Friday, October 22, 2010
Classic Hollywood Reviews: The Sound of Music
"The hills are alive....with the sound of music...aaaaa...with songs they have sung for a thousand years..."
In some ways the Sound of Music, doesn't feel old enough to be a classic. I remember watching it most years during the holiday season as a child. It was one of those annual rites of passage. But the movie did release in 1965, so it fits.
In case you haven't seen it, the Sound of Music is based on the true story of a novice nun who is sent to the home of an Austrian widower during the early days of the war to serve as a nanny to his seven children. It is filled with wonderful songs and music from Rogers and Hammerstein.
It's a romance cloaked in the way the world changes when Austria unites with Nazi Germany. It's a stirring tale, and the children are priceless. The movie was well recognized for its excellence winning five oscars including Best Picture.
If you haven't seen it and want a taste, be sure to view the trailer here.
Now if you've seen the movie, I'd love to know your favorite song or character. Leave a comment!