From the many adaptations of Frank Baum’s fairyland fables, Return to Oz is one celluloid trip that has roots firmly planted within the dark realms of fantasy borne from the original books.
An evil princess who collects heads; a slave race with wheels for appendages; a desert that reduces anyone who touches it into sand…
Baum was a voracious advocate for female rights and votes for women. His passion seeped through his work where the strongest protagonists were wise, thoughtful and powerful girls.
Oz may not be Utopia, but it’s home to a road of imagination and an altruistic future.