Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Sound of Music

I realize this might come as a bit of a shock, but up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never seen all of The Sound of Music. I'd seen bits and pieces in passing over the years, but I hadn't ever sat down and watched the whole movie. The crazy thing is, it's one of my mother's favorite movies, but she's not exactly the type to sit down and watch a movie that she's already seen once, so it's not too surprising that it was never on in our house.
We finally sat down over the holidays and watched it (my mom included) , and I think we've found a new family favorite. We've been singing the songs ever since (we gave my husband a grand performance while he was trapped in the car with us the other day) and we were tickled to hear "The Lonely Goatherd" sampled in Gwen Stefani's latest single. I can see it being even more fun to watch once you know all of the songs.
Bee is keen to learn some of the songs on the piano. We got my sister-in-law the piano book last year when they bought a piano because she's a huge fan of the movie, so maybe we can borrow hers.
Any other Sound of Music fans out there?


Chelee said...

I too just saw it about 6 months ago. Isn't it a wonderful movie?! My daughter just got the new Gwen Stefani album and I kept saying it had a sample from the sound of music but no one believed me. Cool someone else heard it too.

Steph said...

I love that movie! It's been on our I was in the play version in high school, did double duty as a maid and the lady at the festival (the one that wouldn't stop bowing ;) )

Cheryl said...

Chelee - It is a great movie. I guess it's a favorite of Gwen's too!

Steph - How cool that you were in the play, the bowing lady was hilarious!

Debbie said...

I absolutely love that movie! I know most of the songs by heart. My husband doesn't enjoy watching it with me because I can't stop myself from singing along!

We did The Sound of Music as a ballet recital when I was a kid.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on hem...sorry. ;)

Cheryl said...

Wow, that's two of you that were in live performances of the story!
My husband's not really into the sing-a-long aspect of it either. :(

paula said...

One of my favourites! Wait until you get a chance to take the kids to the Sound of Music Sing-along ... Mum and I were dressed as nuns and Patrick went in lederhosen! Too funny! One of the best costumes was the brown paper package tied up with string. They played the movie and did subtitles during the songs so everyone in the audience could sing along. It was great!

Cheryl said...

Paula - That sounds like so much fun!
One of us got a whistle in a Christmas cracker and today the kids were taking turns blowing it and marching like the children do when Maria first arrives. I think I might have to work on that one!

Searching For a Meaning said...

The Sound of Music is my all time favourite and will quite happily sing along to most of the songs by memory.

I first saw the movie in the 1960's and always make a point in watching it.

Delighted that all the family enjoyed it too.