Monday, November 29, 2010

Return to Oz Screening!

Last week there was a screening of Return to Oz at the Aero Theater. But this screeing had a Q & A with Walter Murch & Fairuza Balk! Many fans went, and many did not know it was going on... Here is a review by an audience member...

"This screening was a very pleasant surprise, especially the discussion with the director and star. I enjoyed their insight into the process and conception. The film was very interesting and entertaining. I appreciated the inspiration from the books and did not mind that it was not a musical. I believe its shortcoming had to do with the lack of human-ness in Dorothy's new friends. The audience needs to be drawn to them and love them as much as the heroine to feel engaged. I had thought their coldness was due to the technically dominated special effects utilized to create these fantastical characters. Later, after George Lucas' name was brought into the discussion, I came to a realization that StarWars had tremendous success with two mechanical onscreen characters who were both very endearing and human-like, R2-D2 and C3PO. Little Miss Balk was a very sweet and intelligent Dorothy." - Lawrence


http://www.goldstar.com/events/santa-monica-ca/return-to-oz.html

The screening is now over, but stay tuned for photos from that night....

1 comments:

Ozmaster5555 said...

When and are you going to do this again if you hosted this?