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A Brief Guide to Oz
     

A Brief Guide to Oz

by Paul Simpson
 

August 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the best-loved films in the world, MGM's The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's beloved books. Since Baum's death there have been over 30 official continuations of the saga, as well as alternate takes on the central concepts, 17 movies with more to come (including a re-release of the original movie, in

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August 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the best-loved films in the world, MGM's The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's beloved books. Since Baum's death there have been over 30 official continuations of the saga, as well as alternate takes on the central concepts, 17 movies with more to come (including a re-release of the original movie, in 2014), more than 20 different TV versions, and more than 15 stage adaptations, including the blockbuster musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, which continues to fill theaters worldwide. This Brief Guide focuses on Baum's life and the literary land of Oz, plus the films, sequels, remakes, stage versions, and myriad of reinvented stories.

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The author takes the reader on an accessible and lighthearted trip down the yellow brick road, stopping at particularly interesting renditions and manifestations of Dorothy, the wizards, and the rest of the gang.
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ISBN-13:
9780762452392
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,399,002
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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