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The Sound of Music is on!


by Anonymousreply 11112/22/2014

Climb Every Mountain! OMG, I LOVE that song.

by Anonymousreply 112/23/2012


by Anonymousreply 212/23/2012

How is Rolfe's bulge in high-def?

by Anonymousreply 312/23/2012

Christopher Plummer calls it The Sound of Mucus

by Anonymousreply 412/23/2012

The hills are alive!

by Anonymousreply 512/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 612/23/2012

How do you solve a problem like gonorrhea?

by Anonymousreply 712/23/2012

This is one of my Favorite Things.

by Anonymousreply 812/23/2012

[quote]And grueways

Oh dear!!

by Anonymousreply 912/23/2012

I am 6 inches, going on 7 inches.

by Anonymousreply 1012/23/2012

For R6:

by Anonymousreply 1112/23/2012

My appreciation for gay Max increases with every passing year.

by Anonymousreply 1212/23/2012

I've never seen it. Am I the only one?

by Anonymousreply 1312/23/2012

I loathe that idiotic piece of Disney Nazi crap.

by Anonymousreply 1412/23/2012

...not a Disney film...

by Anonymousreply 1512/23/2012

r14 has never seen it yet thinks he is quite erudite and cute. He's really a snore.

by Anonymousreply 1612/23/2012

Love bitchy Eleanor Parker.

by Anonymousreply 1712/23/2012

"I would have brought my harmonica."

by Anonymousreply 1812/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1912/23/2012

Max is seeing dollar signs. The Baroness sees her doom.

by Anonymousreply 2012/23/2012

--You flatter me, Captain! --How clumsy of me...I meant to accuse you!

by Anonymousreply 2112/23/2012

More, R19!

by Anonymousreply 2212/23/2012

which channel?

by Anonymousreply 2312/23/2012


by Anonymousreply 2412/23/2012

Champagne, darling! I feel like - celebrating...

by Anonymousreply 2512/23/2012

Do the Nazis get them this time?

by Anonymousreply 2612/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2712/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2812/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2912/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3012/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3112/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3212/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3312/23/2012

Yes, R33, we know. Look at R9. There's been a thread about it here, numerous references, and there's a Youtube video.

by Anonymousreply 3412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3512/23/2012

For all my love for this movie, the kid who played Gretl was one of the worst child actors ever.

by Anonymousreply 3612/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3712/23/2012

Julie Andrews sucked in TSOM! They should have cast Miss Barbra Streisand as Maria.

by Anonymousreply 3812/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3912/23/2012

I used to have crushes on Kurt and Rolf as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 4012/23/2012

[quote]Anyone who doesn't love The Sound of Music has a black heart.


by Anonymousreply 4112/23/2012

I'm watching it for the first time since childhood. I never realized how HOT Christopher Plummer was in this.

by Anonymousreply 4212/23/2012

Really, r42? For me he's the spider on the Valentine.

by Anonymousreply 4312/23/2012

I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.

by Anonymousreply 4412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4512/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4612/23/2012

R39 Paper Mill? Great production. Jimmy Brennan the director did a great hob.

by Anonymousreply 4712/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4812/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4912/23/2012

The Von Trapp Family Dancers!!!

by Anonymousreply 5012/23/2012

I agree with R31. She's wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 5112/23/2012

The first time I saw TSOM as a little boy, I had a horrible crush on Frederick.

by Anonymousreply 5212/23/2012

[quote]I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.

What scene? My GAWD!

by Anonymousreply 5312/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5512/23/2012

That rape scene will be on the 5th Anniversary Criterion release.

by Anonymousreply 5612/23/2012

Sister Margaretta was a WHORE!!

by Anonymousreply 5712/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5812/23/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 5912/23/2012

[quote]I wish they would restore the deleted rape scene.

Haha, here's MAD TV's alternative endings to "The Sound of Music":

by Anonymousreply 6012/23/2012

I'm embarrassed by this movie. I find myself blushing during certain scenes.

by Anonymousreply 6112/23/2012

r61, yes it was considered pretty vulgar back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 6212/23/2012

"Maria, is there anyone I should go to, to ask permission to marry you?"

"Uh yeah, how about starting with ME?"

by Anonymousreply 6312/23/2012

The baroness sends her regrets....

by Anonymousreply 6412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6512/24/2012

So fucking I'm diabetic from this crap.

by Anonymousreply 6612/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6712/24/2012

Who was Peggy Wood lipsyching for?

by Anonymousreply 6812/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6912/24/2012

Suck it!!!!! Disney nazi crap piece of shit schmaltz!

by Anonymousreply 7012/24/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 7112/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 7212/24/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 7312/24/2012

R72 - I have visited the cemetery too, but it was recreated in the Hollywood soundstage.

by Anonymousreply 7412/24/2012

Thanks r74

by Anonymousreply 7512/24/2012

Thanks, [R74]. It's obviously a set, not an actual cemetary. The backdrop of the mountains in the background is too perfect.

by Anonymousreply 7612/24/2012

r70: STILL not a Disney movie.

by Anonymousreply 7712/24/2012

Our tour guide told us that's how I know...They also said that they were quite impressed by the recreation.

by Anonymousreply 7812/24/2012

[r77]: in its repulsive spirit and reactionary sweetness it is!

by Anonymousreply 7912/24/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 8012/24/2012

Peggy Wood was herself lip-syncing Marni Nixon ( who was also one of the nuns).

by Anonymousreply 8112/24/2012

The interesting thing is this time the Nazis win

by Anonymousreply 8212/24/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 8312/24/2012

You mean her previous picture, R83/ MARY POPPINS came out a year before THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

by Anonymousreply 8412/24/2012

Here's a pic of the cemetery. This is not mine, but I visited it, too.

by Anonymousreply 8512/24/2012

Sorry, here's the link:

by Anonymousreply 8612/24/2012

"A flibberty gibbet, a will-0-the-wisp, a CUNT!" Sister Berta!

by Anonymousreply 8712/24/2012

Maria was reportedly a glum, foul-tempered woman in real life.

by Anonymousreply 8812/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 8912/24/2012

Doesn't sound like the movie was anything like what really happened.

by Anonymousreply 9012/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9112/24/2012

The family fled in 1935. No nuns were involved in the actual departure.

by Anonymousreply 9212/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9312/24/2012

Some of these themes are explored in 'Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS'.

by Anonymousreply 9412/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9512/24/2012

They also restored the second half of Edelweiss when Liesl harmonizes with the Captain. Simply lovely.

by Anonymousreply 9612/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9712/24/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9812/24/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 9912/27/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 10012/27/2012

"Anal wipes, anal wipes, every morning I use you."

And some earlier poster thinks "roues" is "grueways".

by Anonymousreply 10112/05/2013

There's not a peep out of NBC this morning.

by Anonymousreply 10212/06/2013

They should hide in shame, r102.

by Anonymousreply 10312/06/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10412/06/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10512/06/2013

Because, we still love this movie!

by Anonymousreply 10612/20/2014

Yes, we do!

by Anonymousreply 10712/22/2014

I saw a rerun of this several days ago, and I enjoyed watching it.

by Anonymousreply 10812/22/2014

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 Anonymousreply 10912/22/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11012/22/2014

We Bought A Zoo!

by Anonymousreply 11112/22/2014
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