Why Doesn't Dorothy Die After The Hour Glass Runs Out?
They get her out of the room and that breaks the spell?
...because it was all just a dream?
It's not a spell. The witch is going to come back to kill her in an hour, and so she turns to hourglass over to let Dorothy know how long she has left. But they save her just before the sands run out.
Unfortunately, the witch is on her way back to the room to kill Dorothy, so she catches them all in the hall beneath the room. But then they escape thanks to the Scarecrow, only to be caught again in the turret tower of the castle's parapet.
How was that going to work?
Dorothy was lucky that she arrived on the day OZ returned to Standard Time.
[quote]The witch is going to come back to kill her in an hour
Did she have dry-cleaning to pick up? She had to put money in the meter?
I think she was going to LensCrafters.
She did die, OP. That's why she "woke up" in Kansas.
Margaret Hamilton truly committed to that line; it scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
I cried and cried when I saw this movie.
No kid under 8 or 9 should ever see it.
I honestly thought this would be another Golden Girls thread.
The witch says, "These things must be done delicately, or you hurt the spell." Remember, she just got zapped for trying to snatch the shoes off by force.
I guess that's meant to explain why she doesn't just bludgeon Dorothy then and there.
I always thought the hour glass was a bomb. The Witch hurls it at the group and it explodes!
I posted this clip to a Mister Rogers thread recently, but think it's also relevant here. Hear Margaret Hamilton put a positive spin on the Witch character: