At the ripe old age of 33, I have FINALLY seen The Sound of Music.
All of these years, not really liking musicals, I’ve avoided The Sound of Music like the plague. It’s been on TV zillions of times, but I never bothered watching it.
You guys! I had no idea what I was missing!
The Sound of Music is now one of my FAVORITE movies and I’m totally kicking myself for waiting all these years to see it!
I’ll admit that the first, oh, half hour, I kept thinking, “There sure is a LOT of singing.” Which yes, thankyouverymuch, I realize that there’s lots of singing in musicals. Duh. It just seemed like it was a little cheesy. I nearly turned the movie off.
But then! Then! Then I kinda fell in love with the dreamy Captain. I’d heard he was kinda dreamy, but really? I didn’t believe it. I loved how Maria was able to break through his crusty exterior and then he softened and became so dreamy!
And then I wanted to punch out that bitchy Baroness. From the very beginning, I could tell she was Trouble! With a capital “T”! Then I was rooting for Maria to leave the nunnery (or whatever it was called) and be with Capt. von Trapp so he wouldn’t marry that awful Baroness!
And that Rolf, the telegram boy? I just knew he was a bad guy! Liesl just HAD to stay away from him.
The drama! I had no idea there was an actual storyline in the movie with the escape from the Third Reich! Ooh, it made me so nervous when they got caught trying to get away under the cover of darkness, pushing the car, and seeing that evil Hitler-loving butler watching from the window! And then when they were hiding in the Abbey after the singing festival! So much drama!
Eventually, the music grew on me, too. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d heard the song “Edelweiss” before, but I had NO IDEA it was from The Sound of Music! And “My Favorite Things?” Didn’t know that song had come from the movie. *shrugs shoulders*
So now it’s my mission to see movies (and TV shows) that I’ve previously snubbed. I’ve apparently been missing out on CULTURE.
On my list:
2. Gone With the Wind (from start to finish…not just bits and pieces)
….What else am I missing?! I know there’s so much I haven’t seen. (Especially movies released since Carson was born. I’ve only been to the theatre three times since he was born. And one of those times was for that wretched movie Mamma Mia. GAG-O-RAMA.)
Add to my list!