quote: With the upbeat, life-affirming relish for which weíve come to love him, the author Irvine Welsh this week unveiled his latest work, Babylon Heights, a play co-written with Dean Cavanagh, concerning the Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz who, driven to despair over his unrequited love for a female Munchkin, is alleged to have committed suicide by hanging himself from a prop tree as the cameras rolled and Judy Garland, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow skipped past.
"Because the film is so famous itís easy to write it off as a simple fairy-tale, but itís a highly charged piece of social commentary," Welsh explains "Nobody really knows what went on during the production. Big film studios are great at spin."
Irvine, though, as we know, is a very silly man. The urban legend of the suicidal Munchkin was discredited decades ago. Production records show that the scene in which the "hanging" occurs was filmed long before any scene in which Munchkins featured, so no Munchkins would have been on set, unless Welsh is under the impression that Munchkins exist for real, a possibility that canít be ruled out.
Equally, itís impossible to believe anyone could have fallen on an active movie set with none of the actors, directors, cameramen, sound technicians and lighting operators noticing.
Even more so when all the tiny, scaled-down ambulances screeched to the scene to collect the corpse.
::snort:: ROFLMAO "NSFJ" - snopes, you are just too funny/clever.
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Perhaps a better idea would be to make a porno movie about a hung munchkin.
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