Please forgive me my trespasses against Pajiba, as I forgive those hideous header pictures that accompany news related to the movie which shall never be mentioned in one of my pieces because I might throw up. A-men/cephalopod.
I am not a person who likes musicals. I don’t like Glee, I don’t like the singing episodes of Buffy or Scrubs - if I hear that singing is approaching a television show or movie, I turn tail and run. I love music, just not musicals. I relish making fun of our resident Honduran (How-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-Figgy?) whenever she takes to the Facebooks with her musical nonsense, quoting songs from this production or that with a trail of Pajibettes citing lyrics behind her. But admittedly, I have an exception to my rule and that exception is The Sound of Music. I love Julie Andrews. I adore and crush on Christopher Plummer. I love the nuns, I love every one of those von Trappezoids, I love Max and even that bitchy Baroness. And worst of all, I love the songs. Every damned one of them. I love them so much I trained my kids to love them and sing them with me. I love them so much that I’ve actually been awakened at 5:30 in the morning by the sound of my son singing Edelweiss and smiled. And as anyone who knows me can attest, I rarely smile and almost never in the morning. There must be some kind of hidden methamphetamine in those film reels because I am actually considering something so against my very nature that I can barely type the words.
In celebration of The Sound of Music’s 45th Anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox is returning the film to theaters and holding two sing-along nights October 19th and 26th. And yes, I am considering climbing that mountain, Jesopus save my black soul.
November 2nd will see the release of The Sound Of Music 45th Anniversary Edition 3 disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack that includes a whole basket of bells and whistles.
And as the final nail in my coffin, this bit of news includes something that I absolutely, positively will not watch: A cast reunion Oprah show, October 29th. I still have some dignity. I think.