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Hanging Munchkin set for Stage Debut
The well-known and much maligned Wizard of Oz urban legend – that of a scene in the film where one can ‘see’ one of the munchkins hanging himself at the back of the set – is the centre theme of a show opening in Dublin this week. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has focused the play, depicting the lives of the actors who portrayed the munchkins, around the premise that the legend is true.
The BBC quotes him as saying:
"It's a persistent myth - the point about myths is they don't have to be true, they don't have to be facts, but people need to believe in them. We've taken that as a starting point, that that myth is actually true and the Munchkin has actually hung himself."
Categories: Entertainment, Urban Legends
Posted by Boo on Wed Aug 09, 2006
Comments (8)
Is the author's poor grammar an indicator of his writing abilty! :D
Posted by Peter  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  04:02 PM
The down side to the information age seems to be an increased acceptance of "Pick your own truth", not to mention a much greater selection of "truths".
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  05:30 PM
If u ever try to read his books u will be more surprised by his writing style than his grammar. He writes words and dialogues phonetically with a Scottish accent. U spend more time deciphering the words than following the story.
Posted by Merve  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  01:16 AM
"It's a persistent myth - the point about myths is they don't have to be true, they don't have to be facts, but people need to believe in them."

I think that's the Official Motto of the Bush Administration, courtesy of Karl Rove.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  04:22 AM
Merve, I'm Scottish, and it still takes me a while to know what he's talking about.
wink
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  06:22 AM
Boo, i grew up in London and i used subtitles to watch the movie. HAHA
Posted by Merve  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  06:44 AM
Boo I am a bigger fan of an infinitely better Scottish writer Iain Banks
Posted by Merve  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  06:46 AM
i saw the play last night, its brilliant definitely eorth a look, and im not really a fan of irvine welsh
Posted by sensibleken  on  Thu Aug 10, 2006  at  07:23 AM
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