Jonathan Dobres

posted February 8 2024

of Oz the Wizard

Matt Bucy recuts every word of The Wizard of Oz into alphabetical order. There’s some kind of statistical mania on display here, making the movie somehow precise but meaningless, or at least meaningful in a new way. Judy Garland only says the word “rainbow” six times (five in the song). I first saw this years ago, and I still think about it.