'Oprah Winfrey Show' Reunited the 'Sound of Music' Family

October 29, 2010 08:02:57 GMT

Interestingly, the reunion was marked with a loud blowing whistle which is how the Captain called his children in the beginning of the 1965 movie.

'Oprah Winfrey Show' Reunited the 'Sound of Music' Family
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Oprah Winfrey has just given a boost in the sale of "The Sound of Music" 45th-anniversary deluxe DVD box set. The talk show host invited all of the Oscar-winning musical movie's cast to her couch and aired the reunion episode on Thursday, October 28.

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" first welcome Julie Andrews who played the main character Maria before Christopher Plummer aka Captain von Trapp joined the fiesta. The line-up was completed by all seven of the now grown-up von Trapp children; Kym Karath (Gretl), Debbie Turner (Marta), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Duane Chase (Kurt), Heather Menzies (Louisa), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), and Charmian Carr (Liesl).

Andrews admitted that "Sound of Music" was probably the best musical movie ever made. "It made my career. It was that big of a movie. We had no idea, really, at the beginning, that it was going to be that huge," she said. Meanwhile, Plummer had his doubt in the role at first, "The part was not exactly Hamlet. There wasn't enough humor in it."

Andrews and Plummer joked about what they remembered from the filming. The former recalled the iconic scene where she sang on the green pasture, saying "I walked across the fields at one end and the helicopter came from the other end. What I didn't realize was that every time the helicopter came round it would knock me down." Meanwhile, Plummer said there were a lot of "nuns present all the time, which always makes you feel a little bit irreverent."

When the 'children' appeared on the stage, Andrews exclaimed, "Don't the kids look great?" Hammond replied, "Good genes". Carr who played the eldest daughter revealed that she was actually 21 at the time of the filming instead of 16 like how she was portrayed. Hammond also spilled that he grew so rapidly during that time that Carr who played his older sister must stood on boxes.

Beside talking memories, the cast also announced the plan of a book to commemorate the movie's 45th anniversary. "We realized that we have this treasure trove of memorabilia home movies and stories," Hammond said. "People for 45 years have asked us about the film and what it was like and we thought now is our chance to tell them."


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posted by g.s.n. on Dec 18, 2010
is there any chance the show can b put on tv again, i missed it n i love 2 c what they all look like 2gether now, sound of music movie is my favoart no other can beat it, it will always live on,
posted by nz,wr on Oct 31, 2010
please put the show back on Oprah, best movie ever.
posted by Wendy from France on Oct 30, 2010
I was 21 when first I saw the film, as i am the eldest of a familly of 9 children, I took everybody to see the film in Hong Kong. Move to France I get all versions of this film and have seen over 100 times, each time it gives me memories of the youth, still these days, I am 64 now!
posted by so sad on Oct 29, 2010
I wanted to see the show also.
posted by Sound of Music on Oct 29, 2010
I expected it to be on Oct. 29 AS ADVERTISED!!! Instead, it was some stupid camping trip!!!
posted by qtsue on Oct 29, 2010
I thought it was to be aired today (10/29) and was disppointded to find it was already aired. I've found some listings that indicate 29 an not 28.
posted by K.C. on Oct 29, 2010

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