The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Drama, Musical
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Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. 
 
In Salzburg, Austria, Maria, played by Andrews, is studying to become a nun but is not sure if convent life is right for her. She is sent from her abbey to be the governess to seven children of a widower naval commander, Captain Georg Ritter von Trapp. Maria and the Captain immediately disagree on the way the children are treated; the Captain has been raising them according to the principles of military discipline, while Maria wants them to enjoy life as children while they can. 
 
The children, mischievous and initially hostile to Maria, eventually come to love her when she introduces them to the pleasures of music and singing. Once the Captain discovers this, he feels very remorseful for his rigidity. He apologizes to Maria for being so strict with the children, asks her to stay for a while, and seeks to enjoy living himself. One of the Captain's friends, Max Dettweiler, tries to convince the Captain to let the children perform in his concert. Maria finds herself falling in love with the captain, who is engaged to Elsa Schraeder, a very wealthy baroness. The Baroness becomes jealous of Maria and convinces her to leave during a grand party at the house, by exploiting Maria's inner conflict about becoming a nun and her discomfort at the Captain's obvious affection towards her. 
 
Although the Captain announces his intention to marry the Baroness Elsa, she does not have good rapport with the children. After a talk with the Mother Abbess, Maria decides to return to the Trapp family. Upon Maria's return, the Baroness realizes the Captain is in love with Maria and decides to leave for Vienna after the Captain himself makes it clear that he is not in love with her and that a marriage between them would not work. Afterwards, the Captain and Maria reveal their feelings for each other and finally wed.

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Amy is imagining the spaciousness of Desi's home. She guesses that the rooms are so spacious that she would be able to "hills are alive" twirl in them. (p. 329)

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Pushing Daisies:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
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After Olive quits, they show her running on a hillside similar to a scene from The Sound of Music.

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Death Has a Shadow

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The announcer mentions the Von Trapp Family Singers from The Sound of Music

Family Guy:
Season:  9  / Episode:  10 
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Peter and Brian watch the live action version of this movie

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  9 
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This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music
Peter has invited his boss, Mr. Weed, over for dinner. When Mr. Weed arrives, the Griffin kids line up to say goodnight, as they will not be joining them for dinner. It is a parody of 'The Sound of Music' when the children sing 'So Long, Farewell' before the dinner party.

Modern Family:
Season:  2  / Episode:  12 
Our Children, Ourselves

This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music
Mitchell tells his father that he "got around" in high school, and starts listing women's names in an attempt to prove his point. Since he didn't actually 'get around' in high school, he uses names from movies, listing Liesel and Greta - two of the VonTrapp sisters in the film 'The Sound of Music'.

Girls:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music

Mad Men:
Season:  4  / Episode:  13 
Tomorrowland

This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music
Don calls his secretary "Maria von Trapp" because she is so good with his kids.

Nurse Jackie:
Season:  2  / Episode:  2 
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This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music
Zoey tells Jackie that at one point she considered becoming a nun like in The Sound of Music.

American Dad!:
Season:  9  / Episode:  5 
Why Can't We Be Friends?

This Television Episode refers to The Sound of Music
Stan puts Snot in protective witness custody after the "shooting", giving him a new disguise that includes a blond wig. Snot asks Stan if he looks like Rolfe from The Sound of Music.

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