the sound of music

A Critque on Things Cut from “The Sound of Music” film.

mv5bodixnjhkyjetyzuymi00ytnjlwe1yjktnjayy2i2mwnknmnml2ltywdll2ltywdlxkeyxkfqcgdeqxvymtqxnzmzndi-_v1_sx9999So, I adore The Sound of Music. I grew up on it. When I was three, I used to ride around my house on my tricycle yelling “They’re gone!” like the soldier did at the end of the festival scene when the Von Trapps escaped to the convent. I know most of the words to all of the songs by heart. So, I really adore the film. That being said, some… interesting changes were made when adapting the stage musical into the film. For some reason, the whole thing was made about an hour longer than it was on stage. Several songs were added to the film and a number were taken away. Herein lies my problem with the movie: two of the cut songs were integral to the plotline of the story and ridding the film of them damages the subplot of Captain Von Trapp and Baroness Elsa Schräder’s failed romance.  (more…)