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Every Sam Raimi Film Ranked

Perhaps one of the most interesting established directors working in Hollywood today, Sam Raimi has always bridged the gap between niche genres and the mainstream, with one foot in studio filmmaking and the other in independent cinema. His career was jumpstarted with the "Evil Dead" franchise, a series of low-budget supernatural horror films that would go on to become cult classics with legions of devoted fans around the world. But although he started in Hollywood with scary movies, Raimi has si...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Minnesota, New York City, Frances Mcdormand, Arizona, Army, Franco, James Franco, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mpaa, Kansas, Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire


A Boy Called Christmas Review – Netflix Gives Wild Holiday Magic A Chance

Santa Claus origin stories are legion, and somehow all the more charming for their variety, but the truly screwball versions seem to have their own magical attraction. There may be many that are quite similar, but it’s hard to beat the pure draw of something like L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Similarly, Matt Haig’s 2015 book, A Boy Called Christmas, bears little resemblance to anything else you may have heard about how the merry toymaker came to deliver joy to the world...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Movie Review, Netflix, Jim Broadbent, Matt Haig, Newsline, Nikolas, Frank Baum, Gil Kenan, City Of Ember, Lawfull, Ruth Maggie Smith, Nikolas Henry Lawfull


‘It’s time to bring out The Wiz!’ The wild return of the super soul musical

This spin on The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway hit in the 70s and became a film with Diana Ross. Now, the tale of Black joy takes Dorothy from a Manchester tower block and BLM protests to the Emerald CityThe Wizard of Oz is a movie masterpiece that still glitters like a ruby slipper. Its stage prequel, Wicked, has been running non-stop since 2003. But there is another, lesser-known spin-off from L Frank Baum’s original novel. The Wiz, which filters the same story through the prism of African Ameri...
Tags: London, Musicals, Film, Theatre, World news, Culture, Stage, Manchester, Broadway, Michael Jackson, The Wizard Of Oz, BLM, Dorothy, Diana Ross, Black Lives Matter Movement, Matthew Xia


This Actor Played Five Separate Roles In The Wizard Of Oz

Because of the popularity of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," a movie that was notoriously dangerous to film, modern audiences have a great deal of information about its production. Many books have been written about "The Wizard of Oz." I recommend "The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power" (1977) by Aljean Harmetz for a good historical view of film production in 1939. But even for those of us who have seen the film dozens if not hundreds of times, there may be details, lyrics, nua...
Tags: Movies, West, Kansas, Rooney, Dorothy, Florence, Eddie Murphy, Morgan, Emerald City, Fleming, Zeke, Frank Morgan, Frank Baum, Mickey Rooney, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley


Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon


Filming The Wizard Of Oz Was Actually Very Dangerous. Here's Why

The 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," quite possibly the most famous movie of all time, had a notoriously messy production. While the film is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1900, the 1939 film version has supplanted it in the popular consciousness with its memorable songs, indelible iconography (and employing the overused phrase "indelible iconography" is apt when talking about "The Wizard of Oz"), cutting-edge special effects, nightmarish images (those monkeys!), and charact...
Tags: Movies, West, Burt Lahr, Dorothy, Frank Capra, Judy, Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Woodman, Frank Baum, Richard Thorpe, Boys Town, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley, Ebsen


Comics in National Building Museum's CANstruction competition

 by Bruce Guthrie I spent much of Sunday at the National Building Museum watching the CANstruction event. As the sponsoring group AIA | DC (the Washington Architectural Foundation) explains it: Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, Canstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and ...
Tags: Comics, America, Peanuts, Washington Dc, Lewis Carroll, Jack, Jack Kirby, AIA, Captain America, Alice, Joe Simon, Cheshire, Woodstock, Caterpillar, Emerald City, Shel Silverstein


The 13 Best Halloween Movies On Disney+

Halloween is the season to light the jack-o'-lantern, stuff yourself with goodies, and get your fright on -- ideally with some fantastic films. From camp to classic to current, movies are among the best ways to celebrate the spookiness of the holiday while munching on a bowl of sweets and popcorn -- and, like a candy store, Disney+ offers an assortment of treats that are perfectly suited for October.After all, while the Disney+ catalog is largely family friendly, humor and horror go hand-in-hand...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Disney, Vincent Price, Muppets, Salem, Frankenweenie, Disneyland, Jack, Dorothy, John Hurt, MGM, Disney Channel, Victor


America’s First Banned Book: Discover the 1637 Book That Mocked the Puritans

In the contest for the title of the most American historical figure of them all, Thomas Morton‘s name can’t be left out. Businesslike, litigious, given to rhapsodies over nature, and not resistant to turning celebrity, he was also — in a characteristically American manner — born elsewhere. Back in Devon, England, he’d made his name as a lawyer, representing members of the lower class in court, but in 1622 he was hired by investor Sir Ferdinando Gorges on a trip to handle his affairs in the Nort...
Tags: Facebook, Books, England, College, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Plymouth, Seoul, New England, Morton, Puritans, Christie, Atlas Obscura


Vinni Pukh.

Back in 2014, Sashura said “Even Russian Vinni Pukh is different from Winnie the Pooh.” Now Sabina Amanbayeva at the Jordan Center tells Тhе Story of the Russian “Winnie the Pooh” (Part I, Part II). It begins: The story of the Russian Winnie the Pooh, or “Vinni Pukh,” is inextricably tied to the experience of readers who enjoyed the book in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as to viewers of eponymous cartoons released in 1969, 1971, and 1972. Vinni Pukh holds a special place in the hearts of many Ru...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Winnie, Soviet Union, Milne, Christopher Robin, Frank Baum, Sashura, Venuti, Jordan Center, Lawrence Venuti, Vinni Pukh, Sabina Amanbayeva, Тhе Story, American Similarly Vinni Pukh, Galina Zakhoder


Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961

Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961 which features stories about the characters from the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. From YouTube: The series features stories derived from characters created in L. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Cartoons, The Wizard Of Oz, Frank Baum, The 1960s


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 6-13

The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   EVENTS   California Trout’s Trout Camp Gala – 50th Anniversary Celebration:The event is shown online with live entertainment and celebrates taking action for California’s fish, people and water, 6:30 p.m. May 7. The group’s online auction runs through 8 p.m. May 7. Free to attend the online gala but registration is required here: caltrout.org/trout-cam...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 29-May 6

  Zebra Longwing butterflies can be seen at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The museum begins its annual City Nature Challenge on April 30. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)     Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices – Digital Spring Arts + Culture Fest: The online festival concludes, 6-8:30 p.m. April 29. Presen...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Minnesota, California, Mexico, La, Iraq, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Beverly Hills


This Week In Trailers: Percy Vs Goliath, American Oz, A.rtificial I.mmortality, Together Together, Moby Doc

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go up against The Man of all the Mans out there, pull back the curtain on L. Frank Baum, go in search of a different kind of whal...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Chicago, This Week In Trailers, David Bowie, PERCY, Christopher Walken, Pbs, Movie Trailers, Christina Ricci, David Lynch, Clark Johnson, Solid, Morty, Rick, Ed Helms


The Traps We Set for Ourselves

Sometimes we're prevented from achieving our goals by factors beyond our control--the performance of a competitor, or the misdeeds of an adversary, or simply random chance and bad luck. But all too often we pay insufficient attention to the obstacles of our own making--the traps we set for ourselves. In my work as a coach to senior leaders (and in my own life), these traps tend to fall into three categories: Magical Thinking Then close your eyes, and tap your heels together three times. An...
Tags: Hbo, Leadership, Happiness, Change, Jamie Hector, Richard Davidson, Frank Baum, Sharon Begley, Victor Fleming, Dennis Lehane, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Maria Popova, Harry Frankfurt, Billie Burke, Ronald Anderson


Seven ways to cope until the end of lockdown

The end may now be in sight, but there are still frustrating months ahead. From new recipes to letter writing and Lego, writers including Matt Haig and Philippa Perry share their strategiesI always think it is interesting that arguably the most hopeful song of the 20th century – “Over the Rainbow” – arrived in arguably its darkest year. The Wizard of Oz, adapted from L Frank Baum’s novel, opened in cinemas on 25 August 1939, the day Hitler sent a telegram to Mussolini to tell him he was about to...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Life and style, Lego, Culture, Poland, Hitler, Mussolini, Matt Haig, Philippa Perry, Frank Baum, Coronavirus


‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ Film in the Works at New Line While Warner Bros. Greenlights Animated ‘Toto’ Musical

Welcome to the wonderful world of public domain, where we’ll get not one, but two different Wizard of Oz projects from two different companies, based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel. New Line will tackle the source material itself with a feature adaptation of Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, while Warner Bros. will re-team with animation studio Animal Logic for an animated musical adaptation of Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz. New Line’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz N...
Tags: Adaptation, Fantasy, New Line, Warner Brothers, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Toto


‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake in the Works at New Line With Director Nicole Kassell

Hold on to your ruby red slippers and break out the pointy black hats: A “Wizard of Oz” remake is in the works at New Line Cinema. Nicole Kassell (“Watchmen”) is directing the adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s  beloved book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” “I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New […]
Tags: News, New Line, Wizard Of Oz, Temple Hill, Frank Baum, Nicole Kassell, New Line Cinema Nicole Kassell Watchmen


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Be Helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to be helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell New Line Cinema’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has found its director in Emmy winner Nicole Kassell, known for directing episodes of Watchmen, Westworld, The Killing, and more (via Deadline). if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Angelina Jolie, Judy Garland, Temple Hill, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, New Line Cinema, Frank Baum, ComingSoon, Movie News, James Wan, Neil Widener, Darren Lemke, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Kassell


Wicked: Jon M. Chu to Helm Universal’s Musical Film Adaptation

Wicked: Jon M. Chu to helm Universal’s musical film adaptation According to Deadline, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has officially signed on to helm Universal Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of Wicked, based on Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s acclaimed and popular Broadway musical of the same name. Chu will be replacing Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Crown), who was forced to exit the project last year due to scheduling conflicts caused by the ongoing pandemic. ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Netflix, West, Oscar, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Dorothy, Universal Pictures, Platt, Jon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chu, Maguire, Stephen Schwartz


Fantasy Neill, John R.: The Wonder City of Oz. v1. 23 Dec 2020

THE WONDER CITY OF OZ “Founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories by L. Frank Baum.” By John R. Neill (1877–1943) Jenny Jump captures a leprechaun and forces him to make her into a fairy, but he only does half the job before escaping. Jenny accidentally jumps to Oz using her half-fairy gifts. She soon sets up a fashionable Style Shop with a magic turn-style which will give anyone high style; and then challenges Ozma to an ozlection to become ruler of the Land of Oz. ================= John R...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Thompson, Neill, Jenny, Baum, Bucky, Frank Baum, John R Neill, Neill John R, John Rea Neill, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Munchkin Country, Jenny Jump


Fantasy Neill, John R.: The Scalawagons of Oz. v1. 23 Dec 2020

THE SCALAWAGONS OF OZ “Founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories by L. Frank Baum.” By John R. Neill (1877–1943) The Wizard creates Scalawagons, intelligent cars that can also fly. He makes Tik-Tok superintendent of the Scalawagons Factory, but the mechanical man runs down. Bell-Snickle, a mysterious creature, takes advantage of Tik-Tok’s condition by filling the scalawagons with “flabber-gas” and the Wizard nearly loses his scalawagons. ================= John Rea Neill (November 12...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Thompson, Neill, Baum, Bucky, Frank Baum, Tik Tok, John R Neill, Neill John R, John Rea Neill, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Munchkin Country, Scalawagons Factory, Bell Snickle


Fantasy Neill, John R.: Lucky Bucky in Oz. v1. 23 Dec 2020

LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ 42 “Founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories by L. Frank Baum.” By John R. Neill (1877–1943) Bucky Jones is aboard a tugboat in New York Harbor when the boiler blows up. He is soon blown into the Nonestic Ocean where he meets Davy Jones, a wooden whale. The pair travel to the Emerald City, and have many watery adventures along the way. ================= John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 – September 19, 1943) was a magazine and children’s book illustrator primari...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Thompson, Emerald City, Neill, Davy Jones, Baum, New York Harbor, Bucky, Frank Baum, John R Neill, Neill John R, Bucky Jones, Nonestic Ocean, John Rea Neill, Ruth Plumly Thompson


Library Management and Importing

Awhile back, I finally had access to an old computer that had my old version of Calibre. I had started over with a new version on my laptop after that because of issues with that computer system. I couldn't get the files. Several years have passed and with tons of duplicates, I decided to just merge all the directories and start over. I have been slowly sorting and deleting duplicates and re-inputting them. However, recently, they have been importing oddly. They will either put the Author's na...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Frank Baum


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: Glinda of Oz (illus). v1. 27 Oct 2020

Glinda of Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 61 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations (edited), alternate cover image, endpaper images, publisher’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1920. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- In their attempt to st...
Tags: Books, Usa, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Dorothy, Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Baum, Glinda, John R Neill, Gillikin, Dorothy Ozma


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: The Magic of Oz (illus). v1. 21 Oct 2020

The Magic of Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 71 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations (edited), endpaper images, author’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1919. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- Ruggedo, former Nome King, tries to conquer Oz...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Dorothy, Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Baum, Ozma, John R Neill, Nome King, USA Ruggedo, Kiki Aru, Forest of Gugu


Wicked Feature Adaptation Loses Director Stephen Daldry

Wicked feature adaptation loses director Stephen Daldry It’s been over a year since we last heard word about the film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play Wicked and now it’s been revealed that Golden Globe and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Crown) has exited the director chair, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Alan Arkin Exits The Kominsky Method Ahead of the Final Season PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandA...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Dorothy, Anna Faris, Universal Pictures, Platt, Golden Globe, Maguire, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Rob Kim, Frank Baum, Alan Arkin


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: The Tin Woodman of Oz (illus). v1. 14 Oct 2020

The Tin Woodman of Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 61 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations, alternate cover image, endpaper images, author’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1918. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- Woot the Wanderer causes t...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Woot, Dorothy, Baum, Woodman, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Baum, John R Neill, Tin Woodman, USA Woot, Nick Chopper the Tin Woodman, Nimmie Aimee Woot, Nimmie Aimee


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: The Lost Princess of Oz (illus). v1. 08 Oct 2020

The Lost Princess of Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 66 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations, endpaper images, author’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1917. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- When Princess Ozma mysteriously disappears—and ...
Tags: Books, Usa, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Dorothy, Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Baum, Ozma, John R Neill, Cayke the Cookie Cook


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: Rinkitink in Oz (illus). v1. 25 Sep 2020

Rinkitink in Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 68 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations, endpaper images, author’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1916. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- Young Prince Inga of Pingaree, aided by jolly King Rink...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Dorothy, Baum, Frank Baum, Inga, John R Neill, USA Young Prince Inga of Pingaree, Rinkitink, Pingaree