Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Sound of Music (on DVD)

The Sound of Music
by Rodgers and Hammerstein [DVD Sound]

One of my favorite movies of all time. In pre-World War II Austria, Fraulein Maria (Julie Andrews) leaves a convent to become a governess for a Naval Officer (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children. Along the way, she wins the kids and ultimately the Captain over through her music. When the Captain is forced to sign on with the Third Reich, the family sets off into the Alps to escape, with the help of some mischievous nuns. Includes famous hits such as "Do-Re-Mi," "The Hills are Alive," "Edelwiess," "My Favorite Things," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and "Climb Every Mountain." (Also, look for the cameo appearence of Maria von Trapp herself in the background fountain scene during "I Have Confidence.") Approximately 3 hours long, but don't let that stop you from this great classic movie. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available as sheet music in a wide variety of formats, as well as the soundtrack on cd.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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