Yesterday I watched for the first time “The Sound of Music”. I really don´t understand that phenomena, that this reeeeeeally famous and well-known movie that is set in Austria is very much unknown here in Austria. I just learned about this movie through american movies or tv shows, and I didn´t even know for a long time that it takes place in Salzburg, which is very sad. A few days ago in a lecture at university we came to speak about this movie (it was a Cultural Studies lecture from the english department) and the professor was like ” I don´t have to tell you the story…you all know it….nooo wait you guys don´t know it, your from Austria”. And that reminded me of this movie who was on my “to-watch-list” for a while, so a friend of mine lend it to me and I watched it!
So what did I think about the movie? I actually liked it. I mean, not that I expected not to like it, but I don´t know..I am always a bit afraid that I don´t like older movies, because they are too old (does that make sense?). But it was a real surprise! I watched it with my mom together and she wanted to see it in german (the synchronization was terrible xD) and yeah…the songs were also in german and so it kind of did´t feel like the ultimate Sound of Music experience. But I am going to watch it in english too!! The story was really nice and very very funny at times! The Captain was hilarious at first, when he would whistle for his kids to introduce themselves…it was great! Or the scene where he comes back with the baroness and the kids are hanging in the trees..so much for discipline 😀
That was also a great scene!
I can´t say that much about the songs..the german versions were´t that good! But “Do Re Mi” for example had a pretty great “translation” and was very nice, and also that song during the thunder storm..that was also a cute scene!! The second part of the movie was sometimes a bit boring, and the end was too fast. I mean the movie is long, really long..but I don´t know, the mood kind of changed from happy singing to flight too fast. But all in all I rally enjoyed it! And another nice thing is, that they show much of Salzburg 🙂 does anyone know if they made the movie actually in Salzburg or was it just a set?
I am happy that I erased that lack of education 😛 and I am going to watch it again sometime! Maybe I can spread the news a bit, that there is a great movie set in Austria out there! I am sure YOU have seen it..did you like it? Tell me!