Friday, August 21, 2009

The Wizard of Oz

The kids and I read The Wizard of Oz this summer. They have never seen the movie and I thought it would be nice to read the book before they saw it. We finished the book last night and watched the movie tonite. It was so great to see it again! I don't think I've seen it since I was a kid so it felt sort of nostalgic to see it now. The kids thought it was good, they said, but while they were watching it I wrote down some of the things they said and I don't know if they are going to remember it as being all that good. Here's some of the things they said:

"Oh my god, is this a musical?"

"That scarecrow scares the crap out of me."

"That wasn't in the book." (x's 50)

"Another song?" (x's 10)

"If it was me, I'd make the tin man into a boat."

"How old is this movie?"

"Do you think all the people in this movie are dead now? I bet they are."

"I'm sure the dog who played Toto is dead!"

"The lion is creeping me out."

"Well, crying sure solves a lot of problems in this movie."

"Another song is coming. I can tell."

After the scarecrow comment, I thought I should start writing them down. I'm glad I did.

I remember being really scared of the flying monkeys when I was a kid, and also feeling horrified when the witch told Dorothy that when all the sand in the hour glass fell, she was dead. That was scary back then, but this is what is going to give me nightmares tonite.

The Lollypop Guild. Are these supposed to be adult munchkins? Because they are not adults. They are creepy, creepy children, in skin wigs and torn, disturbingly high waisted pants, talking out of the sides of their mouths. The one on the left is the worst. What's wrong with that kid?!


  1. This movie still creeps me out. We went to "Wicked" last year and it was really good. The flying monkeys were even more freaky in the play.

  2. I, too, would make the Tin Man into a boat.


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