The Sound of Music (1965)

Out of the thousands of movies I’ve seen in my life, I have never once watched The Sound of Music, that is until the other day.

Although based on a true story during World War II and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, I couldn’t bring myself to fall in love with it. This was so long, and I didn’t like most of the songs sung by the adults and children. That may sound harsh, but people love this movie because of the music.

I’m not even trying to go against the grain here, just some performances come together for people, and some don’t. I did enjoy the breathtaking scenery and just couldn’t get over how young Plummer looked as The General.

Another Best Picture leaves me to wonder what the competition was in 1965 and if anything was better. Then again, I look at the list of 89 past winners, and except for a few, I never find myself agreeing with the academy.

The Sound of Music was probably the first of many movies that have graced the big screen in the last fifty years. This movie reminded me of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Book Thief. People enjoyed the simple things in life while the world around them crumbled. This family never did anything wrong; just when the time came to leave the only life they knew and become a part of something that wasn’t really them, they decided to make a break for it and suffer the consequences. 7/10

2 thoughts on “The Sound of Music (1965)

    1. Everyone can find something about the film they love. The songs definitely weren’t for me, but I can appreciate the historical significance of the story.

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