Small ? Ha ! You could fit all of europe and the middle east into OZ and still have room left over.
Please enlighten an ignorant Yank.
I was under the apparently mistaken impression that OZ was the mythical, mystical place the twister carried Dorothy and Toto off to.
Very appropriate emoticon there Hans, only I don't recall Dorothy doing in spin-dancing therein, but I could be wrong. Surely there must be a WoO historian among us? What are we to do if we do not?
I may not be a WoO historian but any child of the 40's and 50's can tell you of the enchantment of seeing the House spin off into the air with Margret Hamilton changing into the Wicked Witch of the West from the nasty schoolteacher in black and white and suddenly being greeted by a color version of OZ!! Magical! After having to use our imagination for so many years (Book 1900, Film 1939 re-released 1949, 55, & Color TV 1956) So tis only a figure that Dorothy and Toto did the spinning though they were in a spinning house and can be said to have spun without contradiction.
But they could had been in the house, spiining in the opposite direction, such as it would appear in the house. But if you could see through the house, reverse spinning would place them on some sort of paradimical standstill, such that they appeared not to be spinning, or so I reason, such that the people spinning would work as an effective counter-balance to the house spinning. You doubt me? Well how do people spinning in such a house, without counter-spin, otherwise come out of it without even a headache?
I wasn't born until '59, but though WoO was a pretty decent movie, especially for kids, "Somewhere over the Rainbow" song as sung by Judy had to be one of the most beautiful iconic songs ever sang. I don't know if the writer of that song meant it that way, but it is one of those songs that can be imagined to not actually be singing of Oz, but instead of Heaven, which in my mind makes it a bit more special than it otherwise would be. One thing I can say, I don't think I have ever heard a song by a teenager which will ever sound so good to me. I will always remember it and feel I have really been blessed when out of nowhere I hear it some place. I'm not a big listener of Judy Garland, but i have never heard her sing anything that was even half as appealing as that song has been. One hit wonder pretty much,