Twister = Oz's Power - I respect both movies, now!
by Geoffrey Grant
(Munster, Indiana, USA)
This movie captured the danger of a twister of any size. I was at a Jellystone campground on a sunny day and witnessed a waterspout-like dust devil strip the surrounding shore of their retention pond of its beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, blankets, towels and plastic floatation devices in less than 2 minutes. Like the farm equipment floating through the air, it was quite surreal and dream-like, the experience within 200' of the event. I saw it form and told my family to move away from the water body just in time.
I enjoyed this movie, as it is slow to develop into a fast moving affair and gave me the respect that we all should have for weather events involving wind. Not all storms develop into twisters, but then again, twisters are not all identified before they occur - a great mystery to all weather buffs and farmers. The Wizard of Oz touches on the mystery of wind power and pushed fear into me as a boy.