Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scarecrow

by karichristensen
Do you find scarecrows frightening? They are supposed to scare the crows away from farmers' fields, but they manage to frighten more than just the birds!  At this time of year when darkness falls ever sooner, and the air turns to chill, an encounter with a demonically smiling effigy mounted on a stake and dancing in the wind is bound to send anyone running for cover!





I love this song by Canadian singer/songwriter Brock Zeman.  This vidder obvious agrees.

Scarecrow Blues / Brock Zeman



Occasionally in my research, I stumble upon little gems, but this one really amazed me!  
I have always been a HUGE fan of Elton John, and especially of his songs with Bernie Taupin as the lyricist.  Well, here is the first song that Elton John ever composed from Bernie Taupin's lyrics which is entitled... Scarecrow!


To learn more about this song, please click on the video which will open on the Youtube page and read the notes which accompany this video. 


This scarecrow is definitely terrifying! 
In the movie Batman Begins, Cillian Murphy played Batman's arch enemy The Scarecrow.

Path - Scarecrow Tribute / by Allure75




I almost forgot about this television show from the 1980s starring Kate Jackson  and Bruce Boxleitner.


Scarecrow and Mrs. King
It wasn't really about a 'scarecrow' though.  That was the code name for Bruce Boxleitner's character.  He played secret agent Lee Stetson.  Kate Jackson was a divorced mother with 2 sons who gets caught up in one of his adventures.  She eventually becomes a spy herself!




Everyone's favourite scarecrow has got to be from The Wizard of Oz!



The famous movie version starring Judy Garland, had Ray Bolger in the character of the Scarecrow.


Do you think they would ever make an updated version of that movie?
Of course you can guess who I would suggest to play the part of the Scarecrow!





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Straight to the point and well written! Why can't everyone else be like this?

phylly3 said...

LOL! I'm not sure what you mean actually, but thanks anyway. :) I would have had more to say, but Blogger has been acting up lately so I had to go with what was working at the time!

Traxy said...

Scarecrow in the first Batman film gave me the creeps! I much prefer the nice guy from The Wizard of Oz. :)

It's weird, though ... I don't think I've ever seen a scarecrow in real life. As in the kind that stands in a field, scaring birds.

phylly3 said...

Me too, Traxy. I've just seen the crafty kind, not the hard working farmer kind! :)