Wizards, Wizards Everywhere! #FridayRecommends

Friday Recommends

Did you know it’s The Wizard of Oz’ birthday? Did you send it a card?

ANYWAY, one of my Facebook buds shared this article from BBC – Culture about the social commentary we tend to overlook in the dear old film. It’s really rather cynical and resistant.

Another film about a wizard that’s also cynical and resistant, but also (as is TWoO) sentimental and uplifting is Mike Jittlov’s The Wizard of Speed and Time.

I saw the original short at a science fiction convention, and was thrilled to find the feature-length expansion Jittlov did. Bought it. Watched it. Often. Infected #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian with it.

It’s hard to find, now, but Jittlov has approved the uploading of the entire film to YouTube! God, I love that guy!

If you don’t have time right now to watch the whole thing, enjoy the original short right here, right now. You’re welcome.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a wizard, someone who thinks he’s a wizard, or someone who thinks somebody else is a wizard.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Wizards, Wizards Everywhere! #FridayRecommends

  1. Ally Bean

    August 16, 2019 at 8:23am

    “Just watch for the wizard in the room of green…” ?

    Love this short. It’s funny and perfectly paced. Plus what a wonderful glimpse back in time. Thanks for sharing it here.

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      Marian Allen

      August 16, 2019 at 8:35am

      The Wizard makes me very happy. 🙂 I’m glad you liked him, too.

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  2. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    August 16, 2019 at 9:44am

    I met my wizard quota earlier in the week! (Of course, I can usually suffice, as long as the batteries in my wands still have juice.)

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