RE: [mythsoc] The Two Towers
> Roger Ebert lists _The Wizard of Oz_ among his "Great Movies", and defendsOh, I agree. Once I saw the movie, I knew that judy was right for the role as
> the casting of Judy Garland, saying that a child
> actress--especially, if I
> may interject, at a time when serious child roles, qq.v. _Night of the
> Hunter_ and _To Kill a Mockingbird_ among others, were still some years
> away--would not have had the depth needed for the role of Dorothy. "When
> she hoped that troubles would melt like lemon drops, you believed she had
> troubles," writes Ebert. But of course he cites her reading--or singing
> rather--of a line that is not Baum's.
portrayed. Only she could have belted out those songs like that. I try to
picture Shriley Temple in the role and shudder. Judy was the wrong age for
book-dorothy. She was just right for movie-dorothy.
Jason M. Abels
"The world is coming down around our ears and you're sticking at a few
vampires!" - Ben Mears, _Salem's Lot_