The Dark Side of the Rainbow

DAILY MUSE | I’ve often heard about how one could sync “The Wizard of Oz” with Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” yet I’d never seen it done. Apparently one can play the album through twice during the course of the film and it syncs up to events, moods and cuts. It’s kinda cool seeing it for the first time; the syncs are pretty stunning. Here is a clip I found on YouTube of the movie playing against the track “Us and Them”. The lyric “Black” is sung when the Wicked Witch of the West appears. And “blue” is sung when it cuts to Dorothy wearing a blue dress. “Which is which” is sung when the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch are confronting each other. Other moods, rhythms and music changes in the album sync up to actions and cuts int he film. At the end of this clip there is a stunning music change that occurs when Dorothy has left Oz and is all alone at a cross roads.

How does something like this get discovered? Whoever did is pretty brilliant.

Learn more about “The Dark Side of the Rainbow” here.

UPDATE | Full version here


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