RARA-AVIS: wonderful wizard of hardboiled

From: Carrie Pruett ( pruettc@hotmail.com)
Date: 29 Apr 2002

>I dunno ... I'm still disappointed that Dorothy Gale
>didn't make it.

>When she either:
>a) joins the police force
>b) opens a detective agency
>c) enters the CIA
>d) robs a bank

hey now, storming the witch's castle was quite a caper. and knocking out those guards? of course Dorothy's not hardboiled herself, as her Kansas farmgirl roots indicate; Dorothy is the femme fatale. But her three friends
- the yellowbrick road clearly represents the mean street through the corrupt urban jungle; the lion is a lion but he is not himself mean; the tinman is all metal and yet untarnished, the scarecrow is made of straw the corruptible and transient stuff of mortal life yet when he encounters fire he is unafraid -

and don't get me started on Toto -


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