I watched the Sound of Music again last night. I had forgotten how grumpily charming the Captain was and how the late 1930′s styles morphed with 1960′s styles for the costumes. But it is a beautiful film. After watching it, I want to go to Austria and dance in a gazebo.
I find the Baroness in the movie fascinating. She is beautiful and slightly scheming, but she is gracious in defeat. As I watch Eleanor Parker’s performance, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for her. She’s not right for the Captain, but we also know that she probably won’t find anyone better.
And yes, I thought Richard Armitage could play Captain Von Trapp. After The Hobbit, we know he can sing. Hmmm.