I got back from the city tonight in time to see Diane Sawyer and Julie Andrews talk about behind the scenes at the Sound of Music.
They are blowing wide the story, telling of how Grace Kelly and Doris Day were up for the role of Maria, Mia Farrow auditioning for the role of Liesel,the giggles in the gazebo scenes between Maria and the Captain,Julie Andrews reworking the wedding march…quite good stuff.
It does intrigue me this movie.Perhaps it is the classic perfect life that you know it will never be.Perhaps it is the love that you never thought you’d have, with Maria and the Captain.I read that when Maria Shriver was marrying Arnold Schwarzenegger, she wrote to get the permission from the estate of Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers, to get permission to have the wedding march played as she was going down the aisle.There’s something about this movie.
I have never gotten to Salzburg, but I’m sure I would have joined one of the Sound of Music bus tours.I read that the Sound of Music sites get more tourists than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthplace…SERIOUSLY.
It takes me back and makes me wistful for both of my parents,an easier life, none of the weight of being grown up.For an hour tonight,I “must have done something good.”