We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Tomorrow (August 25) marks the 73rd anniversary of the US opening of one of the most beloved movies of all time, “The Wizard of Oz.”  This film centers around Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion making their way down a yellow brick road in pursuit of the Emerald City.

The storyline has been told and retold with different variations and subplots. Everything from the Broadway sensation “Wicked” to the critically acclaimed “The Wiz” has told taken a slightly different vantage point on this classic tale. The most recent installment of “Wizard of Oz” related storylines is “Oz The Great and Powerful.” This film, (which is due out in 2013) is a prequel to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and focuses on how the Wizard came to be in Oz. Here is the trailer:

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Though the story (and variations) has been told many times, many still view the 1939 “The Wizard of Oz” movie as the best telling of this great tale.

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