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Wizard of Oz (BFI Film Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"The Wizard of Oz was my very first literary influence," writes Salman Rushdie in his account of the great MGM children's classic. At the age of ten he had written a story, "Over the Rainbow," about a colorful fantasy world. But for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, where the weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies. Rushdie rejects the conventional view that its fantasy of escape from reality ends with a comforting return to home, sweet home. On the contrary, it is a film that speaks to the exile. The Wizard of Oz shows that imagination can become reality, that there is no such place like home, or rather that the only home is the one we make for ourselves.

Rushdie's brilliant insights into a film more often seen than written about are rounded off with a typically scintillating new short story, "At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers," about the day when Dorothy's red shoes are knocked down to $15,000 at a sale of MGM props.

Synopsis:

The author briefly recounts the making of "The Wizard of Oz" and discusses its plot, music, and themes.

Synopsis:

For Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story "whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults," in which the "weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies."

About the Author

Salman Rushdie's books, from Midnight's Children to The Satanic Verses, have been read around the world. His recent book--Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 , and The Moor's Last Sigh--have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851703008
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Editor:
Bragg, Melvyn; Maltby, Richard
Editor:
Bragg, Melvyn
Editor:
Maltby, Richard
Author:
Maltby, Richard
Author:
Bragg, Melvyn
Location:
London :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Wizard of Oz
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
9170
Publication Date:
19920527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.49 x 5.49 x 0.215 in

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"Synopsis" by , The author briefly recounts the making of "The Wizard of Oz" and discusses its plot, music, and themes.
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For Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story "whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults," in which the "weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies."
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