It’s holidays season now. And I am sure many families will spend some time together on watching some classic Christmas movies like A Christmas Story, A Wonderful Life, Holidays, Love Actually and so on. But today I am recommending one special movie for you to watch this year, and that’s is The Sound of Music.
There is one sad reason for this, Heather Menzies-Urich— the actress, who was known as Heather Menzies before she got married — played Louisa, the third child of seven singing von Trapp kids, in the Oscar-winning classic “The Sound of Music” just passed away on Christmas Eve in Ontario, Canada. She was 68 and had been diagnosed with brain cancer just four months earlier before her death.
The Sound of music, which was released in 1965, is one of the most successful movies ever made in Hollywood history. It was adapted from the same name Broadway musical and starred the famous Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It quickly became a huge hit in the theater after the premiere and won five Academy Awards, including best picture and best director.
The reason why we highly recommend this movie for you to watch during the holiday season is that this movie is timeless. People from every generation can find resonation with it. Not to mention all the beautiful songs like Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Maria… each of them is so catching and classic that almost everyone can sing along with the characters, which makes it one of the most pleasurable movies for family to watch together. This movie is not only about the music itself, it’s more about love and spending time together as a family.
Last year, we lost Charmian Carr, the eldest von Trapp daughter. Now we lost Heather Menzies, but the legacy they have left will never be forgotten, so in this chilly wintertime, let’s watch The Sound of Music together again, shall we?
PS: I am always wondering whether the Hollywood should recast this classic and if they do, what kind of vehicle the kids should ride when they are singing on the street? Will it sill be the bicycles or maybe modern one like kick scooter? I’d like to see that version anyway.
R.I.P, Heather Menzies-Urich, we’ll miss you.