The Sound of Music is on!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/22/2014|
Climb Every Mountain! OMG, I LOVE that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/23/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/23/2012|
How is Rolfe's bulge in high-def?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/23/2012|
Christopher Plummer calls it The Sound of Mucus
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/23/2012|
The hills are alive!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/23/2012|
You are 16 going on 17 Baby its time to think Better beware Be canny and careful Baby you're on the brink
You are 16 going on 17 Fellows will fall in line Eager young lads And grueways and cads Will offer you food and wine
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/23/2012|
This is one of my Favorite Things.
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/23/2012|
I am 6 inches, going on 7 inches.
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|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/23/2012|
My appreciation for gay Max increases with every passing year.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/23/2012|
I've never seen it. Am I the only one?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/23/2012|
I loathe that idiotic piece of Disney Nazi crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/23/2012|
...not a Disney film...
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/23/2012|
r14 has never seen it yet thinks he is quite erudite and cute. He's really a snore.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/23/2012|
Love bitchy Eleanor Parker.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/23/2012|
"I would have brought my harmonica."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/23/2012|
I used to work with a young lesbian who stalked Julie Andrews all over the world. She (coworker) was a mousy little thing and very shy, never talked to anyone but me. She confided that one time Julie Andrews got out of her car in traffic and screamed at her "Why are you following me?" She said it was a high point. I never believed her when she said she was going to London and try to see her there. When she came back she told me Andrews wasn't in London but she found a key to her house and went in one night. I told her I didn't believe her. She said she planned it out, she would go into the house at night and stay a set amount of time. Then she took out a bunch of pictures of Julie Andrews and her family on vacation that she said she found in a drawer. Weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/23/2012|
Max is seeing dollar signs. The Baroness sees her doom.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/23/2012|
--You flatter me, Captain! --How clumsy of me...I meant to accuse you!
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/23/2012|
Champagne, darling! I feel like - celebrating...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/23/2012|
Do the Nazis get them this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/23/2012|
Anyone who doesn't love The Sound of Music has a black heart. It is one of the best movie musicals of all time, if not THE best.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/23/2012|
I've never seen it.
But I also knew a lesbian who was obsessed with Julie and who thought Julie was flirting with her on set. Friend was an extra.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/23/2012|
One line I use in real life: What's going to happen's going to happen. Just make sure it doesn't happen to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/23/2012|
Why is the brilliant Eleanor Parker always treated like the red-headed stepchild at all the Sound of Music cast reunions? She is never even mentioned as having been part of the cast and it is she alone who leavens the film's sweetness.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/23/2012|
LOVE eleanor parker's "goodbye" speech. classy, heart-breaking, and true. and the little kiss she gives christopher plummer... this movie is so damn good!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/23/2012|
the mountains of saltzburg border with germany, not switzerland. so at the end they're actually "escaping" into nazi germany. there should be a sequel dealing with their musical adventures before finally finding a boat to america.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/23/2012|
If you will notice when Maria returns to the Abbey, the Reverend Mother calls her a dirty name.
The Rev. Mother says: What is it you cunt face?
Listen for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/23/2012|
Yes, R33, we know. Look at R9. There's been a thread about it here, numerous references, and there's a Youtube video.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/23/2012|
this is being remade for american tv. the producers feel the movie betrays the spirit of the broadway book. it will be a very literal retelling of the musical.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/23/2012|
For all my love for this movie, the kid who played Gretl was one of the worst child actors ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/23/2012|
The initial reviews were so poor that 20th Century-Fox was certain they had a flop.
However, never underestimate the public's appetite for saccharine, sentimental crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/23/2012|
Julie Andrews sucked in TSOM! They should have cast Miss Barbra Streisand as Maria.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/23/2012|
I haven't seen the film in years.
At any rate I have tickets to see a live performance of the show this coming week.
I'm hoping it's not as cloying as I remember the movie being.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/23/2012|
I used to have crushes on Kurt and Rolf as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/23/2012|
[quote]Anyone who doesn't love The Sound of Music has a black heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/23/2012|
I'm watching it for the first time since childhood. I never realized how HOT Christopher Plummer was in this.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/23/2012|
Really, r42? For me he's the spider on the Valentine.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/23/2012|
I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/23/2012|
r44, it has been said that Maria von Trapp stated that Max would never touch a blonde boy. So they had to delete that scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/23/2012|
Here in the UK there's going to be a documentary about the real Von Trapp's called Climbed Every Mountain. It airs on Saturday on BBC2.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/23/2012|
R39 Paper Mill? Great production. Jimmy Brennan the director did a great hob.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/23/2012|
i wish jerry lewis had adopted climb every mountain as the official hymn of the labor day telethon instead of you'll never walk again from carousel.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/23/2012|
TSOM turned me gay. The first time I watched it I realized that all I really wanted was to wear a twirly swirly dress and be swung around the gazebo by a handsome blond young Nazi.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/23/2012|
The Von Trapp Family Dancers!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/24/2012|
I agree with R31. She's wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/24/2012|
The first time I saw TSOM as a little boy, I had a horrible crush on Frederick.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/24/2012|
[quote]I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.
What scene? My GAWD!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/24/2012|
Edelweiss, Edelweiss Every morning you greet me Small and white, clean and bright You look happy to meet me Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss, Edelweiss Bless my homeland forever Small and white, clean and bright You look happy to meet me Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow Bloom and grow forever Edelweiss, Edelweiss Bless my homeland forever
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/24/2012|
r53, Robert Wise wanted to take the picture to a much darker place, in the end he lost out. ...the scene was filmed, but cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/24/2012|
That rape scene will be on the 5th Anniversary Criterion release.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/24/2012|
Sister Margaretta was a WHORE!!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/24/2012|
R39, the stage show is such a snoozefest! The movie is a vast improvement on the show, with certain songs replaced or moved around, and the beautiful scenery! For example, on stage Maria and the kids sing "Do Re Mi" immediately after being introduced. But in the film, they show her gradually gaining their trust and "Do Re Mi" becomes a passage-of-time number as Maria teaches them how to sing throughout Salzburg.
Also, on stage the show begins with the "Preludium" and the search for Maria, but as you know the film begins with the title song and the epic copter view of the alps. And in the show, Maria sings "My Favorite Things" with the Mother Abbess (even though they repeatedly say there's no singing in the abbey) and "The Lonely Goatherd" is sung during the thunderstorm. But "My Favorite Things" works much better as a way to calm the kids about the storm, and "The Lonely Goatherd" puppet scene is just epic in its own way.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/24/2012|
[quote]The first time I saw TSOM as a little boy, I had a horrible crush on Frederick.
Me, too! haha! I had such a thing for blonds and he has such an angelic face, too. I later learned that the girl who played little Gretl also had a big crush on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/24/2012|
[quote]I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.
Haha, here's MAD TV's alternative endings to "The Sound of Music":
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/24/2012|
I'm embarrassed by this movie. I find myself blushing during certain scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/24/2012|
r61, yes it was considered pretty vulgar back in the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/24/2012|
"Maria, is there anyone I should go to, to ask permission to marry you?"
"Uh yeah, how about starting with ME?"
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/24/2012|
The baroness sends her regrets....
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/24/2012|
Thanks for that, R64.
IRL (at least according to Maria's book), the Princess (presumably only a Serene highness), did not take it as well, and spread the word among their circle that the Captain had to marry Maria because she was knocked up.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/24/2012|
So fucking sweet..now I'm diabetic from this crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/24/2012|
Julie Andrews said that when they filmed the opening scene, they had a helicopter that pulled back to get all the scenery. Julie said that when the helicopter took off for each take, the wind it created was so strong that it knocked Julie over.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/24/2012|
Who was Peggy Wood lipsyching for?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/24/2012|
The helicopter contained the camera specifically to film JULIE as she twirled on the mountaintop. Each time the copter would hover close enough for the take, the downdraft from the copter wings would flatten her and they would have to re-shoot. Julie said she would wave at the copter to not get in quite so close but the technicians and the pilot would just wave back at her! And down she went. Time after time. She said it was exhausting to finally get that iconic twirly moment in the can.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/24/2012|
Suck it!!!!! Disney nazi crap piece of shit schmaltz!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/24/2012|
[R70] The cemetery scene and all other scenes not shot on location in Autria were shot at 20th Century-Fox studios in Hollywood, NOT Universal!!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/24/2012|
The cemetery scene was shot in Austria -- I've visited that cemetery.
The part where they go to the top of the cemetery and the nun unlocks the gates is staged, though, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/24/2012|
[quote]Julie Andrews said that when they filmed the opening scene, they had a helicopter that pulled back to get all the scenery. Julie said that when the helicopter took off for each take, the wind it created was so strong that it knocked Julie over.
For real? Had no idea that happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/24/2012|
R72 - I have visited the cemetery too, but it was recreated in the Hollywood soundstage.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/24/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/24/2012|
Thanks, [R74]. It's obviously a set, not an actual cemetary. The backdrop of the mountains in the background is too perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/24/2012|
r70: STILL not a Disney movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/24/2012|
Our tour guide told us that's how I know...They also said that they were quite impressed by the recreation.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/24/2012|
[r77]: in its repulsive spirit and reactionary sweetness it is!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/24/2012|
[quote]However, never underestimate the public's appetite for saccharine, sentimental crap.
Tommyrot, R37. Hollywood studios lost gigantic fortunes trying to duplicate the success of The Sound of Music with one saccharine, sentimental, crap-laden musical after another in the decade that followed.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/24/2012|
Peggy Wood was herself lip-syncing Marni Nixon ( who was also one of the nuns).
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/24/2012|
The interesting thing is this time the Nazis win
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/24/2012|
"Disney Nazi" troll, I know you're using "Disney" as an adjective to describe what you don't like about it, but I'm using as a noun, as in "Disney picture," which it was not. Though I'm sure Uncle Walt would have liked the money. Still, he ended up doing quite well with Julie's NEXT picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/24/2012|
You mean her previous picture, R83/ MARY POPPINS came out a year before THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/24/2012|
Here's a pic of the cemetery. This is not mine, but I visited it, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/24/2012|
Sorry, here's the link:
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/24/2012|
"A flibberty gibbet, a will-0-the-wisp, a CUNT!" Sister Berta!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/24/2012|
Maria was reportedly a glum, foul-tempered woman in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/24/2012|
She was fierce and stout and would bench press the Captain, three sets of twenty reps, each morning and pound him with a strap on. I gather he regretted the marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/24/2012|
Doesn't sound like the movie was anything like what really happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/24/2012|
So, once the Nais found out that the nuns had helped the Clapp Trapp family escape...what happened to the nuns? Shipped 'em off to Auschwitz I suppose..?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/24/2012|
The family fled in 1935. No nuns were involved in the actual departure.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/24/2012|
I know that, R92, but the Nazis never suspected any involvement on the part of the nuns? Weren't they caught hiding in a graveyard connected to the abbey? And, what about Uncle Max?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/24/2012|
Some of these themes are explored in 'Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS'.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/24/2012|
Last night's ABC broadcast included scenes previously always cut from network TV showings, such as the "Rex admirabilis..." sequence in the abbey at the beginning.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/24/2012|
They also restored the second half of Edelweiss when Liesl harmonizes with the Captain. Simply lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/24/2012|
The movie is in no way like the real story. The Nazis wanted to get rid of Capt von Trapp because he represented something they didn't want remembered. I wouldn't be surprised if the Nazis paid the family's fare out of Austria. And they didn't flee like in the movie. The got on a train (or was it a plane?) and went to Switzerland.
Also, at the time the movie came out, Germany was a divided country. Germany had a difficult time because people wanted to see the movie and the country didn't want it shown.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/24/2012|
They didn't go to Switzerland, R97. They went to Italy on a train then by boat to London and later to the USA. They did this in 1938 in response to the annexation of Austria by Germany that year. They did not have reason to flee in 1935, R92.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/25/2012|
[R81] Marni Nixon did not sing for Peggy Wood. Margery McKay sang for Peggy. Peggy in her day was quite an accomplished singer but by 1965, her pipes couldn't handle a tune like "Climb Ev'ry Mountain".
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/27/2012|
[quote]The Nazis wanted to get rid of Capt von Trapp because he represented something they didn't want remembered. I wouldn't be surprised if the Nazis paid the family's fare out of Austria.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/27/2012|
"Anal wipes, anal wipes, every morning I use you."
And some earlier poster thinks "roues" is "grueways".
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/06/2013|
There's not a peep out of NBC this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/06/2013|
They should hide in shame, r102.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/06/2013|
The reviews are hilarious. Best of all, the people leaving comments. It's a mix of sad pathetic Underwood fans, Republicans, and (mind you I normally avoid this term) fraus.
For example, one "SherBear" wrote this on the Washington Post's review:
[quote]I had never scene the Sound of Music before but I think the live production was wonderful. Perhaps the acting was not as good as professional broadway actors but it certainly was not terrible by any means. A good wholesome story line full of beautiful songs. Bah Humbug to all you Grinches!
Or, "Anny_J", who also shared her thoughts:
[quote]I absolutely loved it. It made me remember how great live TV was, it took me away from Facebook and Twitter and every other mundane, mindless "connection" point, it made me feel like a kid again. So what if the acting was a little flat. The production was fabulous in totality. They were ALL great and brave and bold. The singing was beautiful, the story is beautiful and it was the most enjoyable TV night I've had in years. Kudos to the producers, cast and crew. We need more of the simple pleasures like this.
I don't know which is worse: if they're making this up to save Carrie Underwood, or if they actually believe it!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/06/2013|
R101 Why did you feel the need to bump a year-old thread about the MOVIE when there were already several existing threads about the NBC live event?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/06/2013|
Because, we still love this movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/20/2014|
Yes, we do!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/22/2014|
I saw a rerun of this several days ago, and I enjoyed watching it.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/22/2014|
I saw the rerun, too. Surprisingly, I liked it a lot more this time. It follows the original broadway show better than the film does. This being said, I found flaws in all the principals' performances, but commend Carrie Underwood for a nice try. Audra, who sang beautifully, was just Audra in nun's drag. No attempt at any stature as Reverend Mother. The musical score and lyrics are still top-notch. R & H in top form.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/22/2014|
I don't have a black heart, but I do detest this sugary, angsty excuse of a musical. It's everywhere. What is it about? Bullying? Singing? ack, my ears!! Love? Mountains? What? I thought Hitler would show up. I went and watched Epoc Rap Battles of History instead, Much, much better.
But that Plummer papa...hate to admit it, but I'd totally fuck a man like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/22/2014|
We Bought A Zoo!
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