The Sound of Music
This weeks film is a classic musical staring Julie Andrews, set just before the outbreak of World War 2 in Austria. A film shown every Easter in England, it has become something of tradition. It is loosely based on the story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from the Nazi advance into Austria. There is a sweetness and lightness throughout most of the film even though the subject matter is a little heavy. A young nun who becomes the Nanny of seven children slowly falls in love with their father. They eventually have to flee Austria into Switzerland, but not before doing an enormous amount of singing. The film features some excellent music and classic songs and Julie Andrews gives the film her unique lightness.
Another film I had avoided since childhood, this actually turned out to be surprisingly watchable, and nearly had me singing along.
Film Rating: 8/10