Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

The Sound of Music - my thoughts

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

The Sound of Music - my thoughts

Old 03-23-07, 04:47 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St. Albans, England (UK)
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Sound of Music - my thoughts

I can't beleive I just watched this for the first time!

Anyway I enjoyed it and was pleased I saw it, Julie Andrews is fantastic in it - I remembered many songs from when I was little, the delightful Do-Ray-Mi, Favourite Things, The Lonely Goatherd and of course the title song.
It has a better story than say, Singin' In The Rain but on paper it is more serious, in fact I would submit Sound of Music would work as a drama movie if the songs were taken out.
The element of plotline about how Julie Andrews's character changed the family for the better by being "unconventional" and showing her love of children seemed a bit like 1964's Mary Poppins, a childhood favourite of mine. There's a seemingly cold, uncaring father who doesn't "love" his children properly in both films as well.
Old 03-23-07, 05:45 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Kal-El's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 7,982
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Absolutely love it. Own the 5-star and the 40th anniversary release DVDs. It's my family's personal Family Movie.
Old 03-23-07, 07:31 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: MN -> TX -> SoCal
Posts: 1,592
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I saw this for the first time last year (I'm 24) and was amazed at how I already knew most of the songs? And I've noticed I get a lot more pop cultural references I wouldn't have before. Good stuff.
Old 03-23-07, 10:30 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Leandro/San Francisco
Posts: 7,422
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I remember I saw it for the first time when I was about 10. I loved it. It's always been one of my favorites.
I still want to visit Austria after seeing that film.
Old 03-24-07, 03:41 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St. Albans, England (UK)
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Brent_MN
I saw this for the first time last year (I'm 24) and was amazed at how I already knew most of the songs? And I've noticed I get a lot more pop cultural references I wouldn't have before. Good stuff.
I'm the same as you with the songs - I already knew some of them from when I was a lot younger, and in the UK there was a recent show called "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" in which a new lead was cast for Sound of Music
Old 03-24-07, 11:12 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,535
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just watched it a few weeks ago. One of my favorites.
Old 03-24-07, 11:27 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: MN -> TX -> SoCal
Posts: 1,592
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by grim_tales
I'm the same as you with the songs - I already knew some of them from when I was a lot younger, and in the UK there was a recent show called "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" in which a new lead was cast for Sound of Music
pics!!
Old 03-24-07, 12:30 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St. Albans, England (UK)
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You mean pics of the lead actress?

Here she is - Connie Fisher, winner of the show:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...h+Images&gbv=2
Old 03-24-07, 12:32 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St. Albans, England (UK)
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Brent_MN
I saw this for the first time last year (I'm 24) and was amazed at how I already knew most of the songs? And I've noticed I get a lot more pop cultural references I wouldn't have before. Good stuff.
What pop culture references were there?
Old 03-24-07, 03:32 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: MN -> TX -> SoCal
Posts: 1,592
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
yeah her, thanks for the link.

Pop culture references... like when someone in a tv show or another movie makes reference to the Von Trapps or something of that nature. Now I know who they are talking about. It's happened more than once while I was watching Gilmore Girls.
Old 03-24-07, 06:15 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 3,137
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


Old 03-25-07, 03:17 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Leandro/San Francisco
Posts: 7,422
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I can't make it out. Who signed it?
Old 03-25-07, 03:22 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 8,572
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by riley_dude
I can't make it out. Who signed it?
Julie Andrews.
Old 03-25-07, 05:17 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St. Albans, England (UK)
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Brent_MN
yeah her, thanks for the link.

Pop culture references... like when someone in a tv show or another movie makes reference to the Von Trapps or something of that nature. Now I know who they are talking about. It's happened more than once while I was watching Gilmore Girls.
Ahhh... I see, I thought you meant pop culture references in the actual movie, not ABOUT the movie.
Old 03-25-07, 10:54 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JimRochester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY. USA
Posts: 18,008
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm one of the guys around here that's old enough to have seen it at the theater when I was a kid. SoM and Mary Poppins came oiut in the same year and I was old enough to go to the movies but young enough to understand how someone can be in two movies at the same time. It's like trying to be in two places at the same time. Of course I was only 4 or 5 so give me break.

I still love the songs. Sometimes I'll throw in the DVD and just jump from song to song.
Old 03-26-07, 07:00 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,466
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What I love most is its subtlety. Nazis vs. Nuns and little children. I hardly know who to root for.
Old 03-26-07, 10:01 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Gator Nation
Posts: 6,338
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Not only that but the tension between the captain and maria was very well done.
Old 03-27-07, 08:11 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by adamblast
What I love most is its subtlety. Nazis vs. Nuns and little children. I hardly know who to root for.
I, frankly, was offended by the insensitive portrayal of the Nazis. Where is the sense of political balance in these G-rated flicks?

Anyhow, anyone else here in love with Liesl, portrayed by Charmain Carr? Hot, hot, hot.
Old 03-30-07, 10:49 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,466
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Actually, I remember having a fight with a neighbor kid about the movie when it first came out. I was probably eight. He and his family saw it, and he came back all pissed off because the movie had been cut.

According to him, Maria and the kids were sitting around singing "Do Re Mi" then suddenly they're riding bicycles, then suddenly they're climbing trees, then suddenly they're jumping up and down stairs, etc. I didn't have the vocabulary at that age to explain the concept of montage, so I just told him it was supposed to be that way, and he was retarded. He beat me up.
Old 01-02-11, 08:50 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,876
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Sound of Music - my thoughts

Watching this for the first time. I hate musicals but damn it if Rodgers & Hammerstein don't make catchy songs.
Old 01-02-11, 10:34 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,638
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Sound of Music - my thoughts

Originally Posted by grim_tales View Post
in fact I would submit Sound of Music would work as a drama movie if the songs were taken out.
Some of the non-musical Nazi scenes look like something out of big WWII film like Guns Of Navarone or Where Eagles Dare.
Another film I feel the same way about is Disney's Miracle Of The White Stallions. Pretty tame for the kiddies, but a lot of the scenes look like big serious war film.
Old 01-02-11, 10:35 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,750
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: The Sound of Music - my thoughts

Your thread bump coincides with the recent death of the eldest Von Trapp child, Agathe Von Trapp (Liesl in the film), at the age of 97. The obit was in the paper on Friday, I think.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.