Urban Legends

1272 Words6 Pages
Joel Beckwith February 13, 2001 Urban Legends

In this paper I will explain exactly what an urban legend is,and

give some examples of very popular ones that have been passed by

word of mouth for decades across the United States.

1 " An urban legend is a story that is so bizarre,horrifying,or

unexplainable, that it makes something inside of us want to believe

it." Urban Legends can have traced origins from other countries,

universities, states, or people,that just decided to made up as

incredible story and pass it on to their friends and family members.

Many of these
…show more content…
"Great Gig in the Sky" is playing as the house is airborne.
The cash register in "Money" is heard just as the color of Oz is seen.
The ballerina Munchkins enter on the lyric "us..us..us".
One ballerina appears to lip sync the words "ordinary men"
The Lollipop Guild Munchkins enter on the lyric "me..me..me".
The Lollipop Guild's head motions synch with the music.
Dorothy turns to face forward on the lyric "forward he cried."
The Witch's appearance occurs on the lyric "black..black.."
On "blue..blue..blue.." we cut to Dorothy, who of course is wearing blue.
On the words "and who knows which is which and who is who", we see the Wicked Witch of the West looking at the dead feet of the Wicked Witch of the East.
For "up..up..up", the Witch is on top of a ramp; on "down..down.. down..", she is walking down.
"And in the end", the dead Witch disappears.
"Out..out..out", Good Witch Glynda exits in a bubble.
The song "Brain Damage" is played as the scarecrow sings "If I Only Had a Brain."
The heartbeat heard at the end of the album coincides with Dorothy listening to the Tin Man's heart. (These similarities are found at http://turnerclassicmovies.com)

Urban legends and their history can be a very interesting thing

to devote your time to. The library has many good books on urban

legends, one of the best is "Too Good to be True: The Colossal

Book of Urban Legends" by Jan Harold

More about Urban Legends

Get Access