October 20, 2014
I remember when I was just a little girl and my Grandpa gave me a box of VCR movies. Among them included Annie, The King and I, Marry Poppins, My Fair Lady, and many more. While I enjoyed all of these, the best movie in that box was the Sound of Music. A movie that I’ve watched countless times as a child, and just as many during my years as a young a young adult.
The Sound of Music is about a practicing nun, Maria, who is always late to her morning prayer because she feels the need to sing while running through the hills. As this is not the proper behavior for future nuns, her abbess sends her to be a nanny for seven children because their mother had passed away. The children have had countless nannies before, and always managed to send their sitters packing rather quickly, but not Maria. Despite the countless evil jokes they play on her, she is able to see past that, help the children realize that it is love that they are looking for, and that their late mother is not the only one who is able to give it to them. Surprisingly, she is able to show the Captain what love is as well, and shows him how to once again love his children.
One of the best things about this movie is the fact that there are so many angles. One can focus on the abbey, and if they were trying to get rid of Maria, figuring out if the widowed captain loved Maria the whole time, what the deal is with the children, so many options. Therefore, every time I watched the movie, I noticed different details, and different scenes than the time before. Nevertheless, an aspect that you witness every time you watch the movie is the idea that love can come from anyone.
While there are many memorable scenes in The Sound of Music there are two that stand out the most. The first is when there was a lightning storm and despite the fact that the children had treated Maria extremely poorly, they still found their way to her...
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