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Plot: Popular musical The Sound of Music is brought to life on soundstages at London’s Three Mills Studio, in a live TV dramatisation of the timeless story of Maria and the von Trapp family.
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A million times better than the American version!
‘The Sound of Music’ is my all time favourite film and I have watched it countless times. In addition, I have seen several theatre productions and this was up there with the best. Those who compare this to the film and contrast actors’ choices in portraying their parts are missing the point – this is not intended to be a remake of the film. Of course different actors will bring their own personality to the role – it would be merely a pointless rip-off if they tried to imitate every nuance of the film. Julian Ovenden seems to have been particularly subject to criticism but I think he captures the emptiness that the Captain’s life has had since losing his wife, and also his cold and distant nature which warms gradually with Maria’s influence. The staging of the Laendler dance between Maria and the Captain was stunning as the background characters slowed down for certain sections. Also, the 2 songs of the stage version sung by Elsa and Max were brilliant comic relief. Overall, I thought this was brilliant all round. I’m so glad that it was different from the film otherwise it would be just a replica which could never live up to the original. Don’t try to see it as being a would-be replacement for the film, rather as being an independent version in a different medium that we can treasure alongside the film and other productions. For critics, I suggest you definitely avoid the American version of ‘The Sound of Music Live’ as that truly had acting that was unconvincing and wooden.
Like many other reviewers, I had seen the American live telecast that had come out around the same time first, and thought this one to be far better in many ways.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but as a recent fan of Julian Ovenden and a lifelong fan of the Sound of Music, I wanted to give this a try regardless of my wariness about the format. It was indeed a pleasant surprise; the performances both in acting and what I assumed was live singing, were excellent across the board and there were also quite a few moments that really captured the magic of the original movie and stage show. My favorite moment has always been when the Captain joins in singing the Sound of Music with the children and they executed that scene here brilliantly. Even the cinematography is something to take note of in this production, for despite very limited sets, they managed to make the most of them and bring out some rather visually engaging shots.
Admittedly, if you’re averse to remakes or have too fond of memories about the original, this will not be the TV movie for you. I think that besides the obvious and more warranted comparison to its contemporary, the American live movie from circa 2015, a fan should give this one a fair shot as its own production and allow the performances to speak for themselves.
To be fair as well, the pacing is probably the weakest point with some scenes and scene changes feeling awkward by at times either stalling or moving almost too quickly making the experience jarring. All in all, it probably makes for a great soundtrack if it exists and bonus: Leisl actually looks 16.
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Director Coky Giedroyc, Richard Valentine
Writer Russel Crouse (book), Howard Lindsay (book)
Actors Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, Alexander Armstrong, Maria Friedman
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
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