Return to Oz

Synopsis: Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado, only she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and cannot get any sleep at night. Aunt Em worries about her health/well-being. Thinking that she is suffering delusional depression and acute insomnia, she decides to take her to see a special doctor in another town. While he tries to treat her with electro-shock treatment and take those nasty dreams away from her head, she is rescued by a mysterious girl who leads her back to Oz for a new adventure.
Director(s): Walter Murch
Production: Walt Disney Studios
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

These excess currents

are our dreams and delusions.

And we have found out that

sometimes the brain malfunctions.

Just like the dreams

that you have, Dorothy.

Now we have the means

to control these excess currents.



I must get back to Henry

before nightfall.

You understand, don't you?

Here's your lunch pail. I was thinking

we'd only stay a short time.

That won't be necessary.

We have excellent meals here.

Now, be a good girl,

and do everything the doctor

and the head nurse tell you,

and I'll be back tomorrow

and we'll go home!

I've never left her

out of my sight among strangers.

She's in good hands.

Will you bring Toto

when you come to get me?

I will. Yes, of course I will.

You won't need that!

You stay here until

we come and get you.

You may have a nap if you wish.

Come on, giddap!

Come on!

Aunt Em.

This is for you.

Thank you.

- It's Halloween soon.

- I know.

Why did they bring you here, Dorothy?

Because I can't sleep.

And I talk about a place that I've been to,

but nobody believes it exists.

I have to go. I'll come back later.

Would you like to go

for a ride, Dorothy?

- Lie down.

- I'd like to sit up if I may.

- What did your aunt tell you?

- To do what you told me, Miss Wilson.

Then lie down.

Why do you have to tie me down?

So that you don't fall off.

I came all the way from the farm

in the buggy and didn't fall off.

- Did I hear somebody screaming there?

- No.

Hello, Dorothy. How are you?

I wish I wasn't tied down.

Nothing to worry about.

What are those?


We'll just put them over your ears.

Pretty soon they'll draw all those

unpleasant dreams out of your head.

Then, when you wake up,

you'll never be bothered by them again.

Testing. On.


Well, I think we're almost ready.

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Walter Murch

Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an American film editor and sound designer. With a career stretching back to 1969, including work on Apocalypse Now, The Godfather I, II, and III, American Graffiti, The Conversation, and The English Patient, with three Academy Award wins (from nine nominations: six for picture editing and three for sound mixing), he has been referred to as "the most respected film editor and sound designer in the modern cinema." more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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