Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We're off to see the Wizard!

This post is part of Nathaniel's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" series in which the participants must post a single image from a movie he or she deems as the "best shot" for any particular reason.

I've been taking a slight blogging hiatus after awards season and February sweeps, but I had to come back just in time for the season premiere of Hit Me With Your Best Shot aka one of my favorite film blog series. The first film on dock is the visually captivating gem of a film The Wizard of Oz. Unfortunately, I didn't get to re-watch the film before writing this post, but I actually think that was a good thing, because I'm pretty sure I would have just been tempted to post screencaps of every other scene--from the gorgeous sepia-toned Kansas farm all the way to the luscious technicolor of Oz. Instead I went with this group shot from behind as they skip along the yellow brick road.

It's not the super famous shot of the group on the yellow brick road heading straight for the glittering spires of Emerald City, but it is their first group shot together. The film has countless of scenes like this, with the characters heading into the unknown, the long yellow brick road ahead of them. It's a shot that isn't immediately iconic, but definitely representative of the film and is one of my favorites. Plus it's also the last reprise of that wonderful catchy "We're Off to See the Wizard" song, which I love, love so very much...

We're off to see the wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
We hear he is a whiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was
If ever, oh ever a wiz there was, The Wizard of Oz is one because
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does
We're off to see the wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

1 comment:

  1. Yay! thanks for coming out of blogging hibernation for this. will u do more episodes?


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