Film Review Essay: Sound of Music

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The Best Musical in the World “Do a deer a female deer, Re a drop of gold sun, Mi a name I call myself, Fa a long long way to run, So a needle pulling thread, La a note to follow So, Ti a drink with jam and bread, and that would bring us back to do, do, do, do.” The Sound of Music aired in the year 1965. It was set in Austria in the 1930’s. The movie is a biography, drama, family, musical, and a romance. There were three main actors in this film. The three were Julie Andrews (Maria), Christopher Plummer (Captain VonTrapp), and Eleanor Parker (The Baroness). The director was Robert Wise. Wise has directed other popular movies like West Side Story and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film won five Oscars, twelve awards, and had another eleven nominations. The Sound of Music has a four-star movie rating. The Sound of Music does a stupendous job of creating a cute love story mixed with a musical, has a very noticeable character development, is interesting and catchy, but it incorrectly portrays the true story behind the movie. The movie begins with Maria, a nun, living in an Austrian convent. Maria does not fit well into the nun life. She was sent to the VonTrapp’s to be a governess by her Mother Superior. When Maria arrives at the house, she finds the children to be very rude and unwelcoming. She finds the father as very strict and uptight. She then realizes that she needs to help this family come back together. After only a day the children begin to love Maria. Maria loves them to, but there is a problem. Maria found herself falling in love with Georg, who has engaged. Since Maria did not want to ruin Georg’s engagement she decided to go back to the convent. Maria eventually came back because the Captain’s fiancé left him and the children begged her to come back. Georg and Maria then married, and the family fled Austria because of the war. It ends with the family…...

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