Ellen Handler Spitz, Visual Arts, in the New Republic

In her recent column for the New Repulbic entitled “Yellow Brick Philosophy,” Ellen Handler Spitz, Honors College professor of visual arts, revisits L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first in his series of Oz books. She addresses rumors that the series will be revisited by Hollywood:

It may be too much to hope that a new movie of Oz directed by Sam Raimi will try to convey any of this intellectual richness. Yet beyond spreading color, invention, and enchantment, L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece remains a literary work that inspires children to think; its well-worn printed pages and its quaint pictures open onto serious and expansive vistas of mental excursion.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s