Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz?

No, I do not think Pink Floyd intentionally wrote these songs to fit the Wizard of Oz movie.  I do think that there are some happy little coincidences that seem to match up–such as the lyric “far away across the field, the tolling of the iron bell, calls the faithful to their knees, to hear the softly spoken magic bells”, which goes with the scene where Dorothy and friends lie down in the poppy field because of the spell the witch cast. The wailing of another song evokes the emotion and sound of a tornado tearing through Kansas.

However, just like several other people have synced songs to numerous TV shows and movies, so have users with PF & Wizard of Oz.  The tone that the songs impose is one that is emotional and psychedelic with subtle dark shades.  Not meant to offend drug users or Pink Floyd fans but either a psychedelic druggie happened to take acid while watching this movie, or someone saw the poppy field scene and tried to tie the entire movie to drugs. PF’s Wizard of Oz is similar to the drug analysis of Alice in Wonderland (which has a stronger case for drug references). I’m sure if I took acid and watched Wizard of Oz on mute while playing Dark Side of the Moon, I would find the experience more enjoyable because of it’s “trippy” effect. The bright colors and wacky characters would only heighten the trip effect, and the darker sounds with Pink Floyd lyrics would enhance the transcendental knowledge of the movie turned Pink Floyd musical (thus lifting the brightly colored veil of Wizard of Oz to reveal what lies beneath).  What lies beneath is that Oz is not as happy or wonderful as it seems even though it has a glossy sugar coated mask.

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