Friday, July 24, 2009
Return To Oz/David Shire
As a fan of the Oz books by L Frank Baum, I have to say I'm a way bigger fan of this movie than the MGM musical. This movie has the look,feel and attitude just right.
It's unfortunate that this was Walter Murch's only film he'd direct. It bombed and hardly anybody out there understood it. Why was it so grim? Where were the singing munchkins?
David Shire's score fully compliments the imagery to a T. It's kind of got that turn of the century ragtime feel to it, which is when these books were being written.
The film and score happen to be amongst my favorite things ever.
1. Dorothy Remembers/Home/The Ride to Dr. Worley's (04:20)
2. Ozma/The Fight In The Storm (03:56)
3. Oz/The Ruined House (04:53)
4. The Deserted City/The Wheelers/ Tik Tok ( 04:55)
5. Mombi's Hall Of Heads (02:47)
6.Jack Pumpkinhead (02:48)
7.The Flight Of The Gump (03:58)
8. Dorothy And The Nome King/The Ornament Room (04:27)
9. The Defeat Of The King/ The Restoration (06:09)
10. The Mirror (02:36)
11. Finale And End Credits (Theme From "Return To Oz")(4:26)
12.The "Return To Oz" Ragtime March (02:44)
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