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Oz The Great and Powerful

In Road to Oz, Baum's fifth book in the series, the Wizard creates large soap bubbles at Ozma's birthday party. The soap bubbles are strong enough for the guests to stand in them and float up into the air. Eventually, the Wizard would send the guests home in these bubbles.


I passed my first benchmark test! I have an accuracy rating of 92%. They are allowing me to correct my mistakes and resubmit them to get a higher score. There are two dictations for me to transcribe for each benchmark test.

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erinm_4600
Mar. 16th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
God love the book!nerd in Raimi! :D

92%!! WOOT!
gatechic
Mar. 16th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
He wasn't kidding when he said they went through the books for the film. :D
erinm_4600
Mar. 16th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
I think pulling all the book stuff made the movie better!

Someone was whining on Tumblr that the whole China Town sequence was a waste of time.

Um... HELLO. First book much?? o.O
gatechic
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
Me, too! And I'm glad it didn't pull a lot from the 39 film.

I'm finding that some people who are whining about this film don't know much about the books. Not to mention that without the China Girl, Oscar would have ran for the hills.
erinm_4600
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah -- every single person who compares the movie to 1939 or Wicked should be slapped.

They wouldn't have either without the books. $&@(#
gatechic
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yep! The 39 film and Wicked contradict the books as it is.

And the feminazis really need to get off their soap box about this movie. While it is about a man, he's not the only hero in the film. And let's face it, there are plenty of Theodoras out there in the real world. Glinda is stronger than Oscar, but she helps him become the man behind the curtain. So technically, the two strongest characters in the movie are women: Glinda and China Girl.

It bothers me when people see things that are not really there.
erinm_4600
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Exactly.

And you didn't see us getting all bent out of shape when Tin Man was all about DG! o.O


That's what fanfic is for ;)
gatechic
Mar. 16th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'm all for feminism, but too much of any form of ism is bad. China Girl is fearless, feisty, and she completely conned Oscar. So much for no strong female characters.

Oh, how I love Tin Man.

Word.
erinm_4600
Mar. 16th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
I never fell so hard for anything as I did my TM

*snugs*
gatechic
Mar. 17th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC)
I think the reason why I'm falling so hard for Oz is because I saw some of what I/we have established as personal Tin Man canon in this. :D

*hugs*

How is Biz this morning?
erinm_4600
Mar. 17th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
I was grinning like the Cheshire Cat a good many times, myself. ♥♥

*snugs Steve, Michael, and Bruce*

She hurts ALL over. Tried to sleep on the air mattress last night, instead of the bed. Otherwise, she says she's more comfortable with having her eyes open.
aelfgyfu_mead
Mar. 16th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the 92% and the chance to do even better!
gatechic
Mar. 16th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I need a score of 90% when I'm done with the course to graduate with Honors. They also want to see if I'm learning from their feedback by resubmitting the tests.
archersangel
Mar. 17th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
congrats on the 92%!

and the reason that the oz move didn't take much, if anything, from the 1939 film is because MGM has the rights to the '39 one and they made sure their copyrights were protected. rumor is they had someone look over everything to make sure it was different, supposedly even the colors of stuff. i heard they had to digitally alter the hair of the munchkins because it was too similar to the 1939 movie.
gatechic
Mar. 17th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I watched a few interviews with Sam Raimi, and yes they did have someone watching over them. I heard they were going to make Finley blue but changed their minds. But honestly, the 39 film didn't follow the book that well. But like I said, I'm glad they didn't take a lot from the film and made Oz it's own story.

I've been rereading some of the Oz books and I'm impressed with all the elements that were taken from the books are in the Oz movie, with a few liberties.
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