I have a little confession to make.
I may have blabbed it all over Facebook, but in case you missed it, here it is:
I have a secret crush on Captain Von Trapp from 'The Sound of Music'.
Is it the sparkling blue eyes? The thin lips struggling not to smile? The Naval uniform? That lovely, bastardised accent (Austrian/Canadian/British) when he drawls "Fraulein"?
Or is it the way he blows his whistle?
I can't decide but it's all good.
|Captain Georg (pronounced Gay-orgg) Von Trapp|
as portrayed by the
|Ok everybody, sing along with me:|
"The Hills are alive.....with the Sound of Music.."
|"Climb every Mountain, ford every stream,|
Follow every Rainbow till you find your Dream"
|Just once in my life, before I leave this Precious Earth,|
I must make my way to the Alps and spin, spin, spin!
|"You may call me... Captain!"|
|The Captain sings 'Edelweiss' swoon, faint, shivers & quivers!|
|Maria & The Captain falling in love (sigh!)|
|Love declared ....|
|Maria marries the Captain|
|"So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night"|
My favourite scene from the film and, yes, it does make me cry.
Am I the only one enchanted by this film, and Captain Von Trapp's whistle-blowing techniques?
Does anyone else feel the call of the Mountains? Do you dream of dancing in a storm with the mail-boy?
Would you like to sing hymns with the nuns at the Abbey? Traipse around Salzburg in clothing made from drapes? Sit on a pine-cone, escape from Nazis and have tea with jam and bread?
I don't know about you, but 'The Sound of Music' will always be one of My Favourite Things.