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PostSubject: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:34 pm

The hills came alive! Today is the 44th Anniversary of The Sound of Music.

I love that movie! And I think tonight would be the perfect time to watch it, even though I always watch it around Christmastime.

"The hiiiills are aliiiiiiiiive with the sound of muuuuuuusiiiiiiic......"

Edited because it was very gently brought to my attention that this is a few years past the 40th anniversary of Sound of Music. Oops!


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:11 pm

You know, I didn't realize so many great things happened the year I was born! OhMy Sesame Street, Sound of music...

...then there's that little thing that happened on the moon... Whistle


My son's band just played The Sound of Music yesterday for his band concert---I loved it!! Applause


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:06 pm

Well, I was mistaken on which anniversary it was - but it was still a good year for you to be born, Amy.
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:10 pm

Oh, for pity sake. It turns out it isn't even the anniversary today. I'm going to just hush now before I give out any more false information.
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:31 pm

laugh3 Savannah! You really made me laugh!

Well since when do the hills need an excuse to come alive & sing? dancegirl lol



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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:53 pm

This is my favorite musical. I meet the von Trapp children a few years ago when they came to Yankee Candle in South Deerfield to perform. They sang some of the songs from The Sound of Music and some from their new Christmas CD, which I love.


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:05 pm

This was one of my mom's very favorite movies. I have her copy of it. I'll have to pull it out again soon and watch it. I enjoy it as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:15 pm

Well I'm glad you all like it, too - even though it isn't the 40th anniversary . . . . . or the 44th anniversary . . . . or the anniversary at all today. I'm SO checking Wikipedia before I post something like this again.
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:36 pm

Laughing Well Savannah, at least it gave us all the opportunity to discuss an amazing movie.


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:42 pm

Savannah wrote:
Well, I was mistaken on which anniversary it was - but it was still a good year for you to be born, Amy.

laugh3 True enough! Wink

Savannah wrote:
Oh, for pity sake. It turns out it isn't even the anniversary today. I'm going to just hush now before I give out any more false information.

ROTFL Savannah!! You are a riot!! Laughing

Carol wrote:
laugh3 Savannah! You really made me laugh!

Well since when do the hills need an excuse to come alive & sing? dancegirl lol

That's right!! Thumbsup

bethandmanly wrote:
This is my favorite musical. I meet the von Trapp children a few years ago when they came to Yankee Candle in South Deerfield to perform. They sang some of the songs from The Sound of Music and some from their new Christmas CD, which I love.

Wow, Cheryl, what an honor!! I would LOVE to meet them! That must have been quite the experience, to even hear them sing!! Applause

pamh36 wrote:
This was one of my mom's very favorite movies. I have her copy of it. I'll have to pull it out again soon and watch it. I enjoy it as well.


Aw, Pam, that is so special. I think with all this Sound of Music talk, I need to throw in my dvd too! yes

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Laughing Well Savannah, at least it gave us all the opportunity to discuss an amazing movie.


Indeed! dancegirl It's all good! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:40 pm

I love that movie!! So, now you got me wondering....when is the anniversary? I mean, if its not today??? lol!

Thanks. Now I have Do Re Me stuck in my head!!! Whistle





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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:30 pm

I have never seen this movie. Does Dean Martin star in it?


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:53 pm

Farmer Girl wrote:
I love that movie!! So, now you got me wondering....when is the anniversary? I mean, if its not today??? lol!

March 2, 1965.


Susie wrote:
I have never seen this movie. Does Dean Martin star in it?


No, it's starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It's a wonderful movie! If you get a chance to watch it sometime, do!
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:03 am

I'll have to keep that in mind. Sounds like a great movie.


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:35 am

Susie!! You HAVE to rent Sound of Music!! It's a CLASSIC!! You will love it. I don't know how you escaped it, LOL-----it was one of the shows , like Wizard of Oz, that they used to play annually on TV. Smile Those were the times that we would get our sleeping bags out and pile into the living room with a popcorn party. Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz (and Jesus of Nazareth) were all big yearly events in our house. Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:41 pm

I've never seen The Wizard of Oz!!!! I don't know why because it's on every year. There's just something that makes me NOT want to watch it. I don't know what! Maybe this year! yesss




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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:47 pm

Ah, if we all lived closer, I'd host a classic movie night, and we could watch some of these movies together. Popcorn, good movies, dear friends.....Sounds like a lot of fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:07 pm

carolineingalls wrote:
I've never seen The Wizard of Oz!!!! I don't know why because it's on every year. There's just something that makes me NOT want to watch it. I don't know what! Maybe this year! yesss

I watched it Sunday night......brought back memories of rushing home from church to see it........Sorry, Tinman, that's as close as I could get...lol



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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:11 pm

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Ah, if we all lived closer, I'd host a classic movie night, and we could watch some of these movies together. Popcorn, good movies, dear friends.....Sounds like a lot of fun.

showpop It sure would be fun! showpop


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:13 pm

carolineingalls wrote:
I've never seen The Wizard of Oz!!!! I don't know why because it's on every year. There's just something that makes me NOT want to watch it. I don't know what! Maybe this year! yesss

I was too young when I originally watched it (that happens a lot when you have older siblings!), and I would get pretty freaked out, but as I got older I loved it SOOOOO much!! I hope this is the year for you Maureen! You won't regreat it!! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:49 pm

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Savannah wrote:
Ah, if we all lived closer, I'd host a classic movie night, and we could watch some of these movies together. Popcorn, good movies, dear friends.....Sounds like a lot of fun.

showpop It sure would be fun! showpop

That would be soooo awesome!! Movie Popcorn wootwoot


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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:38 pm

Hey do you guys know that the real Maria appeared in the movie? It's during the scene when Maria was leaving the convent house to head over to the Von Trapp's house, she was singing "I'm in Confidence" song where she was right under the archway thingy, all the way in the back, you will see the real Maria with her daughter and granddaughter walking by. I read it somewhere that said during the filming, the Von Trapp family stopped by and the director Robert Wise offered that part to Maria. Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:46 pm

I'll be darned. I didn't know that, Lily. Very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:35 pm

Here's a list of mistakes from The Sound of Music. I found these on moviemistakes.com.:

In the scene where Captain von Trapp takes a Nazi flag and tears it in two pieces you can see him searching for the correct place to tear. If you look closely you will see that a small incision has been made already so it tears more easily.

In the scene in which Maria and the children are in a carriage singing Do-Re-Mi around Salzburg, at one point (when she is sitting facing the kids) she passes a shop that is painted in a very distinct color and with a distinct sign (it begins with an F: Frachts?), and a few seconds later, as she turns around to sit forward in the carriage, they pass the same store.

When Gretl runs up to Uncle Max saying, "Can we really keep the puppet show, Uncle Max?", you can see Marta in the background begin her cue too soon as she starts to run up to Uncle Max in the middle of Gretl's line, but quickly stops herself. Then after Gretl finishes her line, Marta carries on and runs up to Uncle Max with the rest of the children and says her line.

Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich) was not a natural blond. The first scene to be shot involving him was the "My Favourite Things" scene and you can see that his hair is pale auburn. After this scene was shot, the directors thought that he would look better if his hair were lighter, so they applied an early form of bleaching agent to his hair. In scenes which were shot after this (notably the children's first entrance to meet Maria which occurs before the "Favourite Things" scene) his hair is very, VERY blond, almost white. In fact, if you scrutinise his hair closely throughout the film, it is a different colour in practically every scene, depending on when the scene was shot and how much of the bleaching agent had been applied.

During the bedroom storm scene singing "My Favorite Things", you can see Marta sitting next to Frauline Maria and she gets wrapped up in the moment of Maria singing and mouthes "...feel so bad" and she's not supposed to be singing.

Part way through the "Do-Re-Mi" sequence, when Maria and the children are walking down the steps overlooking Salzburg, the sun changes direction. At first it's behind them, so their faces are in the shade. Then suddenly the light is in front of them, and their shadows have changed direction too.

Christopher Plummer throws down the drape the kids used for clothing on the ground. Then he walks away and there's a clear shot of the ground and the drape has vanished.

Just before the Captain is about to sing Eidelweiss to the children, Max, Maria and the Baroness, the Baroness says to Max "Well why didn't you tell me, I could have brought along my harmonica." She has a glass of champagne in her hand and is about to take a sip but the camera cuts back to the Captain starting to sing and the glass is back resting in her hand.

During the Folk Festival, near the end of Do-Re-Mi, while they are singing the "with jams" Gretel is in the front row with Kurt directly behind her, but when it zooms out, Kurt is further along and Gretel is between Louisa and Kurt.

When the Von Trapp family is hiding in the Abbey to avoid the Nazis, they are hiding behind some headstones. In reality, these headstones are flush against the wall and no one would be able to fit behind them.

After "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" a nun is shown walking Maria to Mother Abess's office. She says, "You may go in now, Maria", places her hand on Maria's shoulder, and then walks away. In the next shot that's viewing them from inside the office, the nun is seen repeating the same action.

In the scene right before "Edelweiss", the Captain is asked by the children and Maria to play something on the guitar. The Captain is holding a glass in his right hand and then proceeds to raise his left hand in a negative gesture. The shot changes, and the glass is now in his left hand- with his right hand raised to gesture.

After the boat overturns on the lake, and Maria is standing on the terrace arguing with the Captain, her wet hair style changes several times.

During "Do-Re-Mi" Maria's hair is blowing in the wind in the long shots but is perfectly combed in the closeups.

During the song "The Lonely Goatherd," Maria sings, "Men drinking beer with the foam afloat," Gretl blows foam from the cups into Maria's face, and she coughs. You can see that Julie Andrew's mouth is not at all in sync with the coughing on the recording.

When the Captain is asked to allow the children to sing in the festival by Max, he protests. He crosses to a table and says "Max." and picks up a glass. The shot changes, he says "My children do not sing in public", and there is now a bottle in his hand.

In the scene right before the song "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", sung by Liesl and Maria, Liesl looks down and says a line ending with "...and he stops loving you." and then looks up. The shot from behind shows her looking up again.

When the children are singing for the Baroness, the Captain joins them and enters the room. In this wide shot, we see Liesl only begin to put down the guitar. In the close up shot of the children, however, the guitar is almost all the way down.

Maria goes to see Mother Abbess after they sing the song, when Maria enters the room the chair is at the end of the desk, but when Mother Abbess tells her to sit, it is clearly in the middle.

At the party Captain von Trapp puts on for the baroness, there is a scene where the guests are being greeted by Captain von Trapp and the Baroness inside the doorway of the house. When Heir Zeller is greeted and he looks ahead you can see a lady with brown hair in a pale blue dress being greeted in the background and then looking over her left shoulder. It then cuts to a scene where Heir Zeller has moved further into the house away from Captain von Trapp and the Baroness, and you can see she is greeted a second time and again looks over her left shoulder.

At the end of the Do-Re-Mi number, as Maria and the children are going up the stairs at the end of the song, Kurt still has his mouth open, even though the song has finished.

When Maria leaves the Abbey to go to the Von Trapps, she walks for a ways, then takes what appears to be a rather long bus ride. This shows a fair amount of distance between the Von Trapps' house and the Abbey. Yet, when Maria snuck out to return to the Abbey during the party, it was night, and she had no ride waiting. Later, after the Captain tells the children he will marry the Baroness, they walk to and from the Abbey in an unsuccessful attempt to see Maria, and in an apparently short amount of time. From the initial bus ride, the Abbey was simply too far away for those walks to be believable.

In the Do-Re-Mi scene, when the children and Maria are running back and forth on the steps at the very end of the scene, when it is about to end, Kurt doesn't reach the top step, and after the song has ended, you see him stepping up to join everyone else.

In the first scene where Maria is singing "The Sound of Music" there are two different camera shots; in the long shot the grass is a yellowy colour and in the close up the grass is suddenly green. (This has been fixed on the 40th anniversary DVD.)

After Liesel comes into Maria's room and Maria goes to look out the window, you can see the top of the ladder Liesel climbed up. In the next shot the ladder is gone.

The von Trapp family's eating habits do not match the time and place. E.g. they cut up all of the meat on the plate into bitesize pieces, then put down the knife, take the fork in the right hand and continue eating with only the fork. This would not have happened in an Austrian family of their rank at that time in history.
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PostSubject: Re: Forty-FOUR years ago today....   Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:28 pm

Those are very interesting, Rob! But you know what I find much more entertaining about that post? You've branched out from "fifing" strictly for spelling and grammar errors. You just fifed The Sound of Music! Multiple times!
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