Alright, who went to see The Wizard of Oz last night at your local cinema?
If you didn't, then you shame on you because you are definitely not 'a friend of Dorothy.' A few of my friends poo-pooed the idea of going to see the classic 1939 Wizard of Oz, and all I can say to them is "I'm sorry you didn't go, you missed it - BIG TIME!"
Last night they showed, for the first time ever, the hi-def restored version of the Wizard of Oz at local cinemas across the country, and it was amazing. I had only ever seen the movie on the little itty bitty tv screen, so it was like watching it for the first time.
More of my review after the jump
I saw so many details that I had never seen before, the expressions of the actors, the costumes, the detail of the set. I had no idea that the Winky army was green and that the men in the Emerald City had vinyl hair. I was concerned that seeing it on the big screen it would fall apart, that it would look cheesy, but it was the complete opposite, it was colorful, bright and beautiful.
The audience was filled with senior citizens, children and queers - OH MY! It was like seeing it for the very first time as people reacted to the Witch appearing out of nowhere (even though we knew she was coming), to have people clap when Toto escaped from the Witches castle and people singing along to the songs that everyone knows.
All I can say is, if you didn't go - I'm sorry. But you can now purchase the movie on Blu-Ray and if you sit really really close to your big plasma screen you might, just a tiny bit, be able to recreate the excitement that occurred last night.
I did see a gaggle of queers last night, did you go? What did you think?