the sound of music

the year: 1965

the genre: musical

the cast: Julie Andrews (Maria); Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp); Eleanor Parker (The Baroness); Richard Haydn (Max Detweiler); Peggy Wood (Mother Abbess); Charmain Carr (Leisl)

the plot: Captain Von Trapp, a widower, runs his home near Salzburg like the ship he once commanded. That changes when Maria arrives from the convent to be the new governess of his seven children. With a renewed zest for life, things begin to change in the Von Trapp household. The family’s happily ever after is threatened when Austria's new German rulers want the baron back in military service.

count: how many bows Frauleiin Schweiger, the third place winner at the musical competition, takes.

don’t miss: how the nuns outsmart the Nazis.

check out: how many spiders Louisa is rumored to have carried when she climbs up the trellis into the governess’ room.

listen for: “You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we've had a disagreement? Well, lately I've taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.“

did you know: Yul Brynner, Richard Burton and Sean Connery were all considered for the role of Captain Von Trapp and Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day were considered for the role of Maria. Just wouldn’t seem right, would it?

also listen for: “I'm Brigitta, she's Louisa. She's thirteen years old, and you're smart! I'm ten, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!”

did you also know: the real Maria von Trapp makes a cameo in the movie as the elder of the two women in Austrian peasant garb who are in the background as Julie Andrews walks through a brick archway during "I Have Confidence".

extra bonus points: if you can name the song that Christopher Plummer didn’t want to sing (and suggested be replaced) because he thought it was trite.


Erika said...

What is "Edelweiss"?

My word verification is "undemar." It just sounds liks a German expression--Undemar!

Aubree Legler said...

This is Jessica's current favorite movie. She can sing all (and I mean all) of the songs from it, and she's taught Emma the do-re-mi song as well. Great movie--even after watching it multiple times a week for the last two months... ;)

Millie Motts said...

Erika - correct!

Aubree, does Scott sing along with her when it's time for Climb Ev'ry Mountain?

And I've always thought the mark of a good movie is that it's *always* watchable - even after viewings in the double or triple digits. ;)

Laney said...

Mother Superior is the only character I can't listen to while singing.

I sure would love watching Jessica sing and dance!

Lori said...

The Music Man and the Sound of Music are both always watchable at our house...even the boys enjoy them! Yay!

bporter said...

Do a beer, a Mexican beer...

Aubree Legler said...

Gina--yes, he does. it's quite a sight to behold.

Millie Motts said...

Ray, they guy who buys my beer!
Me, they guy who drinks my beer.
Far - the distance to my beer!
So, I'll have another beer!
Lots and lots and lots of beer!
Tea? No thanks, I'll have a beer!
That will bring us back to...

Earwig anyone?