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Oz
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by Stephen Groenewegen

"Oz rock"
2 stars

Oz is a worthy idea that falls short in its execution. Its a transposition of The Wizard of Oz to 1970s Victoria.

Dorothy (Joy Dunstan) is a schoolgirl groupie whos knocked unconscious when the rock bands van capsizes. She has a fantasy about arriving in a country town where shes accidentally run over the local hood, earning the wrath of the dead villains malevolent truckie brother (played by a pseudonymous sounding Ned Kelly).

She meets Glin, a gay man who runs the town womens fashion store (named The Good Fairy, geddit?). Dorothy takes to the road to reach Oz (Melbourne) for the last concert of a glam rocker named The Wizard (Graham Matters). She encounters a Scarecrow-surfer dude named Blondie (Bruce Spence) who lacks smarts, a car mechanic/tin man (the ironically named Michael Carman, whos looking for a root rather than a heart) and a cowardly-lion biker (Garry Waddell).

Ross Wilson supplied the largely forgettable rock score. The inexperienced Chris Lfvns direction occasionally verges on amateurish, when characters stand around waiting for something to happen. But the inventive story has some nice ideas and there are likeable performances (especially from Dunstan and Waddell).

Oz seems very much of its day now, but has an added fascination for capturing a long-gone mood and providing a snapshot of mid-70s youth counter-culture.

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4/11/05 David Nichols This film has a lot to recommend it 4 stars
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Australia
  30-Jul-1976


Directed by
  Chris Lfvn

Written by
  Chris Lfvn

Cast
  Joy Dunstan
  Graham Matters
  Bruce Spence
  Michael Carman
  Garry Waddell
  Robin Ramsay



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