Last Wednesday night hubby and I took the kids to see the 70th Anniversary Screening of The Wizard of Oz (in high definition) no less! Meg saw this movie when she was about five years old, but the other three have never seen it. As Meg is playing a Munchkin in a local The Wizard of Oz production, we have been talking a lot about the characters and plot around the house and Mita, Enu and Elle have had no idea of what we were talking about!
The movie was wonderful, of course, as it is a classic. I’m not much of a techy, but the quality did seem better than the old TV version I used to watch as a kid.
The first time Meg saw the movie I watched her carefully when the movie turned from black and white to color. Meg’s look of amazement was something I will always remember and I wanted to watch the other girls looks as well. I was wondering how I was going to watch three faces at the same time. Meg solved this for me when she blew the surprise when I overheard her telling Mita how the film goes from black and white to color. Enu was sitting far from me besides Hubby and I couldn’t watch her face. So I watched Elle and I was not disappointed!
As Dorothy opens the door into Munchkin land and the screen fills with color, Elle’s jaw drops and she says,”WHAT!”. too cute and a magical memory I will always have, along with Mita crying up a storm when Dorothy is held captive in the Witch’s castle. Enu was so happy with the bag of candy gorp I gave each of them, she would have been willing to watch movies all night. With Meg mouthing the words and dancing in her seat, we were all very happy.
On the way home I told the girls about the times when Uncle Josh and I were little and we would watch Oz and then go out into the woods during the commercials to be scared! Those flying monkeys are creepy looking, even now! We were softies I guess, because they weren’t scared (after Harry Potter and Narnia it’s hard to scare kids with monkeys!)
Good memories that we will remember forever, or at least I will! Elle wore a blue-checked shirt on Thursday and really wants Meg to play Dorothy, or as she calls her “that nice girl.”
I’m to lazy to edit Meg’s eyes and she thinks they look cool anyway!