Friday, August 18, 2006

The Cult of the Sound of Music

The Cult of the Sound of Music - that's the title of a BBC News website on the film. The BBC does not quite get it though-
The Sound of Music is the epitome of chirpy optimism and innocence. Even though the central element of the plot is a middle-aged man trying to pull a young nun, it's regarded as the height of wholesomeness.

I confess that I have probably seen the film more than any other, including two sing-a-long versions, and the stage show twice! What can I do? It was the second movie my mother ever took me to see. The first was Batman and Robin.

Such films made me who I am today.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed "A Chorus Line" and "South Pacific" just as much as any other guy, but Dr H., I hated this musical above all others. I dont know what did it...but I cant stand it.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved that Austrians have very little knowledge of the film. And the gaping error at the end of the film when they cross that mountain - presumably straight into Bavaria. Oops.

Anonymous said...

Don't hate on the Captain when the nunnery runs like a brothel or pimp service sending out plump young virginal nuns to lonely widowed men to "raise their kids". MOre money for the Cathedral, I say Georg never really flirted, until the dance (as a joke first) and went on to get engaged to the Baroness. The little tramp Maria wandered back to let him know she was ready, willing and available. That's how I like to view it. =)
Love it watch it at least once a year, since childhood.