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-The Thin Man
-Topper
-Lassie
-Hopalong Cassidy
-Roy Rogers
-Rin Tin-Tin
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I haven't heard of a new Oz? But that plot doesn't sound good at all. I too won't give full judgement on it until I see trailers and images. I think the giving Dorothy shock treatment was a way to show how cruelly children could be treated and to make them forget what their imagination creates, and what turns out not to be imagination, but something real. It's the adults trying to make children grow up to quickly mechanism, which shouldn't be at all.
I believe that plot, was an earlier working of the script, I doubt Disney would release anything of that sort under their Disney banner, nor as part as a family franchise. Considering how endeared the MGM film is, I think it would be bad buisness. There are actually several Oz pictures in the works, when we had an Oz thread here, I made a listing of them. the closest in release is 'Dorothy of Oz' based on the book by Roger S. Baum (non-cannon).
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I love Wizard of Oz. A part of me would love to see a new film in that enviroment, more like the classic book. But a big part of me hpes this doesn't work out.

The original is timeless.
I agree, as much as I love MGM's film (I've got nearly every home video release of my life time XD), it's tone and appearance of Oz differs greatly to Baum's land, and can be a bit overly sugary. I've always been annoyed that out of 40 offical Oz books, plus the series set in other lands in Nonestica (pictured below) that we always get films based on original ideas, and visuals that go back to the MGM movie.

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I just had to say I am so blessed to have inherited many of the original Oz books from my mother. They are not worth as much as they might have been if she had not colored some of the pictures, nor signed her name in them back in the 1930s. Needless to say, that only makes them priceless to me, as she has been in heaven for over 15 years. So these stories are precious to me, and part of who I am.

The Baum Oz stories are available for free for Kindle or Kindle application for your computer.
Your so very lucky!!! It's quite difficult for me to find anything by Thompson, partly because so very few places offer the Oz books, and rarely anything beyond 'Patchwork Girl'. I've been dying to read 'Royal Book of Oz', though I hear it's quite a mess , being her first book.
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Oh I love all of the Oz books. Read the Baum and Thompson versions. Baum is the best but some of the Thompson books are cute. I love Dorthy and Ozma the best.
I love Dorothy, but Patches and Button Bright are favorites of my own
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