See Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'Wizard of Oz' Together

July 30, 2012
Source: Vulture

Dark Side of Oz

It's been a point of contention for years and college students seem to be the only ones who get the opportunity, or have the drugs and patience, to prove it. There's been word for years that if you play the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon and the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, there's a case to be made that the music syncs perfectly with the film, almost as if it's an alternate score. It's been called The Dark Side of Oz or The Dark Side of the Rainbow, and while there are certainly moments of synchronicity, this just seems to be the product of drug addled teenagers. But now you can watch it below!

Here is The Dark Side of Oz which made its way on YouTube (via Vulture) - now removed, sorry!:

Wikipedia says: In August 1995, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published the first mainstream media article about the "synchronicity", citing the Usenet discussion group. Soon afterward, several fans began creating websites in which they touted the experience and tried to comprehensively catalogue the corresponding moments. A second wave of awareness began in April 1997 when Boston radio DJ George Taylor Morris discussed Dark Side of the Rainbow on the air, leading to further mainstream media articles and a segment on MTV news. There are several ways to sync it up, and you can read more on this here. Otherwise, enjoy the classic rock and cinematic magic, maybe with another sort of enhancement. Cool?

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1 explains everything if you dont understand how the music is actually matching the movie.

james on Jul 30, 2012


i heard if you listen to Tenacious D's Rize of the Fenix and watch Oz the Great and the Powerful it syncs perfectly oh no wait.... that's the drugs

DoomCanoe on Jul 30, 2012


"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and Rush's "2112" syncs up even better.

walrus on Jul 30, 2012


Definitely the drugs. Could just be an excuse to listen to great music though too.

Yug on Jul 30, 2012


"I don't drugs to enjoy this, just to enhance it." - Otto

Nick Sears on Jul 30, 2012


I had a friend tell me this a long time ago and I thought it was a pot head myth (like dreadlocks that are buds) so I made him prove it.. SURE ENOUGH, it syncs in pretty tight and on keyframe scenes! I couldn't get over it, went over it again and again and then started reading the lyrics with it and there it was again, too many coincidences, even if it was never intentional, its an interesting experience!

lando on Aug 2, 2012


What is important when judging whether it does or doesn't snyc/ was it done intentionally/ is it evidence of the Dark Side of Reality is to notice how it DOES snyc up on Key points AND how the context of those key points is REPEATED throughout the movie, for example, when the farm hand hits his finger with the hammer, around that time there is the music 'go and dig another one' a character points to the ground, this gesture is repeated every time those lyrics are replayed; or 'come up behind you again' every time there is a character behind another character; or 'the man with the gun/garland' there is always some one holding Judy Garland; 'the sun is the same in a relative way' there is always fire on scene the same as the two candles the fortune teller lites, and there is a space between the two points of fire; that these references are repeated in such a fashion as to be referenced by the same lyrics at the same time intervals that show the Dark Side of Reality- that Dark Side being the conclusions a person is forced to reach if they are true to themselves in their logic.

Qwerty on Jan 16, 2013

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