I finally got around to seeing The Wizard of Oz.

Did you guys know the Wizard of Oz was a fraud??

Introduction

The screenplay is written like Lewis Carroll took a bunch of shrooms at a worlds fair and tried to write a Gothic fairy tale musical for the silver screen in 1939.

Glinda’s consolidation of power and hegemony

The cult of the Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz’s very weird gifts

End notes

  • As a side note, Matt Bucy is the top result when you google Wizard of Oz full movie, so the guy nailed the SEO. He recut the film so that it’s… special. You should watch that cut for yourself.
  • Do the munchkins lay eggs, or just enjoy putting their babies in nests?
  • Who took over the flying monkey army after the witch died? I mean, I know they hated her too, but that’s just a standing army ready to be used by a powerful leader.
  • I will not accept that this was all a dream, that is a garbage cop out.

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Aaron J. Alford

Aaron J. Alford

Media critique and memes. Writing about rhetoric and society. MA in Communication They/He