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Dark Side of the Rainbow
Wizard of Oz + Dark Side Of The Moon
Coincidence? Or common sense?
Here is something for you to watch and look up one of the days you have some free time. Start the 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd after the MGM lion in the 1939 film Wizard of Oz has finished his third roar, play it three times in a row, and you are guaranteed to join us in The Twilight Zone. The band members of Pink Floyd have denied any accusations towards there being a relationship between the two works and pass it off as mere coincidence. Watch some of the clips below and see for you self. Is this merely a coincidence or could Pink Floyd have taken a trip through The Twilight Zone?
The Great Gig In The Sky
One of the biggest scenes of coincidence in the film, we are taken to a point in the story when Dorothy is frightened and the song "The Great Gig in the Sky" really captures the essence of a dramatic vibe. Her family is missing and a tornado is slowly approaching. 15:37 "You know, I'm not frightened of dying, any time will do": As you see the tornado coming closer. Clare Torry's haunting wails in this song not only stands out in the album but the movie as well. She really sets the mood for a anxious, worried Dorothy. At 17:18 there is a drastic change in tempo of the song as Clares scream settles, Dorothy is struck on head and falls unconscious.
As the black and white Dorothy opens the door to a color filled Oz the cash register opens in one of Pink Floyd's most well known songs, "Money". People believe that the connection here is the color, mainly green fields, representing money and the introduction to color film; something that hadn't been seen too often in the 1930's.
We are introduced to the Scarecrow, a character in the Wizard of Oz, who does not have a brain. As Dorothy meets the Scarecrow the song "Brain Damage" begins playing. Coincidence?
Is this enough to convince you that something was up with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of OZ? It definitely raises some questions and theories! Hopefully these short clips will entice you to watch the rest of the movie. Below is a link to the rest of the coincidences that show up throughout the film. Enjoy! And remember to keep your eyes peeled and your ears open walking through the grey night way.