Review of The Sound of Music (1965)

Moving picture, 174 minutes

Seen in 2013.

The addition of a plot to Mary Poppins (1964) is a good thing. I especially like the idea of bringing in the Nazis for the last hour’s denouement, to add a touch of gravity to the situation after a refreshingly sane conclusion to the romantic triangle drama. However, these Nazis are hilariously evil and stupid. The transformation of Rolfe-with-an-E is particularly amusing: The new doctrine makes the poor boy asexual.

References here: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), “Johanne” (2017).

moving picture fiction