Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The (First) Wizard of Oz
Any discussion of the modern film industry will invariably end up with a lamentation of its reliance upon remakes and reboots. Such discussions tend to forget that this is not a new trend in film. Many classics, like the Boris Karloff Frankenstein and the Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz are themselves remakes. Courtesy of archive.org, I present the oldest surviving film adaptation of the latter, the 1910 silent film, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.