If Dark Side of Oz
is too long and you found the Dark Side of Alice's Wonderland
a stretch at best, or you like the older films like Nosferatu but an improvisational noise-art soundtrack
isn't your cup of tea, you might enjoy Chaplin's Moustache
, a blog with write-ups on old films, with re-scored clips interspersed for fun. Sadly, the blog is dormant and some of the videos have been taken down, so if you're looking for the videos, here's the YouTube channel
with almost 150 video clips. [more inside]
Most of us saw The Wizard of Oz
when we were kids, and discovered Dark Side of the Moon
in high school. At some point someone decided to combine the two, and we ended up with the Dark Side of Oz
(or Dark Side of the Rainbow
). To set this up at home
, you needed to start the album just as the MGM lion roared for the third time. Or you could watch it on Turner Classic Movies
(who showed the film synched with DSotM in 2000). And now you can watch it on Google Video
, while it lasts. My favorite part is when Dorothy walks out into the colors of Oz just as the cash registers of Money kick in.
The Synchronicity Archives
includes the well known synchronization of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with a viewing of The Wizard of Oz, as well as other entertaining combinations. Has anyone tried Led Zeppelin and Lord of the Rings
Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz? "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."
While no one involved with Pink Floyd has ever admitted
to any link between the band's seminal 1973 album "Dark Side of the
Moon" and the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," urban legend purports that
the album was conceived as an alternate soundtrack to the film.