30 Day Film Challenge is a challenge that lasts thirty days. It gives me a chance to wax poetic about my favorite medium, and put up silly pictures/videos.
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Day 29 – Your Favorite Film as a Kid
Wizard of Oz
Just watching that clip makes me want to get a bowlful of M&Ms, popcorn and watch the whole movie.
We didn’t watch too many movies when I was little, or at least, not one so many times that I remember it right now. The way I came to the Oz conclusion was that my family still, in this day of digital copies, Blu-rays, Netflix and used Amazon copies that start at $3, has the VHS copy (from the TV! Edited out commercials by hitting ‘pause’!) we used to watch. Yes of course, insert a joke about how the right pair of shoes taking you anywhere, but this movie appeals to the senses of a kid with songs, black – and – white to color, and Munchkinland.
I remember vividly the first time I watched The Wizard of Oz. Looking at the posters advertising the movie, I was surprised when it started it was in Black and white. I thought maybe it just didn’t show color on the station it was airing on. So I didn’t say anything. Then in the scene when she opens the door to Oz and is flooded with hypercolor, I lost myself. I don’t know if I squealed or did anything physically but stare open-mouthed, but inside I was struck with movie magic. Thinking back, that feeling is amazing. Who knew wide-eyed wonder was a feeling you could hold onto if it was special enough?