I've read this description of a fantasy story. I suspect that it's written (or said) either derogatorily or tongue-in-cheek, but what story does it refer to?

Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.

This would be pretty old (e.g. definitely earlier than 1970s).

  • I've purged the comments; please take the discussion to meta (where this all started) or chat (where we have been discussing this).
    – user56
    Jan 6, 2012 at 22:38
  • As I said in chat, I had originally debated VTC, as it seemed "general reference", but decided against that. Due to our subsequent conversation, I feel that was correct, and voted to reopen.
    – Beofett
    Jan 6, 2012 at 23:35

2 Answers 2


Originally posted as a comment; converted to answer per suggestion by DVK.

Courtesy of the Trivia on Wizard of Oz @ IMDB.com, Rick Polito of the Marin Independent Journal printed in Northern California is locally famous for his droll, single-sentence summations of television programs and movies which the newspaper reports will be broadcast. For the Wizard of Oz, he wrote, "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again."


Sounds like The Wizard of Oz to me.

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    Definitely Wizard of Oz. Googling the phrase turns up exactly that result.
    – thedaian
    Jan 6, 2012 at 17:41
  • @Keith - you should make that an asnwer. Worth an accept. Jan 6, 2012 at 19:01
  • Well, since Beofett nailed it, I wasn't worried.. but if the extra data is worth a vote or two, sure, why not :)
    – K-H-W
    Jan 6, 2012 at 19:55
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    @KeithHWeston - yeah, a background of where that description came from definitely is. +1 for both answers, accept to the one with sourced proof. Jan 6, 2012 at 20:01

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