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The Mysterious Connection Between Pink Floyd And The Wizard Of Oz

(PCM) For some very mysterious causes there has all the time been a rumored connection between Pink Floyd’s 1973 album “Dark Side Of The Moon” and the 1939 basic film “The Wizard Of Oz”. It is unclear precisely who was the primary individual to determine to make an try and synchronize the album with the film, nevertheless it was a visible phenomena generally known as the “Dark Side Of The Rainbow”.

It appears that once you pair together the “Dark Side of the Moon” album and play the “Wizard Of Oz” movie with the sound turned down the visuals from the film pair up near perfectly with the melodies and lyrics on the album.

In August 1995, the Fort Wayne Indiana Journal Gazette revealed the first mainstream media article concerning the “synchronicity”, citing the Usenet dialogue group alt.music.pink-floyd. Soon afterward, several followers began creating websites through which they touted the experience and tried to comprehensively catalog the corresponding moments.

Each individual has a unique strategy as to when it is best to being the synchronizing. When we’ve got tried it out, it was often after the third roar of the MGM Lion at first of the movie to start out enjoying the “Dark Side Of The Moon” album, however others declare the album must be started earlier or later to take care of good synchronicity.

Some even recommend starting the album not immediately after the lion’s roar, however after the lion fades to black which is strictly when the film begins. Viewing suggestions embrace decreasing the movie’s audio and utilizing captions or subtitles to comply with the dialogue and plot.

In response to Wikipedia, “the iconic dispersive prism of the album’s cover purportedly reflects the movie’s transition from black-and-white Kansas to Technicolor Oz; further examples include music changes at dramatic moments, such as the tornado near the start of the movie aligning with the screaming section of “The Great Gig in the Sky”, and thematic alignments such because the scarecrow dance during “Brain Damage”. This synergy effect has been described for instance of synchronicity, outlined by the psychologist Carl Jung as a phenomenon through which coincidental occasions “seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality.”

Pink Floyd band members have repeatedly stated that the reputed phenomenon is coincidence. In an interview for the 25th anniversary of the album, guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour denied the album was intentionally written to be synchronized with the movie, saying “Some guy with too much time on his hands had this idea of combining Wizard of Oz with Dark Side of the Moon.”

On an MTV special about Pink Floyd in 2002, the band dismissed any relationship between the album and the film, saying there have been no means of reproducing the movie within the studio at the time they recorded the album, nevertheless fans and conspiracy theorists undoubtedly say in any other case!

Fans over at Goldmine Journal have even gone so far as to break down how every scene and track from the album play out over the course of the movie. Take a look at their findings under:

“SPEAK TO ME/BREATHE”
Music: “Don’t be afraid to care/Leave but don’t leave me.”
Film: Dorothy shares Miss Gulch’s threats towards Toto, but Auntie Em, who’s sidetracked making an attempt to are likely to child chicks and a damaged incubator, snaps “Dorothy, we’re busy!”

Music: “Look around and choose your own ground”
Movie: Dorothy searches the farmyard for another person to talk to and settles on the farmhands.

Music: “Long you live and high you fly/But only if you ride the tide/And balanced on the biggest wave/You Race towards and early grave.”
Movie: Dorothy is talking to Zeke and strolling on the fence rail between two pigpens when she loses her stability and tumbles into the pigpen.

“ON THE RUN”
Music: Makes an abrupt change to the frenzied “On The Run” introduction.
Movie: Zeke races into the pigpen, rescues Dorothy, and, as soon as they’re safely outdoors, sits down, wipes his brow and clutches his chest as he recovers from his fright. Auntie Em arrives with crullers, scolds Dorothy and the farmhands, and sets them — and herself — on the run to get the chores achieved.

Music: “On the Run” continues; you’ll be able to hear the lady saying flights on the airport.
Movie: Dorothy frets about Toto’s fate and fantasizes about operating away to put you possibly can’t get to by boat or practice, which leads her to sing “Over The Rainbow.”

Music: What feels like an airplane flying overhead and crashing on the very end of “On The Run”
Film: Dorothy sings about how “… bluebirds fly/Birds fly over the rainbow.”

“TIME”
Music: The ticking clocks begin, and the alarm bell rings.
Movie: In time with the alarm bell, we see Miss Gulch bicycling to the farm, suggesting “time’s up” for Toto. The bells continue to ring as Miss Gulch pedals as much as the farmhouse, and the clock chimes fade as she hops off her bike.

Music: An virtually doorbell-like “ding-dong” chime sounds.
Film: Uncle Henry opens the gate to let Miss Gulch in, in good time with the doorbell chime.

Music: The ticking and chiming introduction fades into the ominous opening tones of the track with it’s percussive emphasis
Film: Dorothy, with Toto in her arms, pleading with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry for a keep of execution that may spare Toto. Miss Gulch insists produces and order that permits her to take Toto away. Dorothy tries to guard Toto, but Uncle Henry puts the canine into Miss Gulch’s basket.

Music: “Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town/Waiting for someone or something to show you the way”
Movie: Toto escapes from Miss Gulch’s bicycle basket, lands on a “piece of ground,” and runs again to the farm with out anyone displaying him the best way.

Music: “Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain/You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today”
Movie: Toto returns to the farm and leaps by way of Dorothy’s window. Initially overjoyed to see her clever companion, Dorothy quickly realizes they need to run away.

Music: “And then one day you’ll find 10 years have got behind you/No one told you where to run, you missed the starting gun.”
Film: Dorothy and Toto are seen from behind, strolling down the street and over the bridge towards Professor Marvel’s wagon. As the music “Time” continues, the digital camera fixes on Professor Marvel’s wagon, which advertises his concentrate on “Past, Present and Future” (all measures of time.)

Music: “The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older/shorter in breath but one day closer to death.”
Movie: Professor Marvel has Dorothy sit at his crystal ball, and he talks about Isis and Osiris. Isis is the Egyptian goddess worshiped as the perfect mom and spouse and matron of nature and magic. Osiris, her brother-husband, was born to the god of the earth and goddess of the skies and was great-grandson to the Egyptian solar god, Ra; he later turned god of the underworld. And, yeah, this can be a bit of a stretch in pop culture coincidence land, but if this was a analysis paper for a literature class, it’d completely be an debatable point. Because the growing older professor places his turban on his head, “shorter in breath” is sung.

Music: “Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way/The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say” leading into the reprise of “Breathe.”
Movie: Dorothy is seated, eyes closed, desperately waiting for Professor Marvel to reveal all to her.

Music: “Home, home again/I like to be here when I can”
Film: Professor Marvel shares his “vision” of Auntie Em back at residence on the farm, crying as a result of someone has damaged her coronary heart. Dorothy heads back for house.

“THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY”
Music: The guitar cues up following the piano introduction.
Film: We see the twister in the background.

Music: Spoken line: “And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don’t mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime.”
Film: The tornado is getting ever closer as the farmhands let the horses unfastened, Auntie Em searches for Dorothy and Dorothy struggles to get house.

Music: The emotional vocal solo begins and picks up in intensity.
Movie: The storm builds, Auntie Em is shouting for Dorothy, Dorothy is panicking, trying to find Auntie Em, and the twister comes nearer in the background. As the vocal solo hits its emotional peak, the window blows into Dorothy’s room and strikes her on the top.

Music: The piano interlude leads to a extra mellow, soothing vocal solo. Movie: Dorothy drifts into dream world. When she wakes, the home is shown spinning, a lady in a rocker, a cow and a pair of fishermen in a rowboat drift past her window.

Music: “If you can hear this whispering, you are dying.” Vocal solo switches again to select up depth.
Movie: Miss Gulch (nonetheless on her bicycle) travels previous the window and transforms to a broom-riding witch, and Dorothy hides her face in the blankets. The mattress is shifting across the room, and the house is dropping from the cyclone. Because the “Great Gig In The Sky” phases out to delicate vocalizations, the home thumps down.

“MONEY”
Music: The opening money register tones of “Money” begins.
Movie: Dorothy opens up the farmhouse’s entrance door to disclose Munchkin Land — in dwelling shade. The bassline kicks in as Dorothy begins to stroll off of her porch, and the digital camera pans over the surroundings, displaying off unique crops, a reflecting pool and houses.

Music: “Money get back”
Movie: Munchkins are behind Dorothy, whose again is turned, looking for out more about this mysterious customer.

Music: “Money it’s a hit/don’t give me that do-goody good bullshit/I’m in the hi-fidelity first class traveling set/And I think I need a Lear jet”
Film: Glinda, good witch of the North, arrives at Munchkin Land in her colorful bubble.

Music: Sax solo
Film: Dorothy declares that she knows she’s not in Kansas any more and explains to Glinda she’s not a witch in any respect, and neither is Toto.

Music: Guitar solo
Movie: Glinda declares the Munchkins are free; they start popping out of the bushes, timber, manholes and all over the place else to converge upon the center of city. Dorothy explains what occurred in her journey and how she came to kill the Wicked Witch of the East — with a house.

Music: “Money, it’s a crime”
Film: The munchkin marching band escorts Dorothy to a trendy coach and sing praises of her tidy murder: “We thank you very sweetly … You’ve killed her so completely.”

Music: “Money so they say/Is the root of all evil today”
Film: The Munchkins sing “Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead,” and those lyrics land in time with the phrase “root of all evil.”

Music: “Away, away, away”
Movie: The munchkins sing “below, below, below” in describing where the depraved witch has gone away in demise.

“US AND THEM”
Music: Instrumental introduction; as the guitar solo leads in.
Movie: Coroner (Staff “Us”) offers a demise certificates declaring the wicked witch (Group Them) to be “most sincerely dead.”

Music: “Us … Us… Us…”
Movie: The ballerinas of The Lullabye League (Staff Us) enter to welcome Dorothy to Munchkin Land.

Music: “Black and blue”
Film: The depraved witch, who’s wearing black and by virtue of being evil can be thought-about a darkish character, arrives to the word “black.” and the digital camera pans back to Dorothy, who’s sporting a blue and white gown, in time with the phrase “blue.”

Music: “And who knows which is which and who is who”
Film: The digital camera pans to all three witches (the lifeless witch underneath the house, the Depraved Witch of the West and Glinda), and the surviving depraved witch turns to Dorothy and demands to know who killed her sister.

Music: “Up and down/And in the end it’s only round and round and round”
Film: The witch seems to be up and down at her lifeless sister, and the ruby slippers go to Dorothy’s ft, with digital camera angles displaying the slippers “round and round.”

Music: “Down … Down… Down…”
Film: Dorothy seems to be down at the Yellow Brick Street

Music: “Out … Out … Out …”
Film: Glenda disappears in her floaty ball of colored mild

Music: “Out of the way it’s a busy day/I’ve got things on my mind”
Film: Dorothy dances her method down the Yellow Brick Street, away from the Munchkins and on to the street to the Emerald Metropolis.

“ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE”
Music: Instrumental
Movie: Initially of the music, Dorothy waves goodbye to the munchkins and makes her approach down the Yellow Brick street, in good time with the music. She comes upon the scarecrow hung up within the subject, they speak, she introduces herself and then helps him down.

“BRAIN DAMAGE”
Music: “The lunatic is on the grass/Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs/Got to keep the loonies on the path”
Movie: The scarecrow is singing and dancing, and in time with the lyric “keep the loonies on the path” he is proven dancing down the yellow brick street. Plus… the man who keeps listing all he might do if “he only had a brain” is featured in a music referred to as “Brain Damage.” You do the maths.

Music: And in case your head explodes with darkish forbodings too/I’ll see you on the darkish aspect of the moon”
Movie: Dorothy and Scarecrow do a whoop of pleasure, determine they’re going to the Emerald City to see the Wizard collectively and dance off on the yellow brick street.

Music: “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me”
Film: The speaking apple tree will get indignant at Dorothy, who was choosing apples to eat.

“ECLIPSE”
Music: All you create/all you destroy/all that you simply do/all that you simply say/all that you simply eat and everybody you meet
Movie: Dorothy and Scarecrow oil up the rusted Tin Man, who lastly can converse and “meet” Dorothy and Scarecrow.

Music: “Everyone you fight”
Film: Dorothy shakes the tin man’s right arm, which is holding his axe, in time with the music.

Music: The pulse-like drum sequence at the end of the track (feels like a heartbeat)
Movie: The Tin Man explains to Dorothy and Scarecrow that he doesn’t have a coronary heart.

SECOND TIME THROUGH THE RECORD

“SPEAK TO ME/BREATHE”
Music: Instrumental, thumping percussion that resembles a heartbeat
Movie: The Tin Man sings “If I Only had a Heart” to Dorothy and Scarecrow, telling them how he’d “be tender and be gentle” and the movie’s lyric of “a beat, how sweet” is in time with the drum rhythm of the album’s monitor.

Music: “Don’t be afraid to care”
Movie: Tin Man talks about going to get a heart

Music: “Leave but don’t leave me/Look around and choose your own ground
Movie: Dorothy asks Tin Man if he’d like to accompany her and Scarecrow to The Emerald City. As the camera “looks around,” we see the witch on prime of the cottage’s roof.

Music: “Run rabbit run”
Movie: The witch throws a ball of fireside at the Scarecrow to scare him; he catches hearth and begins to frantically leap about; the Tin Man falls on the hearth to smother it.

“ON THE RUN”
Music: The female voice at the airport proclaims departures.
Film: The intrepid trio pronounces that they’re of to see the wizard and launches into the film soundtrack music of the same bent.

Music: Operating ft transitioning to eerie music.
Movie: Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow are walking at an growing tempo, in worry of the haunted forest. Because the music modifications tone, Dorothy remarks how she doesn’t like how darkish and creepy the forest is. The group begins chanting “Lions and tigers and bears” and picks up its pace to a little bit of a run.

Music: Maniacal laughter
Movie: Cowardly lion roars onto the scene, making an attempt to frighten the travelers and proceeds to threaten and chase them all. It’s the last straw for Dorothy when Lion picks on Toto.

“TIME”
Music: Alarm clock rings.
Film: Dorothy tells the Lion he’s a coward; Lion admits he’s a coward and that typically, he even scares himself.

Music: The percussion section switches over to a “tick-tock” sort of heartbeat rhythm.
Movie: The gang explains to the Lion they’re off to see the wizard to get the Tin Man a coronary heart.

Music: “Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day/you fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way/Waiting for something or someonen to show you the way”
Film: As the vacationers head down the street, the wicked witch observes them via her crystal ball, broadcasts she’ll poison a subject of poppies close by, which in flip will help her get the ruby slippers and obtain her future.

Music: “And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking/and racing around to come up behind you again/The sun is the same in the relative way, but you’re older/shorter of breath and one day closer to death.”
Movie: With the Emerald Metropolis in sight, the vacationers head by means of the sector of poisoned poppies, unaware of the hazard. Dorothy, Toto and Lion attempt to hold tempo with the others however quickly fall behind — then go to sleep — because of the poisoned poppies.

Music: “The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say”
Movie: At the cries and pleas of Tin Man and Scarecrow, Glinda’s sends snow to fall on the poppy subject to break the Wicked Witch’s spell and wake Dorothy, Toto and The Lion.

Music: “Home, home again”
Film: Dorothy, Toto and the Lion get up from their nap to find the Tin Man rusted up again — this time from the snow.

Music: “Far away across the field/the tolling of the iron bell/calls the faithful to their knees/to hear the softly spoken magic spells”
Film: The group finishes strolling throughout the sector toward the Emerald City. In time with the lyric, the Scarecrow falls to his knees while trying to stroll on the street with the others.

“GREAT GIG IN THE SKY”
Music: Instrumental
Movie: The Wicked Witch hops on her broom, flies a couple of laps around her fort (becoming, given the track is known as “Great Gig in the Sky” and heads off to the Emerald City to attempt to intercept the vacationers. At the finish of the monitor, she settles for threatening Dorothy by skywriting “Surrender Dorothy” together with her broom.

Music: Double drumbeat simply earlier than vocal solo picks up again.
Film: Dorothy knocks the knocker on the Emerald Metropolis’s gate door in good time.

“MONEY”
Music: Hear the cash register working.
Film: The vacationers are talking about all of the issues they’ll be capable of do when the wizard helps them.

“US AND THEM”
Music: Instrumental introduction
Movie: The group begins strolling down the corridor to see the Wizard of Oz.

Music: “Us … Us … Us …”
Movie: Digital camera exhibits Dorothy and her traveling companions.

Music: “And Them … Them … Them…
Movie: The digital camera pans to the flamey-looking Wizard of Oz.

Music: “And after all we’re only ordinary men”
Film: Exhibits the Tin Man quaking before the Wizard.

Music: “Me … Me … Me …”
Movie: Exhibits the Wizard

Music: “And You … You … You …
Movie: Exhibits the scarecrow, cowering within the Wizard’s presence.

Music: “Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died”
Film: The cowardly lion, next up entrance to talk with the Wizard, faints from worry. Dorothy begins scolding the wizard for being imply.

Music: “And the general sat, and the lines on the map/moved from side to side/Black and blue”
Movie: Like a common on a battlefield, the Wizard tells the vacationers their mission in the battle towards evil: They need to deliver back the Wicked Witch’s broomsitck. When the phrase “blue” is sung, the color of the smoke around the Wizard’s shade modifications to blue.

Music: “Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words/the poster bearer cried/Listen, son said the man with a gun/”
Film: The group reads the warning about getting into the haunted forest. Because the phrases “the man with a gun” are sung, we see a gun within the scarecrow’s hand.

Music: Down and out/It could’t be helped but there’s numerous it about
Film: At the word “down,” the flying monkeys begin to drop right down to the earth, and chase and seize Dorothy and Totly. They fly together with her out of the forest, with Dorothy and the others screaming “Help.”

Music: “With, without/And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about”
Film: As the evil monkey minions fly away with Dorothy and Toto, the now-disassembled Scarecrow explains to the others that he’s been torn apart within the struggle and is without his legs, that are elsewhere within the forest.

Music: “For want of the price of a tea and a slice/The old man died”
Movie: The Wicked Witch tells Dorothy she needs the ruby slippers, when Dorothy declines, the witch orders Toto — the previous man — to be drowned.

“ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE”
Music: Instrumental.
Movie: The flying monkeys again on the fort seem to throw spears completely in time with the music. Because the wailing guitar solo crescendoes, Dorothy starts to cry. Throughout the course of the music, we see many altering colours: pink sand in the hourglass, a purple crystal ball that modifications colors to sepia (to point out Auntie Em attempting to find Dorothy), then pink, inexperienced and purple once more.

“BRAIN DAMAGE”
Music: “Got to keep the loonies on the path”
Movie: The witch’s soldiers are marching up the trail to the gate of the witch’s great hall.

Music: “The lunatic is in the hall.”
Film: The Scarecrow pronounces he has a plan to infiltrate the fort.

Music: “And if there is no room upon the hill”
Movie: A trio of the witches troopers strategy and invade the rocky expanse on the hill the place our would-be heroes are esconsed.

Music: “The lunatic is in my head/You increase the blade, you make the change, you re-arrange me ‘til I’m sane
Film: The heroes battle the blade-wielding troopers and change into the troopers’ clothes.

Music: “You lock the door and throw away the key”
Movie: The digital camera pans to the door of the citadel, where Dorothy is locked away

Music: “And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes/I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon”
Movie: The heroes be a part of up with a special band — the darkish aspect — on the drawbridge gate to her fort. As soon as inside, they draw back from the group, and Toto leads them to the room the place Dorothy is trapped.

“ECLIPSE”
Music: Bass drum thumps
Movie: Tin man makes use of his axe to cut at the door to free Dorothy.

Music: All that you simply love/all that you simply hate/all you mistrust
Film: the witch is threateningn Dorothy and her companions as the troopers shut in.

Music: All that you simply love, all that you simply hate, all you mistrust
Film: We see the change threatinging dorothy and her traveling companions because the troopers close in.

Music: “All you destroy”
Film: The witch is talking about all the alternative ways she’s going to kill Dorothy and her associates.

Music: “All that you slight/and everyone you fight”
Movie: Dorothy’s associates are preventing the soldiers and making an attempt to get out of the citadel

Music: (Spoken lyric): “There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.”
Movie: We see our group operating outdoors, at midnight, at night time, looking for a method out, till they’re cornered by the witch’s troopers.

THIRD TIME THROUGH THE RECORD

“SPEAK TO ME/BREATHE”
Music: Heartbeat percussion tempo is pounding
Movie: The witch sets Scarecrow on hearth. Dorothy grabs a pail of water to put out the blaze, and the water hits the witch, killing her

Music: Maniacal laughing
Film: Toto and a flying monkey, who claps its arms, take a look at the now-empty witch’s hat and robe to determine the witch is basically lifeless.

Music: “Breathe, breathe in the air/Don’t be afraid to care/Leave but don’t leave me”
Film: Toto pulls back a curtain to disclose that the good and highly effective Oz is nothing more than is a mere man behind a curtain.

“ON THE RUN”
Music: Aircraft flying overhead, making a crashing noise
Film: The Wizard explains how his hot-air balloon did not return to the truthful and he wound up in Oz as an alternative.

“TIME”
Music: The clock “alarm” goes off
Movie: All the residents of the Emerald City throw their palms in the air to rejoice the pending balloon launch.

Music: Rhythmic percussion solo that seems like a clock ticking
Movie: Toto jumps out of the balloon’s gondola to chase a cat; with time ticking away, Dorothy jumps out to grab Toto, and the balloon takes off with out her.

Music: “Waiting for someone or something to show you the way”
Film: Dorothy asks Glinda for assist to get house, and Glinda explains to Dorothy that she’s all the time had the facility to get the place she needs to go.

Music: Wailing guitar solo
Film: A tearful Dorothy says goodbye to her traveling companions.

Music: “The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older”
Film: An older — and wiser — Dorothy clicks her heels and chants “there’s no place like home” as Glinda waves her star-shaped wand (the sun is a star, by the best way) behind Dorothy’s head.

Music: “Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way”
Film: We’re back to Dorothy’s bed room, seeing the scene in sepia tone, as her family anxiously, desperately waits round her bedside, hoping she’ll regain consciousness.

Music: “Hone, home again/I like to be here when I can”
Movie: Dorothy wakes up after saying “There’s no place like home” to see her Auntie Em, Uncle Henry and the farmhands surrounding her.

“GREAT GIG IN THE SKY”
Music: Vocal solo
Movie: As the solo picks up steam, Dorothy fervently guarantees she’ll never depart house once more, and we see “The End” on the display.