Wednesday, May 19, 2010
THE SOUND OF MUSIC!!!
I am a die-hard fan of The Sound of Music. I saw the movie back in the Betamax days. Ok, you can stop laughing now.
Ever since my dad popped that tape into the player, me and my brothers got hooked into the movie. Watching the movie run for more than 2 hours was really a fun treat for us.
And now that I grew up, I even enjoyed watching the scenes where the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, wearing what seems to be episcopal gloves, giving her blessing to the entire Nonnburg Abbey community.
Here is a screenshot:
The wedding scene is really a liturgical eye candy! I did not appreciate it when I was a kid. But now that I am older and a traddie...
And here are interesting photos from the Von Trapp children of the movie. Thanks to Charmian Carr, who played Liesl in the classic movie for the photos. These appeared in her website, www.charmiancarr.com
Here they are on the exact same location where they filmed the scene "Do-Re-Mi"
And here is their autographed group shot:
Here is Charmian Carr talking to the present and real Mother Abbess of Nonnburg Abbey. She made the nostalgic trip back to Salzburg, Austria on the 40th Anniversary of the movie.
Do visit her website: www.charmiancarr.com
And here is a rare interview with "Maria and the children" 40 years after in Good Morning America.