Friday, March 20, 2015

The Sound of Music Story by Tom Santopietro

Given the fact that the critically acclaimed, beloved movie The Sound of Music turns fifty years old this month, the timing of Santopietro's new book couldn't have been timed any better. For the avid Sound of Music fan, this book provides lots of "new" details about the real life von Trapp family, Rogers and Hammerstein's productions (both on Broadway and in theater), filming in Austria, and the cast. Though there are often a lot of details, it is fun to read this book, especially with chapter titles like "A Captain with Seven Children: What's So Fearsome About That" and "Let's Start at the Very Beginning..."

Find out all about how Julie Andrews almost missed being the infamous Maria and how Christopher Plummer really felt about the idea of seven children. While all of the movie facts are sure to teach even the biggest Sound of Music fan a thing or two, perhaps the most interesting part of this book is when Santopietro talks about the real von Trapp family. It's interesting to compare the real von Trapps to the characters we've all grown to love in this classic movie.

Read this book and then watch the movie. You'll notice all sorts of things you didn't realize before.

Check out a copy of The Sound of Music Story @ the library today!