#2017viewings- The Sound of Music
Musically, formally and thematically much more of a lark than West Side Story, but nonetheless a technical tour de force and kind of a charming musical that happens to have advocacy for music as its primary function; music seems to be a connective tissue between the individual, the state, the family, nature, God, etc. It's very nice. And Julie Andrews comes out swinging, excelling at a more somber and earnest version of what she'd already perfected in Mary Poppins just a year earlier in her debut, adapting as naturally to film from the stage as the material itself does.
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