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August 05, 2007



I remember that once a year W of O experience. I was terrified of the "witch" pedaling off on the bicycle with Toto in the basket. The music was horrifying. I didn't like the flying monkeys much either. (or the scary castle)

Karen P.

By the time I was ten, I watched the beginning with my parents and hurried to my friend's apartment to make in time for the change from b/w to color. We only had a b/w tv! I had to take the elevator down, run across the lobby and take the other elavator up the other side of the building. The door would be open for me. Fun!


Great art is worth the wait. Target always has the Princess Bride on sale in our neck of the woods. I love it.



I'm glad that Stephanie is having a great time at camp.

Sounds like Andrew and Stephanie are cut from the same cloth when it comes to movies. He can't handle *anything* even slightly scary. We did convince him to watch "Night at the Museum" which is now his favorite movie ever.......but we had to coach him before hand about "Rexie" and the mummy. We just new he would love it, so we persevered. I wanted to have some family type movie that I could stand watching. PBS and Thomas movies just don't cut it for me!

I love the Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride. Great choices!


I first saw WofO when I was 4 or 5 - we all watched together - no one had the good sense to consider if it was too scary.. The flying monkeys scared me most, followed by the witch. When I talk to friends, that memory of being scared is as much a part of the shared experience as the waiting a year to see it again etc. I wonder if someone had kept me from seeing that (and being scared) until I was older if it would have been better, worse or no different?


I'll never forget my disappointment when I discovered that the much-touted "second half in living color" wouldn't happen on our b&w TV.

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