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Oz: The Great and Powerful
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 17, 2013
James Franco and Mila Kunis - Oz: The Great and Powerful
Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: What was your original reaction to watching "The Wizard of Oz"?

JF: I loved the 1939 film, the Judy Garland film. I watched it as a kid. I watched it before they had DVD players or even VCRs. I just watched it on TV when it came on, I think during the holidays. Somehow, I can't quite remember, but somehow that led me to reading all the books. This is the day before Harry Potter so these were basically my Harry Potter series and I read all of them on my own. They were some of the first books I read on my own and I loved it. I loved the world of Oz. I guess as a young man, I was just drawn to fantasy worlds. I liked being transported to alternative realms where a lot of my early imagination was sparked.

MK: The first full length book that I read when I was nine years old in English was Return to Oz. And then similar to James actually, before ...

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