OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

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OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostMon May 29, 2017 8:30 pm

For obsessive compulsive people only, here is an edit of The Wizard of Oz with the dialog completely in alphabetical order... :lol:

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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostMon May 29, 2017 8:41 pm

Some one clearly had a lot of time to waste; more than I. Now, if you will excuse me, I must go lock and unlock and lock my front door twenty-four times.

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PostMon May 29, 2017 9:27 pm

And it still goes perfectly with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon...
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PostTue May 30, 2017 12:56 am

Expected I is never something this. Done it was why?
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostTue May 30, 2017 4:36 pm

They didn't alphabetize the MPPDA logo, "The Voice of Action" in the Western Electric logo or the IATSE insignia -- gotta start over!

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PostTue May 30, 2017 5:32 pm

OCD rears its ugly head!
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostWed May 31, 2017 5:54 am

Next up: WIND THE GONE WITH.
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PostWed May 31, 2017 7:26 am

westegg wrote:Next up: WIND THE GONE WITH.


Be that wouldn't?

GONE THE WIND WITH?
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostWed May 31, 2017 8:23 pm

Brief interview with the creator: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/someone_has_alphabetized_the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_result_is_amazing

Dangerous Minds: GOOD GOD, MAN, WHY DID YOU DO THIS CRAZY THING?

Matt Bucy: It was a challenge from a friend, Ray Guillette, to do something never done before. While on a short road trip, he said he didn’t think anything original was possible. I said nonsense! He asked for an example. I hatched the idea then, pretty much complete, and we riffed on the idea for a while. Then I totally forgot about it. But a couple years later he asked me when I was going to make this original thing. I said I’d hop on it right away and thanked him for saving the project!

DM: When was this done and how long did it take?

MB: The idea was hatched in 2001 (I think) and then I actually did it in April 2004. It has been shown sporadically since then, most recently at MIX in NYC a couple years ago.

It didn’t take too long. In a couple of days I wrote a bit of code to help disassemble the movie, then the disassembly took me and another friend three days to complete. It was a manual process but it went very quickly. It was pretty difficult to speak after a day of disassembly! It really messed with my head. The credits took another day. I had to wait for the right moody clouds to show up where I live so I could re-shoot the sky pan that lies under the credits. In total no more than a week of work.

DM: I really love the rhythms that are created by some of the most oft-repeated words. And there are some long passages of wordlessness. Could you talk about what edit criteria other than the alphabet you followed, or were those decisions more intuitive?

MB: The editing criteria were simple and strict. Alphabetical then chronological. The only subjective decisions were about how to spell things like screams and breathing. I consulted a friend, James Sturm, who co-founded the cartoon school here in town about some of these since they appear in cartoons all the time.

DM: You dug around in the guts of a classic piece of popular art, one that people know intimately already. How did the process transform your view of the film?

MB: My appreciation for the film increased enormously, mostly in a technical sense while disassembling. I saw and heard things I’d never seen before and which you would only see going frame by frame. I saw how much craft there is in the film. With headphones on and listening to sections over and over I heard how much the soundtrack is edited to sound smooth, for instance. I had no idea what the final result of my edit would be. I had concern that it’d just be a mess, but on first play that concern evaporated into laughs, screams, jumping up and down and astonishment. I got pretty excited!

Interesting discovery: there are less than a thousand unique words in the film. Most words are used only once. Also, there are mistakes! And people are finding them and letting me know, some angrily! Amusing. I guess that’s what happens when you mess with a classic.
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostThu Jun 01, 2017 11:13 am

I'm looking forward to CASABLANCA, CITIZEN KANE and STAR WARS
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostFri Jun 02, 2017 6:12 pm

In that order.
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostFri Jun 02, 2017 6:39 pm

Scoundrel wrote:I'm looking forward to CASABLANCA, CITIZEN KANE and STAR WARS


"Again, it play, Sam!"
"Bud Rose!"
"Be Force the with you!"


(Bananas going I,I'm think!)
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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

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Re: OF OZ THE WIZARD (1939)

PostSun Jun 04, 2017 2:41 pm

silentfilm wrote:For obsessive compulsive people only, here is an edit of The Wizard of Oz with the dialog completely in alphabetical order... :lol:



Yes, clearly for those who wash their hands after breaking wind...
[after breaking clearly for hands their those wash who wind Yes,...]

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