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stoneunhinged
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I just finished watching The Sound of Music.

I have a theory: if you like it, you're alright. If you don't, you're a pretentious, alternative, gothic, lame-brained sicko.

But I could be wrong.

Am I?

Jeff
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Are you a lonely goat herder? Or is it a doe, a deer, a female dear?
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On 2007-09-11 17:41, stoneunhinged wrote:

you're a pretentious, alternative, gothic, lame-brained sicko.



You say that as if it's a bad thing
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On 2007-09-11 17:41, stoneunhinged wrote:

you're a pretentious, alternative, gothic, lame-brained sicko.



You say that as if it's a bad thing


My apologies.

But do you like The Sound of Music? Perhaps I need to think up an entirely new set of pejoratives for the SOM haters. After all, I'm pretentious, alternative and lame-brained myself. I'm just not Gothic. And I happen to think that SOM is one of the greatest movies of all time. I also think Julie Andrews is hot. But that's beside the point. (Or is it?)

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The hills are alive with the sound of music because I just buried the Backstreet Boys alive.
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Sorry, but somehow the attitude just oozes from the script:

"Get ready ... wait a minute, CUTE! ["Awwwww!"] - now, here it comes ... ready ... CRY! Gotcha! (Stupid audiences, they'll do anything we tell 'em)"
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I always get this film mixed up with Mary Poppins and think they did a singing routine with cleaning and pulling out big things from small bags. And then they float of to there standing ovation with umbrella's.
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Great film.
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These are a few of my favorite things.
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Guess that makes me a sicko! I don't have much use for the overwhelming majority of films in which people spontaneously break into song.
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I was Rolf, the young telegram deliverer/future Nazi in a production when I was actually 17 going on 18.

Here are a couple of "special" trailers for SOM, and my other favorite, Mary Poppins. Bet you didn't know they were originally intended to be scary thrillers:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lRZ8iq6sukA

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic
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First movie I ever took a girl to, was years later before I got to watch it and know the story.
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I like musicals. I'm not crazy about SOM. It's not actually <bad> like say "The Music Man" which I consider one decent song looking for a musical to be in. I think my favorite film musical right now would still be "Singing In The Rain," with "Chicago" coming up a close second. My wife's are "Rent" and "Hairspray." All bets are off when "Sweeny Todd" comes out in December!


I'm sorry they never finished filming "Into The Woods."
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I am very afraid of what they'll do to "Sweeney Todd."

One musical I like a lot, with a film that got (IMO) undeserved bad-reviews: "A Little Night Music." Trying very hard, and enjoyable if you surrender to it (and believe it or not I've seen high-school groups try it including full-size sinking ship) "Titanic the Musical"

You want sweet? Really, genuinely sweet (instead of saccharine)? "The Light in the Piazza" - just wonderful!

Then, of course, there's "Avenue Q", which probably gives fans of traditional "safe for dinner theater" musicals the jitters. Hilarious!
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On 2007-09-11 18:20, stoneunhinged wrote:

My apologies.

But do you like The Sound of Music? Perhaps I need to think up an entirely new set of pejoratives for the SOM haters. After all, I'm pretentious, alternative and lame-brained myself. I'm just not Gothic. And I happen to



I don't hate the Sound of Music. To hate it I'd have to care and I really don't care for The Sound of Music.

I'm sure it's a fine piece of film. I just think it's been ruined with the silly images and insipid soundtrack that are on it.
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Maybe I listen to the music with different ears. I don't just hear what's there, but what *could* be there. A heavy metal version of SOM would blow everyone's socks off.

Listen, everyone, in your minds. It's Metallica! They're singing:

You are sixteen going on seventeen
Baby, it's time to think
Better beware be canny and careful
Baby, you're on the brink

I'd pay good money to hear it.

Jeff
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Great film, and a great stage musical too.
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S.O.M. all my thumbs up!
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You know, they do SOUND OF MUSIC theater dress-up-stand-up-and-sing-alongs, a la ROCKY HORROR.
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How come the guy who posted it only watched it now? wat was he doing all this time?
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