One of my all-time favorite movie is The Sound of Music (The Family Von Trapp). It was a movie that our mom used to always watch, and because of the countless times we’ve seen it, we grew to love it as well.
The Sound of Music was a 1965 movie by director Robert Wise. It is about a young woman named Maria who wishes to become a nun but is failing miserably. When a navy captain Georg Von Trapp asked the convent for a governess who could look after his seven children, Maria was sent for the job. Georg was always away from home and the children were always left only with their governess. The seven children were quite a handful and always resented those hired by their father to look after them. When Maria arrived, she was given the same treatment by the children. But not long after, each of the seven became attached to Maria because of her kindness and understanding. And soon, even the father was drawn towards Maria. They fell in love and was married. But after the happy events came their biggest problem. Austria at that time was about to be under the control of the Germany and Georg was being demanded to assume a position in the German Navy and fight against his own country. Being a diplomat, Georg refused to serve the Germans and so, the captain, Maria and the children left Austria. The movie ended on the family heading to the mountains of Switzerland on foot.
Aside from the very good singing in this musical, I really love the story and the cast. After so many years, I did not expect to see a picture of the whole cast still together. Wow!
And of course, who would forget the famous line from their song. *Singing* The hills are alive with the sound of music…. (Admit it, you sang that line. Haha!! ) Well, here’s the whole song. Enjoy!!
The Sound of Music lyrics
The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
that rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over
stones on its way
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray
I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I’ve heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I’ll sing once more