The original "Sound of Music" film

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The original "Sound of Music" film

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I posted this in the random chat on The Mill, but thought I'd repost it here, because it actually fits in with this topic better, I think.

This is the original movie about the Trapp Family - the film adaptation of Maria von Trapp's autobiography. It was filmed and produced in Austria, in 1956, and it's in German (with a tinge of Austrian dialect), but with English subtitles (which you can switch on and off on the video). So this was almost a decade before the film with Julie Andrews came out. It is also much more authentic and a bit less cheesy (don't get me wrong, I love "The Sound of Music", but it views Austria through a very American lense :tongue )

It's the full movie. There is actually a part two with the same actors which focuses on their time in America. If I find a free version, I'll post it here too.

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That's very interesting Tom - I didn't know there was an earlier Austrian version of the Julie Andrews hit (which came out in 1965.)

The Austrian film has very splendid music accompanying the opening credits - but unsurprising given Austria's association with music!
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Oh fun, Tom! That's so great. The movie is still in my wish list, and I haven't ordered it yet. I will soon, though.

Wait, the part 2...is that a separate movie or is it the one that I would buy off of Amazon?

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mimosa wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:28 pm Oh fun, Tom! That's so great. The movie is still in my wish list, and I haven't ordered it yet. I will soon, though.

Wait, the part 2...is that a separate movie or is it the one that I would buy off of Amazon?

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Part two is a separate movie, yes. I remember we bought the box set when I was a kid, which included both.
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The children have different names in the famous movie.
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Furby wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:03 pm The children have different names in the famous movie.
That is correct. The names in this version are actually the real ones. They changed them for The Sound of Music (initially for the stage play, later the movie) for privacy reasons. Maria's last name was also changed. Her real last name is Kutschera. In TSoM it was changed to Rainer.
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