Tuesday, June 8, 2010

True Story Tuesday - The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Crying

I love The Sound of Music. From the first notes of the opening credits, I was hooked. My reverie was shattered during my first viewing, though, when my dad nonchalantly came in the room as the von Trapps were hiding from the Nazis in the abbey. "You know they get caught and sent to a concentration camp, right?" he asked innocently. Agog and aghast, I turned to him with tears in my eyes, "Really?!" I asked hoping I'd misheard. "Yep," he answered. "And Gretl doesn't make it out." I could hardly stand to watch the rest of the film. I was heartbroken and devastated.

I breathed a hefty sigh of relief as the family traipsed across the Alps in the closing scenes; however, I don't think I've seen the movie since where I haven't had a skipped heartbeat and baited breath watching Captain von Trapp face off with Rolfe and plead for their safety. "This is it. This is the time they get caught," I subconsciously say to myself. I am pleased to announce, though, that in 27 viewings of the classic, they've reached freedom each and every time. Thanks a lot, Dad.

8 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Love love love The Sound of Music. I used to watch it when I was home sick as a kid. Over and over all day long. It is my favorite!

Heather said...

My sister and I watched The Sound of Music so often growing up. We loved it. I can't believe your dad said that! Eeeeek!

Belle on Heels said...

my dad used to watch bambi before he went hunting. needless to say, i have never been able to watch that movie.

Anonymous said...

where the crap are the vacation pictures

DSS said...

I love this movie :) I too secretly yell (go, go, faster) inside my head every single time...

Samma said...

My favorite movie! Captain Von Trapp is the ultimate standard of handsome in my book.

Candy said...

I love the film too! You're right though, it is a sad story. When I was in Vienna a few years back I saw all the places where they filmed- very cool!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Favorite.movie.ever. It's my "everything" movie. Having a bad day? Watch The Sound of Music. Having a great day? Watch The Sound of Music. And I'm with Samma, Captain Von Trapp is the ultimate handsome man--a Navy captain, father of all those children, he can sing, he can dance--oh me, I love him.

PS. The movie is actually in my DVD player at home, right now. Ha!