I am re-reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum, and I am now on the chapter where Dorothy, Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and Toto have reached the Emerald City. It’s been an interesting read so far, I am trying hard to not think of the Wicked series, nor of the film starring Judy Garland. What has me interested is the fact that in the book, Dorothy is wearing silver shoes, Glinda is about as tall as the other Munchkins, and she is now wearing goggles that are locked onto her face. Why goggles? The glare of the emeralds are so bright, that is almost blinding. What prompted this little write is the fact there are Munchkins that have a green tint to their skin. Which makes me wonder why the green tint on the Wicked Witch of the West’s skin was such a big deal. Which also makes me wonder why in the film, all the Munchkins were white.
The theme of being a “Kept Man” was a prominent theme in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy starring Jon Voight & Dustin Hoffman: Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real ‘hustler’, he finds that he is the one getting ‘hustled’ until he teams up…
I love this movie. The ending always makes me cry my eyes out.
Mash-Up Monday Presents: 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes
“I’ll be back.“
What better quote to bring back to this segment after a few weeks being absent. Here I bring you 160 of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s greatest quotes, and boy, is this one of the most hilarious compilations of film dialogue you will ever come across.
Why? Because it’s (almost) all the terrible to cheesy lines that the former Governator has ever uttered on the big screen, and they’re aligned in a way where it sort of forms a narrative and frames together a story.
Either way, relive Arnold’s performances on the big screen with utter joy with this video.
One late autumn night, the disciple awoke crying. So the master asked the disciple, “Did you have a nightmare?” “No.” “Did you have a sad dream?” “No,” said the disciple. “I had a sweet dream.” “Then why are you crying so sadly?” The disciple wiped his tears away and quietly answered, “Because the dream I had can’t come true.”