dark side of the rainbow

Apparently if you listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz, there’s all sorts of points when the music and the film match up. Maybe I’ve just been sheltered thus far, but I’d never heard of this.


For reference, here’s a list from imdb.com:

    • The line “balanced on the biggest wave” comes as Dorothy balances on the fence
    • The song “On the Run” starts as Dorothy falls off the fence
    • “The Great Gig in the Sky” begins when the tornado first appears
    • The song “Us and Them” is played when Dorothy meets the Wicked Witch of the West
    • The line “black and blue” is repeated when they are talking to one another (Dorothy in her blue outfit, the Wicked Witch in black)
    • The line “the lunatic is on the grass…” coincides with Dorothy meeting the Scarecrow
    • When we first see Miss Gulch on her bicycle, the song “Time” starts with its bells and alarms
    • Dorothy asks Professor Marvel what else he sees in his crystal ball as the line “thought I’d something more to say” comes along in the song “Time”
    • As the Scarecrow sings “If I Only Had a Brain”, Pink Floyd sing “Brain Damage”
    • Side 1 of the original vinyl album (up to the end of “The Great Gig in the Sky”) is exactly as long as the black and white portion of the film
    • As Dorothy listens to the Tin Man’s chest, the album ends with the famous heartbeat sound effect

the Tin Man's heart


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