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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 2 Apr 1998 13:29:51 -0500
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Lewis's books seem very writerly, with all sorts of parenthetical remarks
that make it difficult to get involved with thes story, though he did this
less as it wore on.  This is one reason I have yet to see why these books
are considered so much superior to Baum's, just because the publisher got
the series to continue, with much inconsistency, through other authors of
varying quality.  This seques into a request for films that reference
Baum/Oz in any way, even if a reference to the MGM movie (of which none of
the dialogue has anything to do with Baum's). PLEASE check the IMDb, as I
already have every reference/spoof for that film they have listed.  I want
things I haven't turned up yet, and my list is so long I don't want to
retype it.
On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Lisa R. Barry wrote:
> In response to Keith Blay's query for literature-to-film for 13-14 year
> olds, how about the film versions of the Narnia books?  THE LION, THE WITCH
> AND THE WARDROBE and others are fabulous reading (I still read them myself,
> and so does my son), and the film adaptations aren't that bad either.
> Although, personally, I prefer the images I have in my head to those on the
> screen.  Not that C.S. Lewis is considered one of the "great" authors, but
> he is well-respected.  The Narnia series isn't considered "great"
> literature, but who defines "great?"  I prefer these tales to many of the
> "greats" I have read.
> Lisa :-)
> =======================================
> "Many author-mothers conclude that maternity has enabled them to reject
> male standards of writing . . . [M]any female authors come to see their
> creation in human reproductive terms, reclaiming for women a metaphor long
> appropriated by men."
>                                               --Lucy Fischer
> =======================================
> Lisa R. Barry
> Ph.D. Candidate
> The Pennsylvania State University
> 234 Sparks Building
> University Park, PA  16802
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