My son bought me The Wizard of Oz (the original version) for Christmas and I watched it last week. It is staggering how good the film was for the time. The colours are vivid without being garish, the plot is clever and amusing and some of the special effects are quite brilliant, considering that it was made in 1939.
Apart from the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the East, my favourite characters are naturally the Munchkins. But, oh dear, I can’t now listen to their main set piece, ‘Ding dong the witch is dead’ without thinking of Margaret Thatcher…
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