This is a vision – in the vain of American McGee’s Alice.
“OZ”, in concept, is a bizarre take on “The Wizard of Oz”, emphasizing the more disturbing aspects of the story to create, in a sense, a new vision of the amazing Technicolor world and the characters within it. It’s more surreal, less polished. More terrifying, less content. This isn’t your grandmother’s OZ, but something far more sinister…
This is just a mock credits montage. While I do have a desire to take on “The Wizard of Oz” in this light at some point, this particular video is just to provide me with a matrix from which to write the actual concept and to get feedback from others about the idea.
For this video, I used clips from:
- The Wizard of Oz (1939), starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billy Burke, Margaret Hamilton, and the Singer Midgets.
- The Wizard of Oz (1910), reportedly starring Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Robert Z. Leonard, Eugenie Besserer, Winifred Greenwood, Lillian Leighton, Olive Cox, Marcia Moore, and Alvin Wycoff.
The still images were pulled through Google Image Search from various websites.
The music is “Nemesis” by Torture By Design, albeit the tempo is slowed somewhat. The original can be found here:
Also in the audio is a snippet of “Over the Rainbow”, performed by Judy Garland (c) 1939. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.