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The Wicked Witch of the West: Munchkin Killer by Darrin MasonLibrarians note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00BNCPCFM.
Americas love affair with guns invades the heart of Oz with often hilarious results. Follow the Wicked Witch of the West as she goes on a shooting spree after Dorothy drops her house on the Witchs sister. One crazy step after another leads them to the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. Cameo appearances from Jesus Christ: Shooting Star, Elvis the Presley, Harry Poffertje, and Stephen King Author the First add to the hilarity.
I love The Wizard of Oz, and there is nothing sexier in the history of mankind than Margaret Hamilton wearing green makeup and a jet-black witchs hat and dress. That said, I am a humorist (that some people still dont get my humor is neither here nor there) and I see my job as one that brings a different perspective to those things people consider classics, be they movies, books, or people. I have done that with The Wicked Witch of the West: Munchkin Killer and may it live or die on the strength of what it is. - Darrin Mason
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Wicked Witch of the West
Doing a great evil laugh requires more than just letting out a cackle. By getting in an evil mood, using your body language to enhance your laugh and manipulating your voice, you can sound truly evil. If you want to do an evil laugh, try practicing your facial expressions in front of a mirror. Start by practicing a maniacal smile and the crazier you look, the better! You might also want to furrow your eyebrows or incorporate your hands into your laugh to look more sinister. For the laugh itself, make it as loud as possible. You could either start with a high-pitched laugh and drop to your normal pitch or start with a very low-pitch and work up to your normal voice.
The Witch however, could have been very different. Not wanting to be typecast, she refused to sign a studio contract but kept her price low to avoid scaring off potential employers. By the time MGM were casting for the Oz role, Hamilton had completed five or six pictures for the studio. That has been my favorite book since I was four. So perfectly cast was Hamilton that, when the film was sent for screen tests, audiences claimed her role was too scary, and many of her scenes were cut.
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Oz The Great And Powerful- The Wicked Witch Of The West's laugh
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan is convincing as the green-hued evil enchantress and her Kansas counterpart Miss Gulch, playing both parts with a balance of menace and humor that makes the audience squirm and laugh — sometimes at the same time. Seated comfortably in a directors chair in front of the mirror in her dressing room, Donovan was enthusiastic and giggly. The Witch, on the other hand, is an exaggeration of that. She wants what is right, but she is willing to go to great lengths to get it. She credits her prowess to her extensive background.
The Wicked Witch of the East is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum. She is only involved in the second chapter of the novel titled The Council with the Munchkins , and although she is a very important character, the Wicked Witch of the East isn't alive in the story or any other story. When she does make an appearance, she is already dead. However, Baum does give her a backstory and insight into her history.
In Baum's subsequent Oz novels , it is the Nome King who is the principal villain; the Wicked Witch of the West is rarely even referred to again after her death in the first book. The witch's most popular depiction was in the classic film based on Baum's novel, where she was portrayed by Margaret Hamilton. Hamilton's characterization introduced green skin and this has been continued in later literary and dramatic representations, including Gregory Maguire 's revisionist Oz novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and its musical stage adaptation Wicked , the film Oz the Great and Powerful , and the television series Once Upon a Time and Emerald City. Her castle is described as beautiful instead of being the sinister fortress shown in the movie. In all versions, she is seriously aquaphobic. Frank Baum's Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.