Long before Christopher Plummer took home the Oscar for best supporting actor in Beginners, he stole our hearts as the Naval officer Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music in 1959. Watch a handsome and sweet Christopher Plummer serenade all seven of his kids before they head to bed with the lullaby "Edelweiss." I can't help but love the way Julie Andrews looks at him in this video.
Everyone has a Sound of Music story! The iconic film about a wanna-be-nun, a widower, and his big brood has been loved for generations. Oprah aired the cast's 45-year reunion yesterday and there was singing! Though I've seen the movie a few dozen times with friends, family, kids I babysat, and my own children, I'll never forget the first time I watched Fräulein Maria belt out her song on the mountain top. We were at my grandparents' house and after Thanksgiving dinner my siblings and I sat in silence as Liesl and Rolfe danced in the garden and Gretl bid her father's party guests goodnight. What is your Sound of Music memory?
Johnson & Johnson couldn't have said it better when they came up with the tagline, "Having a Baby Changes Everything." But beyond falling for your baby, childproofing your house and taking on diaper duty, you may find yourself in the midst of a musical.
Think The Sound of Music minus the von Trapp children in curtain clothing, well — unless you can sew. So you aren't Julie Andrews and you may even be tone deaf, but once you deliver you'll find yourself sporadically breaking out in song.
While I'm not sure why this happens, I think it has something to do with being sleep deprived, hormonal, or just wanting to get your child dressed or in the tub and singing seems to speed up the process.
And, songstress isn't the only title you'll take on, songwriter will also be added to your repertoire since you don't really know all those songs you thought you did and repeatedly singing "Pour Some Sugar on Me" sober during daylight hours is draining. Sorry Def Leppard. read more
I used to think I wasn't all that into movie musicals, but after seeing all your excellent picks for this week's Buzzworthy challenge, I've been swayed. I'd forgotten about many of these, and I'm happy to have been reminded. Thank you to everyone who participated! Here are some of the ones I found most noteworthy.
The Wizard of Oz
audreystar has this to say about her pick: "Who can get enough of the beautiful voice of a young Judy Garland as Dorothy or her three sidekicks? The music now is embedded in my brain as with most people. And 'Over the Rainbow' is one of the best and beautiful songs ever written or sang."
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