Nope, Gretel isn’t my real name. Yet, at age 3, I convinced my entire family to call me by that name because I was such a fan
of the movie. I watched the movie so many times when I was little I practically do a monologue of some of the scenes.
Now, of course, I don’t watch it as often, but when I do it’s always a joy! The songs are so much fun to listen to, partly because
of nostalgia; and partly because I get to sing along when I want to.
What makes Sound of Music of appealing? Celebrities like Christina Aguilera are quite vocal about it being a big part of their
childhood. And I’m sure, like me, there millions who never get tired of hearing these inspiring words:
“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.”
This, I think, is one of the reasons why I love The Sound of Music so much- it never fails to inspire.
Here are more inspiring quotes from the movie:
“Climb every mountain. Ford every stream. Follow every rainbow. Till you find your dream.”
“I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain, I have confidence that spring will come again.”
“To find out what is the will of God, and to do it wholeheartedly.”
“These walls were not meant to shut out problems…”
I’m sure there are a lot more.
*What makes this movie so great is that in spite of it not being a heavy drama, you get a lot from it. You get romance, action,
music (musical score, songs) , beautiful cinematography, and humor.
* It’s just the right amount of “inspiration”that can change a bad mood to a good mood and lift your spirits, but not so much
that you end up living in fairytale land.
* It’s not tiring to watch, in fact, every time I watch it, it still entertains.
Congratulations Robert Wise, you have created a masterpiece!
ON THE SIDE: Let’s not forget about fashion:
Who could forget Liesl’s dress during that night at the gazebo? My cousins and I have been buying formal wear with similar designs. It’s just
so “princess-y” and ladylike.
Baroness Elsa’s evening gown is quite stunning as well!