G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
According to director Robert Wise the grass on the hill of the opening song was supposed to be much longer than it was. The filmmakers had made an arrangement with the farmer who owned the land to leave the grass long, but when they arrived for filming it had ... ...
The hills are alive with the sound of music / With songs they have sung for a thousand years. / The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. / My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
When, on their first day out, Maria asks the children what songs they know. Friedrich responds that they 'don't know any' songs. Later when the guitar is offered to Captain von Trapp and he is deciding what to sing, Friedrich can be heard saying 'sing us something we know'. Given, however, that they haven't had much music for at least 5 years, it's likely some wouldn't remember how to sing, but would still know some songs as they listened to it. The fact that Friedrich asked for "something we know" is, in fact, proof of that.
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