19 July 2008

No place like... here.

"What's the most bogus line in Hollywood cinema? "There's no place like home." The Wizard of Oz.

It's what everybody remembers about the movie, but it doesn't resonate with the rest of the story. Think about it: Home is this desolate, gray dust bowl of a place where some nasty old lady is trying to kill your dog.

And Oz is... technicolor!

Sure, it has its problems: Poppy fields, flying monkeys, talking trees... But along the way, you make friends. Good friends. With people that you never even knew existed when you were growing up. Straw people, tin people and lions.

And you help each other realize that all the things you wanna be you already are."

-Kevin Williamson

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