04 September 2012

You Can’t Walk on a Rainbow

This weekend, the French cartoonist Boulet shared the English version of his childhood opinion of the MGM Wizard of Oz movie.

It’s part of Boulet’s longer meditation on suspension of disbelief in childhood, and/or the difference between real childhood and the childhood adults may wish children to have. It’s also a follow-up to his commentary on real childhood imagination.


Nathan said...

He would have hated the rainbow-crossing parts of Purple Prince and Lucky Bucky.

J. L. Bell said...

The kid should have read the book, which is much more down-to-earth. But then this comic is about les impressions, not the facts: nowhere in the movie does anyone say, “Let’s go on the rainbow!”