Wrong!!

The Wizard Of Oz

A friend of mine says her favourite film is The Wizard Of Oz.

She was telling me the other day that the Tarkovsky film Stalker mirrors TWOZ, even down to the black and white bits at the beginning and end.

Oddly though, there are no black and white bits. It is a colour film all the way through, glorious Technicolour, or Technicolor.

The aspect ratio of this picture is wrong, but you can see clearly that it is monochrome, but it’s sepia. It is the colour you associate with old and faded photographs, it’s the colour of nostalgia (also a Tarkovsky film).