Classic Film Femme

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Because after that looooong journey down the yellow brick road it turns out the great and powerful Oz is a completely obnoxious moron and all you needed the whole time was some confidence and a pair of ruby-studded heels. A lesson here for feminists? I would say so…

 So! This year, I’ve decided to create a new tradition for New Year’s day! Why not watch the Wizard of Oz every year? After all, the film is all about transitions and self-awareness – Kansas to Over the Rainbow, Black and White to Technicolour, and thinking you’re useless to finding your real potential!

This year the Femme will be watching for:

  • Portrayals of powerful men as humorous dolts
  • Representations of lonely old ladies as wicked witches
  • Depictions of beauty vs. ugliness

Happy New Year to all and especially to my friends who have encouraged me to keep blogging!

This entry was published on January 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm. It’s filed under Films Based on Novels, Revolutionary Film and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

  1. Yes! More posts. More, more!
    p.s Try reading “Wicked”. It will give you a whole new take on the Wizard (basically he’s a jerk).
    Happy New Years!

  2. Happy New Year! Thanks for reminding me of the importance of doing this for myself. New post next week!

  3. I’m looking forward to it! And yes Wicked is good. Very political. The musical was amazing too!

    • I’ll have to read Wicked but maybe after I’ve read Wizard of Oz first. Did you know that Baum wrote about 15 books that take place in Oz?

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