Dead ding dong is the witch.
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Of Oz the Wizard. Finally someone put it in alphabetical order! SLVimeo.
posted by Obscure Reference (62 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

 
...reads thread title in Yoda voice...
posted by fairmettle at 1:25 PM on January 2, 2016


The "no" section is particularly great.
posted by ColdChef at 1:27 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


You can pretty much just watch "Aaa" and the whole plot is right there.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:30 PM on January 2, 2016 [9 favorites]


Apricot!
posted by ChuraChura at 1:32 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does it sync up with Dark Moon of Side the?
posted by SansPoint at 1:36 PM on January 2, 2016 [37 favorites]


God, the great thing about Yip Harburg's use of repetition in lyrics makes this so much more fun. Below, below, below...
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:46 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


So this is what it's like to have a stroke while watching "The Wizard of Oz".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 1:54 PM on January 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


There is no monkeyfucking way I will like another movie released in 2016 more than I like this. Superb.
posted by item at 2:04 PM on January 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


Wicked.
posted by parki at 2:29 PM on January 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I made it to 'courage'.
posted by Mogur at 2:30 PM on January 2, 2016


I particularly enjoyed all of Toto's lines under "arf".
posted by Gordafarin at 2:39 PM on January 2, 2016 [8 favorites]


Highlights so far: "Fly," "Road," "wiz," and the various permutations of rruf, ruff, rrrgh, etc.
posted by schmod at 2:45 PM on January 2, 2016


Who made this?

Who makes something like this?

What urge inspired it? What drive produced it? What secret hope made it public?

How many people have stuck with it all the way to Zeke and Zipper and END THE? I imagine Vimeo playing the first five minutes a million times, and the last five, like, three times (one of them mine, it must be said, in order to get the above Zeke and Zipper).
posted by JHarris at 2:59 PM on January 2, 2016 [10 favorites]


witch, witch, witch....etc...

Two questions, why, why, why did someone do this... and how long, long, long, long, did it take, take, take...?
posted by HuronBob at 3:00 PM on January 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


What urge inspired it? What drive produced it? What secret hope made it public?

Answers in order. Marijuana, speed, cocaine.
posted by hippybear at 3:11 PM on January 2, 2016 [18 favorites]


ever experience most surreal that the was
posted by mrjohnmuller at 3:11 PM on January 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


Wow.
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:14 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


At last we'll learn what those guards are chanting outside the witch's castle!
posted by themanwho at 3:19 PM on January 2, 2016


O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!
posted by Splunge at 3:21 PM on January 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


As strange and perplexing as it is, not entirely without precedent.
posted by RobotHero at 3:32 PM on January 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Uh.. yeah. Some people have a lot of time on their hands.
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:37 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wizard!
posted by Death and Gravity at 3:38 PM on January 2, 2016


I was just about to suggest somebody do this with Star Wars, and RobotHero shows me where somebody did!!! (well, they did "A Hope New", eagerly awaiting "Back Empire Strikes The" and "Jedi Of Return The", but not "Attack Clones Of The", "Menace Phantom The" or "Revenge Of Sith The", and the next one in alpha order WOULD be "Awakens Force The"... interesting how none of the titles contain any words alphabetically after 'the')
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:40 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


The long dead! dead! dead! sequence during "Ding dong the witch is dead" is great. Also: dong dong dong dong.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:41 PM on January 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


be got kidding. to You've
posted by randomkeystrike at 4:23 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Also relevant: All the words of Starship Titanic
posted by Gordafarin at 4:23 PM on January 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


SPOILER: "zipper".
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:43 PM on January 2, 2016 [9 favorites]


"Because" was nice.
posted by great_radio at 4:47 PM on January 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


I'm a fan of:

Bears.
Bears?
Bears! Bears! Bears!
posted by RobotHero at 4:54 PM on January 2, 2016 [7 favorites]


"away" is like a little story all on its own.
posted by oulipian at 4:56 PM on January 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


> "Answers in order. Marijuana, speed, cocaine."

Alphabetical answers but: cocaine, marijuana, speed.
posted by kyrademon at 5:42 PM on January 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Awesome. I love anyone who takes the time to do something so foolish and amazing. This is right up there with the index of every word in Ulysses. The scope of it is truly mind boggling.
posted by nevercalm at 5:50 PM on January 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Title of the year candidate there.
posted by eriko at 5:59 PM on January 2, 2016


I laughed out loud at "the".
posted by nev at 6:16 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


That was surprisingly delightful -- really helps to start off with the aa screams, I think. Much more watchable than the Star Wars. I look forward to the version where all the notes are in order.
posted by chortly at 6:41 PM on January 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


...in reads thread title voice Yoda...

FFTY
posted by oheso at 6:44 PM on January 2, 2016


"Finally" :)
posted by tvler at 6:52 PM on January 2, 2016


I recommend "but" ending with "buttons".
posted by unregistered_animagus at 6:54 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


When the singularity happens, this is how the AIs will watch our movies.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:08 PM on January 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I skipped ahead to see whether it would be "nerve" or "noive." (the former.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:28 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I can't believe nobody's mentioned the 'and's in the 'lions and tigers and bears, oh my' sequence.
posted by BiggerJ at 7:54 PM on January 2, 2016


I haven't watched the movie since I was a kid, and it was neat to be reintroduced to the plotline skipping through the string of A's at the beginning. After that, I started paying attention to where more-often-said words (e.g. again, alive were scattered throughout the movie. (The wizard had a short consecutive string of words beginning with "a-" as a prefix.)

It's too bad I can only get through a short amount of it at a time; but, I will keep the tab up and keep plowing through it every so often. Kinda like that "Barbie recites 10,000+ girls' names" audio file -- I can listen to that for about 3 minutes at a time, but it fascinates me just as much.

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posted by not_on_display at 8:04 PM on January 2, 2016


...oh and the parts where a word is the last word spoken before a transitional scene. Those are kinda awesome especially after being barraged with about 70 words in a row.
posted by not_on_display at 8:10 PM on January 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


the last word spoken before a transitional scene.

Like "oh" or "hhh"
posted by otherchaz at 8:43 PM on January 2, 2016


It'd be really cool to see a version that was sorted by word frequency: a chance to test Zipf's Law. I wonder how far into the movie the list of singletons would begin?

Maybe it could even be made without too much effort if the process is largely automated using a script and time codes.
posted by zittrain at 8:56 PM on January 2, 2016


At last we'll learn what those guards are chanting outside the witch's castle!

An early effort at product placement by Nabisco.
 
posted by Herodios at 9:06 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I cried a little when it got to "home"
posted by hyperbolic at 9:27 PM on January 2, 2016


hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh hhh

Zipper!
posted by erniepan at 9:59 PM on January 2, 2016


I literally had to pause this less than 5 minutes in because the amount of work involved in making this, as someone whose edited plenty of video, started to make my head hurt.

How did they index where each word was said? All i can imagine since it's not like there's a script with exact time cues(is there???) is that someone watched it, pausing it like 10,000 times and cropping each syllable then labeling it "A", "B", etc.

I realize people do stuff like this all the time, with all manner of things. It's just so bizarre to me and it drips of effort the way a meticulously produced completely home recorded song, or a car with a hand done 23 coat paint job or something does.

...And yet it's basically a dank meme. It's like something several levels above this.
posted by emptythought at 11:29 PM on January 2, 2016


I was really looking forward to 'the' and it didn't disappoint.
posted by h00py at 11:41 PM on January 2, 2016


This is good, but it's not nearly as viscerally pleasing as ARST ARSW was. I remember watching that whole thing, and it was great. One mistake the maker of "Of Oz The Wizard" made was trying to keep in non-narrative portions as sort of a half-hearted framing measure. It should be all dialogue, and only dialogue; that's what you're watching for, the words, and the rest gets in the way of the fleeting experience of a constant stream of brief furtive moments of recognition. Also, ARST ARSW included a neat little progress bar at the bottom. Still, I appreciate the effort, and look forward to more of these.
posted by koeselitz at 11:43 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


(Also, the credits are cute and clearly took a long time, but I fast forwarded them so I could get to the good part.)
posted by koeselitz at 11:47 PM on January 2, 2016


Alert Spoiler:

Dorothy Gale's house killed the Wicked Witch -- yaaas!
posted by xigxag at 1:05 AM on January 3, 2016


For those wondering: I suspect this was done with something like Videogrep, which can generate supercuts automatically from a video file and subtitle data.
posted by spinda at 2:10 AM on January 3, 2016 [9 favorites]


Murphy's Law suggests this video will be the only remnant of humanity-that-was when the aliens come.
posted by duffell at 6:15 AM on January 3, 2016


This is amazing. The title cards are perfectly done, too.
posted by odinsdream at 6:34 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


It does seem like there's a programmatic approach based on subtitles.
posted by odinsdream at 6:42 AM on January 3, 2016


I actually watched The Wizard of Oz three times this week. My 3-year old granddaughter insisted. I think she will love this.

And be confused, as well.
posted by MtDewd at 6:45 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


If someone wants to take on this project with another movie, I nominate Pulp Fiction.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:06 AM on January 3, 2016


I'd suggest a musical, because because because because because because because because because because because because because because because because because because

I nominate the South Park movie.
posted by not_on_display at 9:12 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm in the "Alright" isn't a word camp.

Carry on.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:01 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


dead - 19:44
witch - 1:34:53 (then stick around for wiz and wizard)
posted by alienzero at 9:53 PM on January 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


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