Seeing something you’re super familiar with out of context is weird enough in and of itself. But when we watched this recut of our childhood favorite, it made us feel so far beyond weird that they need a new word for how weird it was.
Some person, for reasons we can only imagine, went back over the rainbow to recut The Wizard of Oz, in the process renaming it Of Oz the Wizard. The strange part? They put the movie in alphabetical order.
What does that even mean, you ask? First of all, it means the written introduction to this L. Frank Baum penned favorite is now utter nonsense. And from there the editor strings together every instance of a character saying “a,” in the order in which it happened in the film. This goes on, for every word of dialogue, for over an hour and 40 minutes. It’s maddening and oddly fascinating as if you’re watching Dorothy’s progression on fast forward. Judy Garland singing the letter “a” is still magical, in case you were wondering.
Why would anyone do this? Madman Matt Bucy, who uploaded the film, offers no explanation, although he does warn that the video includes “extremely fast editing, flashes of light, abrupt changes in image and sound.” That’s putting it mildly.
Give this odd, alternative view of Oz a whirl and see how long you last. If you can make it out of the A’s, my hat is off to you.
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