Episode 283 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Somewheeeerre, off in the podcast
Movies play
And my buddy and me chat
About them throughout the day.
Somewhere, off in the podcast,
We’ll talk flicks.
And we’ll just keep on talking
’cause we’re a pair of . . . Um, ok, that’s enough singing for now!

Yes, believe it or not, the classic “The Wizard of Oz” was nominated for but did not win Best Picture for 1939! Jiminy Cricket! How did this happen? Did the Academy just not have any brains that year? Did their collective heart turn to stone? Did they have no courage? Did they all desperately want to return to Kansas? Give a listen to this week’s “Didn’t Win. Didn’t Win. Didn’t Win” and find out! Run, Toto, run!

Poll question: what is your favorite theme song from a non-musical movie?

4 thoughts on “Episode 283 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)”

  1. I absolutely dig “ save the earth” and it’s accompany dance routine at the start of the English dubbed version of “GODZILLA versus the smog monster “ as Mike well knows, but I won’t mention his reciting of it for an animated short I made in the voice Jonathan Harris because the might be embarrassing so I am not going to say that.

  2. Oh lord, I remember that song! I thought it was silly at the time but it must have had SOMETHING because I still remember parts of it, umpteen years later!
    I know Mike’s done voice work for you in the past; where’s the link for this particular piece?! You can’t leave his fans hanging like that!

    1. When i ran a video store the employees would stop everything and dance and sing when i out this on! I saw in the cinema and it really spoke to me… or something. It seemed crazy in a Godzilla movie. I am surprised Mike hasn’t tattooed this link on his face. He really is kind to put up with my projects, this was a series that included readings from Jaws 2 and other things. enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsImJeozlD8

      1. Oh Vince, they’re a lot of fun to do! As you well know, I am a ham with a side of cheese so it all works out. “Save the Earth” is a pretty amazing opening to that Godzilla movie. Thanks, as always, for great comments and for listening!

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