Wednesday, April 29, 2015
"The Sound of Music" on the Big Screen
My Girl Scout Troop rented a bus and we drove down to Philadelphia for the show. I remember I sat with Karen Kardos on the bus (how in the world did I remember that, except she was my best friend in 5th grade, so. . . it's all coming back to me). Mrs. Kardos was our Girl Scout Leader and my Mom was the Assistant Leader.
I also remember I felt sick and threw up--from nerves--before we left--very early in the morning. Why we had to leave very early in the morning, I don't know. Maybe we saw a special matinee of some sort.
I had no idea what the movie was about, but I fell in love with it from the first zoom of the camera over the Alps of Austria. The cinematography was so lovely. But, I wondered, is this a documentary of Europe or something?
Then, out of nowhere, this woman appears on a green meadow mountain and sings with the voice of an angel about the sound of music. I love music. I played the piano and loved to sing, though I hadn't found my voice yet. That was another year or so. Julie Andrews inspired me for a lifetime.
Then, when the nuns started singing, I thought, oh, THIS is why we're here. It's a story about nuns! Of course, we have to see a movie about nuns. We're Catholic!
But, we all know, it was so much more.
I've already posted about my love affair with "The Sound of Music" and how much it means to me. You can read all about it HERE.
After the movie, in 1965, I couldn't stop singing those songs--forever! I got the album for Christmas or my birthday and played it threadbare. I got the song booklet and learned how to play all the songs. I never dreamed of saying I saw anything 50 years ago. Or even 40 years ago. But, here it is.
I was disappointed that none of my kids could go with me to see it last week. Hopefully they'll read my blog someday.
Thanks for reading!