The Sound of Music (1965)

Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

The Sound of Music (1965) by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rated G. Drama, Biography/Historical, Romance, Musical
5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture

Description (from the film case): A true story based on the lives of the Trapp Family Singers. Julie Andrews is Maria, a spirited, young Austrian woman studying to take her religious vows. Suspecting that Maria’s true calling may lie outside the convent, the Mother Superior arranges for her to leave the convent and become governess to the children of the autocratic widower, Baron Von Trapp. Bringing warmth and music to the strict household of the reserved former naval captain, Maria soon wins over the children, and finally the Baron as well, in a gorgeously rendered romance.

My thoughts: What can I say about a classic like The Sound of Music? I used to watch it on television every year as a part of family tradition and know the movie by heart–dialogue, songs, and all. How I was able to endure watching it with commercial breaks back in the day, it’s hard to say, but God be thanked for home video and DVDs. There’s no way to tell how many times I’ve watched this magnificent film since childhood, but I come to understand it better and therefore love it more every time.

My corresponding reading: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.



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