One of the best musicals the history of film has ever offered. It is not another movie with catchy songs. Is a cheerful and funny film that makes the viewer have a strong observation of the role of the war and ideology, but also focus on the joy and happiness of the daily life.
OK, I admit it, Wise's endearing crowd-pleaser is a really well crafted piece of cinema and I can't really criticise it at any technical level. Yeah, it's characters are a little flimsy and it's running time stretches for too long (due mainly to song repetition) but seeing such a innocent approach to the threat of Nazism was fresh (and unexpected). Flibbertijibbet!
7/10 cercando di essere obiettivo, ma non ho capito se mi sia piaciuto. Alterna un comparto tecnico impressionante, spettacolare e ogni tanto diciamo pure BELLO a situazioni di artificiosa, confezionata e imbarazzante infantilità gioiosa ruspante. La canzoncina coi bambini che imparano le note musicali mi ha gettato nello sconforto più assoluto.
Adapté d'une célèbre comédie musicale "La Famille Trapp" le film fut un succès phénoménal dès sa sortie américaine (cinq oscars) et reste un des incontournables piliers cinématographiques systématiquement programmé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, à l'époque de la Nativité. Kitsch à souhait. Les inconditionnels adorerons ! www.cinefiches.com
CLASSIC and SPLENDID musical filled with songs that will charm your heart and dances that will make you fall in love with each character. This movie to me is a timeless piece of cinema and also a really entertaining watch, perfect movie to watch with your children. Yes, it gets corny at times and yes it gets really long but besides those two I don't see anything else detrimental to the film.
Is this the greatest musical of all time? Don't ask such silly questions. If you don't like this film, then either you don't love musicals, or you didn't see it as a child. The film is notable in that the scene with 'Climb Every Mountain' was cut out in many countries, because of the moral implications. I went to 'Sing along with The Sound of Music', and I dressed as a nun. So, yeah, I kinda like this film a lot.
Re-watched recently at a campy NYE afternoon sing-a-long screening at TIFF, hoping the glee of indulging in a sanctioned guilty pleasure would override the saccharine silliness, and instead found myself deep in a legit (if over-the-top) cinematic achievement. Solid 3-star Hollywood heavyweight with a 4th for the lush production. And the nostalgia ;) Condolences to anyone too cool to be charmed by Bil Baird's puppetry