There are great movies, plenty of them, but there are those particular films that puncture our hearts and makes us emotional just thinking about them. The Sound of Music is one of those movies for me.
I saw it for the first time last year in an Airbnb when I was bored and looking for a film to watch. That was when Disney+ was still relatively new so I was browsing its vast collection of movies and I came across The Sound of Music. I had vaguely heard of the movie but I had no idea what it was about or that it featured some of the most iconic songs created for any musical in history.
As I sat back on the couch under some covers watching the film I was instantly pierced by the magic of this movie from the film’s iconic opening number, “The Sound of Music” sung so beautifully by the legend Julie Andrews. It was that opening number that made me realize I was about to watch something truly special and sure enough the rest of the movie had me just as enthralled.
I smiled quite a lot and yes, I cried quite a lot too. And the final twenty minutes of the film filled me with so much anxiety that I felt like I was going to burst! After that initial viewing that utterly destroyed my emotions on a level most films can’t I went on to watch the film a subsequent four times and each viewing was as magical as the last. But I decided to take a break from the musical and I hadn’t watched it again…until last night.
SPOILERS AHEAD for The Sound of Music!
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The Sound of Music in the last month since I first watched it has become one of my favorite movies of all time. It literally makes me happy every time I watch it and a great contributor to my joy is the songs. After seeing it for a recent fifth time I’m glad to say I’m starting to learn the songs and each song makes me smile for one reason or another.
The Sound of Music is a different musical than most as it recycles many of its songs over and over again for different scenarios in a truly beautiful fashion. Despite the recycling of these songs, The Sound of Music ends up having eleven songs in all, all of which have their own power to them. Today, I wanted to share my ranking of these eleven songs and explain why I love each and every one of them so much. Enjoy!
11. “I Have Confidence”
Maria is a bit of a difficult person to get to know because she can be so truthful. Her time at the abbey has led her to believe she won’t do a great job being a governess so she must find the inner confidence to take on such a “difficult” task.
It’s a powerful buildup to the point where she is no longer afraid but ready to take on the challenge ahead and a great boost of gusto if you may need something to build your own confidence on any day (if you know the words to the song.) Continue reading Ranking the Songs in ‘The Sound of Music’
Okay. You know when you’ve heard of me but you don’t realize it’s actually really, really good until you sit down and watch it? Well, that was my experience with The Sound of Music.
For years, my life has been unknowingly permeated by this movie with its iconic songs playing occasionally on television in my presence but it wasn’t until I watched the movie until I realized why these songs are so iconic.
The Sound of Music is only the second Best-Picture winning musical that I’ve seen and boy did I have a blast watching it. An American in Paris is one of the best musicals that I’ve seen but honestly, I feel like this film is giving it a run for its money. Continue reading I Love ‘The Sound of Music’
Mary Poppins is another one of those Disney movies from my childhood that I knew (and loved) simply because I knew several of the songs from the film. However, I never actually watched Mary Poppins. In fact, my first introduction to Mary Poppins in a cinematic way was through Mary Poppins Returns which I found to be very boring. Pretty, but boring,
So, after having come away from Mary Poppins Returns with searing disappointment, I was determined to watch the original film one day. The film that garnered 13! nominations in 1964 and won five of them, including Julie Andrews’ Oscar win for bringing the lovable Mary Poppins to life.
As I watched the film yesterday morning I couldn’t keep a smile off of my face. It was nothing short of delightful. Continue reading Another Stroll Down Memory Lane Has Led Me to ‘Mary Poppins’