The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow

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“Over the Rainbow” (often referred to as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) is a classic Academy Award-winning ballad, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale. It soon became her signature song, and one of the most enduring standards of the 20th century. About five minutes into the film, Dorothy sings the song after failing to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her relate an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto, and the town spinster, Miss Gulch. Dorothy’s Aunt Em tells her to “find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble.” This prompts Dorothy to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, “‘Some place where there isn’t any trouble.’ Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain…” at which point she begins singing.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can’t I?

The “Over the Rainbow” sequence, as well as the entirety of the Kansas scenes, was directed by King Vidor, though he was not credited. The song was initially deleted from the film after a preview in San Luis Obispo, because MGM chief executive Louis B. Mayer and producer Mervyn LeRoy thought it “slowed down the picture” and that “the song sounds like something for Jeanette MacDonald, not for a little girl singing in a barnyard.” However, the persistence of associate producer Arthur Freed and Garland’s vocal coach/mentor Roger Edens to keep the song in the picture eventually paid off. Source: Wikipedia.

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Listen Judy Garland – Over the Rainbow or watch this video clip from The Wizard of Oz on YouTube.

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20 Love Gifs

“No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.”
–– For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

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“But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.”
–– Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

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AT-AT Dog Day Afternoon

And how about an imperial AT-AT having a dog day afternoon? When you think you have seen everything about Star Wars fanmades there’s always a new thing to see. When Patrick Boivin was a boy he had two wishes: have a dog and have a Star Wars AT-AT from Kenner toys. When Patrick became an adult he united his two wishes in one. Source: All That I Love.

Watch the original video or click to watch the making of.

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Husky and Kitten

Sorry, folks. Dreamer 2013 is on vacation and should return in a few weeks, and I’m very busy with other projects by now. But I’ll try hard to let your favorite gifs blog updated.

Who said they can’t be friends?

Meet Lilo the Siberian Husky and Baby Rosie the Kitten. Click to see the original video on YouTube.

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Hand-Made Gifs by Nancy Liang

Stunning Hand-Made GIFs by Nancy Liang

Sydney-based illustrator Nancy Liang’s stunning animated illustrations were done almost entirely by hand, which is extremely rare in a world where imaginative scenes are composed by codes. Every image is conceived through a physical drawing. Liang uses kraft paper cutouts, pencil drawings, and many sketches before implementing them into Photoshop for animation. To view her recent pieces, check out her blog Over the Moon.

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Let’s twist: Pulp Fiction Dance Scene

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We already knew John Travolta could dance. He discoed and hand-jived his way to stardom in Saturday Night Fever and Grease. But in the 1980s Travolta’s career fizzled and we sort of forgot about him because — let’s be honest, here — we have pretty short attention spans. But in 1994, Travolta made his comeback in Quentin Tarantino’s stylized crime film Pulp Fiction. His smooth, understated twists to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” were so cool, we hardly noticed his weight gain and thinning hair. If we were coked up Uma Thurman, we’d let our Mob-boss boyfriend set us up with John Travolta any day. Source text: Time – Top 10 Movie Dance Scenes.

Let’s twist again with John Travolta and Uma Thurman. Click to listen You Never Can Tell, by Chuck Berry, from Pulp Fiction original soundtrack (midi cortesy Dream Gifs).

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Click to see the original video on YouTube. Read about Pulp Fiction on IMDb.

Jason Voorhees by Giada Robin

Note: Well, I always loved cosplay girls, but now I’m falling in love with Giada Robin. See this post and you will know why.

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Giada Pancaccini, most known as her nickname Giada Robin, is a famous professional Italian cosplayer, model, gamer and partner of G2A.com.

She’s Judge and Guest in several cosplay conventions in her country and other countries in Europe and United States, and she has so many fans around the world as the characters she usually plays.

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See more pictures of Giada on her Instagram and DevintArt pages, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Official Giada Robin Store Website: http://giadarobin.storenvy.com.

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