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The PoweR of Oz

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It’s holiday movie season, and as I again watched the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz last week, it reinforced the powerful role it has played in my thinking throughout my life. I began to wonder how many others have also been influenced by a line or image from a favorite movie. There were quotes within Oz which informed me… Read more »

Just a sPoonful of sugaR

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My wife and I were deeply moved by “Saving Mr. Banks”, the new film about the making of “Mary Poppins” in which Walt Disney struggles to get the movie rights to “Poppins” from author P.L. Travers.  Travers is a cold, difficult woman, highly protective of her characters.  Through flashbacks, the film reveals her harsh and sometimes tragic upbringing, coupled with her close relationship with her… Read more »