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The Sound Of Music

4

Here's a novelty: the chance to revisit Robert Wise's Salzburg schmaltzathon without a bunch of fancy-dressing saddoes sing-along-ing to every number. Okay, so there can't be many out there who remain unacquainted with Dame Julie Andrews' Anschluss adventures. Having been assaulted with the tacky travesty that was /How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, however, this limited re-release at least lets us remember this 1960s classic the way it was, before Andrew Lloyd Webber decided to debase its legacy. So what should you watch out for this time around? Well, there's the real Maria's cameo during 'I Have Confidence', the Tardis-style gazebo that's bigger on the inside and that pre-ripped Nazi flag. Then again, you could just sit back and wallow in one of Hollywood's all-time guiltiest pleasures...

 

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 26th 2007

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    • mplo42

      Sep 12th 2011, 16:50

      3

      The Sound of Music is another film that I've seen several times, including when it first came out, and enjoyed a great deal, but, being Jewish, I have very ambivalent feelings about the very story behind it, because it has a very funny twist to it, if one gets the drift. On the one hand, the very patriotic, nationalistic, jingoistic, decorated Captain von Trapp, who'd been working on behalf of the Nazis before he recognized what the Nazis stood for, were doing and what they were up to, and who finally took his family over the Alps to Switzerland to escape after falling in love with and marrying Maria, a new governess, who became a mother to his seven children and brought music back into the household, indicates a streak of decency in him. Yet, at the same time, the Swiss weren't so great, either. if one gets the drift.

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