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The Wizard of Oz (BFI Film Classics) by…

The Wizard of Oz (BFI Film Classics) (1992)

by Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie simply gets it. His criticism of one of America's most treasured movies is spot on. Mixing arguments that include topics such as immigration as well as self concept, Rushdie proves why this 1939 masterpiece is more than just a fantasy movie. ( )
  rsplenda477 | Mar 27, 2013 |
Part of the British ,Film Institute's Film Classics series. An essay by Salman Rushdie on the film The Wizard of Oz, offering personal stories and historial insighs into the film's production. Rushdie's first ever short story was called Over the Rainbow, written aged ten - and lost somewhere along the way. This slim volume also includes a new story by Rushdie, At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers.
Plenty of photographs and the full film credits make this a great book for film fans. ( )
  si | Mar 26, 2013 |
i felt that pattern of this story is reitertation. so it was boring.but this story is the dream-world and good for education. ( )
  boywithgreenhat | Dec 27, 2007 |
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For Angela Carter [--] A very good wizard and a very good friend
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I wrote my first story in Bombay at the age of ten; its title was Over the Rainbow.
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While Salman Rushdie has treasured The Wizard of Oz since his boyhood, the movie's idea of returning "home" has had a special resonance for him as an adult. In this lovely appreciation of the MGM classic, Rushdie does not dwell upon his continual flight from any "home" after writing The Satanic Verses. But his affinity for Dorothy and her predicament comes through in his analysis.

This is a marvelous little book, full of wonderful tidbits about the making of The Wizard of Oz. Rushdie also talks about the movie's contrast of black and white and color, order and disorder, good and evil. The volume ends with "At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers," a surrealistic short story in which Rushdie meditates on the value of fantasies like The Wizard of Oz.

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

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