Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Sound of Music

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. When I was little I loved The Sound of Music as all children do. Then I went through years of not being able to bear it as it was so overplayed. However in recent years, I've come back to it. And let's face it, it is easily a contender for best musical ever made.

It's wonderfully sweet but has the darkness of the Nazis to stop one getting toothache. Julie Andrews is perfect. Julie Andrews is perfect actually, I could listen to her sing all day long. All of the children are good too but the person I most adore in this is Christopher Plummer. I have such a crush on Christopher Plummer as anyone who has seen International Velvet has and he is gorgeous in this.

I couldn't pick one favourite scene or song as there are so many. I really enjoy the opening scene with Maria running round the hills, who can resist How Do We Solve A Problem Like Maria? I think I Have Confidence is under-rated (Jane Horrocks chose it for her desert island after all!) but it all comes down to a face off between Do Re Mi and The Lonely Goatherd. Both are spectacular and beautifully filmed. But the yodelling wins.

Less of Climb Every Mountain next time though, eh?


  1. What you went through years of disliking it is beyond me, after all you *are* Gretal

  2. I meant to say 'why' not 'what'

  3. Oh...the part when they are hiding from the searchlights and (I think it was) Marta who asked if it would help if they sang about their favourite things.

    I once had a Facebook profile picture of me dressed as a nun on the way to a Singalonga - which is MASSIVE fun.

    I love Goatherd too as you can tell the children are having a great time, there doesn't seem any need for acting in those scenes. You know youa re a real fan when you can do the yodelling with complete perfection of sounds if not pitch!


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