Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hanging/Suicide in The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz has a hanging/sucide incident caught on film?! This purported incident has been called an urban legend but still many sceptics exist, perpetuating the interest in this story.

This caught my interest too and made me research a little into the "Wizard of Oz hanging incident". Fantastically, even though I do not own a copy of The Wizard of Oz, it was possible to find a copy of the hanging scene through YouTube!

This scene in question has been known as the "munchkin suicide" scene where the protagonists of the story head down the road to Emerald City. An unusual movement was caught on film in the background. After going through this "Wizard of Oz hanging scene" a few times, I really cannot figure out what the big fuss about it is about. How in the world does it look like a hanging?

This story really does give an interesting perspective into how urban legends around a totally harmless show such as The Wizard of Oz gets pysched into a Wizard of Oz Hanging/Suicide story!

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