dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
So.

I am going to start watching Tin Man, scifi's fantasy grown-up reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale.

I blame [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.

I confess to (heresy) never liking 'Wizard of Oz.' OK, let me modify this. My first book, the book which introduced me to reading at 6, the book that made me the nerdy, glasses-wearing book junkie I am today was the Russian plagiarized retelling of the story, 'Volshebnik Izumrudnogo Goroda' (Wizard of Emerald City). Oh, I loved it to bits and read and reread and reread it.

But I am not six any more, and while VIG would have a total nostalgic love/value if I were to reread it, I have no such attachment to the original by Baum, with its different words (silly, and very subjective but true).

And, further heresy, I really dislike the MGM movie and never get why it's such a classic. It's too bright, too flat, too cloyingly insipid: a Hallmark card gone amock. And it's a man in a lion's suit, and the tin man outfit is silly and Judy Gardland is so precious I want to smack her in the face.

So yeah.

When 'Tin Man' references started popping on my flist, I idly browsed through them (Tin Man was always my second favorite character, after Dorothy herself).

My attention was caught by several things (and if you know me, you know what they are):

1. The setting seemed to be dystopic, and dystopia in movies and literature is probably my favorite genre hands down. Give me dystopic and I will watch/read almost anything.

2. It all seeemed grim, grim, grim, and angsty. You know me.

3. Manpain! I have been promised manpain! Oh, and Alan Cumming.

Still, I sort of vaccilated for a bit.

But who am I kidding, right? I knew I was a goner from the moment I read the following in [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer's LJ: "Cain [Tin Man] is emotionally hard and heartless after witnessing his family's torture played on loop in front of him for years."

Heh. I am so easy.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
So.

I am going to start watching Tin Man, scifi's fantasy grown-up reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale.

I blame [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.

I confess to (heresy) never liking 'Wizard of Oz.' OK, let me modify this. My first book, the book which introduced me to reading at 6, the book that made me the nerdy, glasses-wearing book junkie I am today was the Russian plagiarized retelling of the story, 'Volshebnik Izumrudnogo Goroda' (Wizard of Emerald City). Oh, I loved it to bits and read and reread and reread it.

But I am not six any more, and while VIG would have a total nostalgic love/value if I were to reread it, I have no such attachment to the original by Baum, with its different words (silly, and very subjective but true).

And, further heresy, I really dislike the MGM movie and never get why it's such a classic. It's too bright, too flat, too cloyingly insipid: a Hallmark card gone amock. And it's a man in a lion's suit, and the tin man outfit is silly and Judy Gardland is so precious I want to smack her in the face.

So yeah.

When 'Tin Man' references started popping on my flist, I idly browsed through them (Tin Man was always my second favorite character, after Dorothy herself).

My attention was caught by several things (and if you know me, you know what they are):

1. The setting seemed to be dystopic, and dystopia in movies and literature is probably my favorite genre hands down. Give me dystopic and I will watch/read almost anything.

2. It all seeemed grim, grim, grim, and angsty. You know me.

3. Manpain! I have been promised manpain! Oh, and Alan Cumming.

Still, I sort of vaccilated for a bit.

But who am I kidding, right? I knew I was a goner from the moment I read the following in [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer's LJ: "Cain [Tin Man] is emotionally hard and heartless after witnessing his family's torture played on loop in front of him for years."

Heh. I am so easy.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
So.

I am going to start watching Tin Man, scifi's fantasy grown-up reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale.

I blame [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.

I confess to (heresy) never liking 'Wizard of Oz.' OK, let me modify this. My first book, the book which introduced me to reading at 6, the book that made me the nerdy, glasses-wearing book junkie I am today was the Russian plagiarized retelling of the story, 'Volshebnik Izumrudnogo Goroda' (Wizard of Emerald City). Oh, I loved it to bits and read and reread and reread it.

But I am not six any more, and while VIG would have a total nostalgic love/value if I were to reread it, I have no such attachment to the original by Baum, with its different words (silly, and very subjective but true).

And, further heresy, I really dislike the MGM movie and never get why it's such a classic. It's too bright, too flat, too cloyingly insipid: a Hallmark card gone amock. And it's a man in a lion's suit, and the tin man outfit is silly and Judy Gardland is so precious I want to smack her in the face.

So yeah.

When 'Tin Man' references started popping on my flist, I idly browsed through them (Tin Man was always my second favorite character, after Dorothy herself).

My attention was caught by several things (and if you know me, you know what they are):

1. The setting seemed to be dystopic, and dystopia in movies and literature is probably my favorite genre hands down. Give me dystopic and I will watch/read almost anything.

2. It all seeemed grim, grim, grim, and angsty. You know me.

3. Manpain! I have been promised manpain! Oh, and Alan Cumming.

Still, I sort of vaccilated for a bit.

But who am I kidding, right? I knew I was a goner from the moment I read the following in [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer's LJ: "Cain [Tin Man] is emotionally hard and heartless after witnessing his family's torture played on loop in front of him for years."

Heh. I am so easy.

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