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 can 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 whenever 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…”
A MASTERPIECE: What makes it so great?
Congratulations Robert Wise, you have created a masterpiece!
*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 fairy tale land.
* Despite how many times I’ve watched this move, it never gets boring. In fact, every time I watch it, it still entertains and moves.
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!
It makes you want to go there, doesn’t it? The scenes in the movie are so picturesque, it makes you
want to jump in a plain and go to Austria.
So if you, for some reason, need to lift your spirits. Watched the Sound of Music. It won’t solve your problems, but it will certainly give you a head start by giving your mood a boost 🙂