posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 04:10 AM
Originally posted by SlackOps
It's show biz. There's editing, various cuts, promotional releases, re-releases...
at any point prior to a release there would have been more editing and post production. There have been several re-releases over the decades for
If an image of a hanging corpse was left in the movie it was probably intentionally placed there. Artists do it all the time; hiding one image within
another, creating an image from other imagery, subtle use of strong imagery, etc. They also love to manipulate the viewer's perception, or psyche as
the case may be... especially in creepy-ass Hollywood.
There was a children's version released, which probably would have been edited to remove anything resembling dead little folk swinging from a noose,
real or not.
The only mystery here is how this movie remains so popular...
Because no other movie/book is a better allegory for the Populist Movement in the early 1900's as well as the gold and silver standard vs fiat
currency monetary system.
In the book, it originally wasn't the yellow brick road-it was the golden brick road. The movie changed it to yellow.
Dorothy represented America. Innocent young and naive.
Scare Crow represented American farmers. They were thought of as ignorant, no brains, but had a kind heart.
Tin Man represented industry. But the industrial movement was considered unemotional and inconsiderate of the workers, hence no heart.
Cowardly Lion represented Grover Cleveland.
The Wizard represented the Central Bank, or what we now call the Federal Reserve.
The Munchkins represented what today we refer to as the useful idiots.
I would have thought everyone on ATS would have known this about TWOZ. Maybe it needs its own thread, I thought it was common knowledge people learned
in 8th grade; I was shocked to read through the thread and not see it brought up.