天気映画―The Wizard of Oz

近年の異常気象の特徴として、かつて発生記録がない地域での「竜巻」がある。一般に英語で、竜巻のことをtornadoというが、twisterやwhirlwindもよく使う単語。竜巻研究の第一人者として”Mr. Tornado”と呼ばれた藤田哲也を始め、他の研究者のおかげで、ダウンバーストや雷雨、台風、ハリケーンなど天候のメカニズムが解明され、特に飛行機運行の安全性が高まった。以下の『オズの魔法使』に出てくる竜巻はF(藤田)スケール(竜巻の強さを表す世界共通基準)でF0からF5のどれだっただろうか?

The Wizard of Oz [1939] (オズの魔法使)

Whisked up into the sky in a terrible tornado on her way back home, Dorothy wakes and wonders where she has arrived, making her famous comment: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!” With the help of ‘heart-less’ Tin Man, ‘brain-less’ Scarecrow and ‘courage-less’ Lion, Dorothy must find the Wizard in order to find her way back home.

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DOROTHY :: Oh, you…you ________ ________ she could really be ________, do you? Oh! Oh, I’ve got to go home ________ ________!

PROFESSOR :: But, what’s this? I ________ you were going ________ with me?

DOROTHY :: Oh, no no! I have to get to her ________ ________! Come on, Toto! Come on! Come on!

PROFESSOR :: Better get ________ ________, Sylvester! There’s a storm ________ ________! A whopper, to speak in the ________ of the ________! Poor little kid, I hope she gets home all right.

UNCLE HENRY :: Hurry up and get them ________ ________! Where’s Hickory!? Hickory! Hickory! Doggone it! Hickory.

ZEKE :: It’s a ________! It’s a ________!!

AUNT EM :: Dorothy! Dorothy!

UNCLE HENRY :: Come on, everybody in the ________ ________!

AUNT EM :: Henry! Henry! I can’t find Dorothy! She’s ________ out in the storm! Dorothy! Dorothy!

UNCLE HENRY :: We can’t look for her now. Come on, get in the ________. Hurry up!

DOROTHY Auntie Em! Uncle Henry! Auntie Em! We must be up ________ the ________! Oh, Miss Gulch!!

MISS GULCH :: Ah, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

DOROTHY :: Oh!

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