Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual, "Officially as we all know it is a story about provincial, honest, democratic Austrians..that is to say at the political level, resisting the Nazi Occupation in 1938. But,l ook at the movie..closely, look at its texture..honest fascists resisting decadent cosmopolitan Jewish takeover..incidentally..this is at least one of the reasons why this movie was so extremely popular.
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 in a campy NYE afternoon sing-a-long at TIFF, hoping the glee of indulging in a sanctioned guilty pleasure would override the saccharine silliness, only to find myself taken in by a genuine (if over-the-top) cinematic achievement. Solid 3-star Hollywood heavyweight with a 4th for the gorgeous production. Well, and the nostalgia. Condolences to anyone too cool to be charmed by Bil Baird's puppetry.
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Easily the better film over Mary Poppins, animation advances aside. The songs, the romance, it has it all. Too many classic moments to list. The title tune, something good, and eidelweiss are permanently engrained in my memory. Top 5 musical. Check out Andrews in Darling Lilli for a complete 180.