The Canon 27 | 5/18/15
The Sound of Music
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The hills are alive with the sound of music! But it is good music? This week Devin & Amy tackle 'The Sound of Music'. Do all these songs need to be in the movie? What's worse, the children or the polite Nazis? Tune in as the hard questions are answered about this 'flavorless yogurt' of a movie -- and head to the forums on Wolfpop to cast the deciding vote!


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sethwrobel
sethwrobel
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Really enjoy your podcast and thank you for calling bullshit on this movie. I never understood the appeal of this film. With the exception of the opening number, it is so boring and so uninvolving that I fell asleep the first time I saw it. I finally watched the whole movie later on in high school, when I was cast as a Nazi in Spackenkill High School's 97 production (Poughkeepsie reference), and I thought well I guess I didn't miss much. However, I do enjoy the stage production more, despite it being one of the lesser scores of Rodgers and Hammerstein. In the stage production the Captain does not dump the baroness because he is love with Maria, oh no..he dumps her because she is okay with becoming a Nazi. There is even a song about it in the show called "No Way To Stop It" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ROqhIv17Q.
So I suggest if you are going to put a Nazi musical in the Canon, I nominate the far superior and brilliant"Cabaret", made in the early 70's that totally changed the w