The music performances at tonight's Oscars have run the gamut from underwhelming (Rita Ora) to frenetic ("Everything Is Awesome") to moving and gorgeous ("Glory"). And now, thanks to Lady Gaga's beautiful Sound of Music medley, we add gut-wrenchingly nostalgic and beautiful to the list.
Point: No scene in the history of cinema has ever had as much sexual tension as Maria and Captain Von Trapp dancing the Ländler in 1965's The Sound of Music. Counterpoint: Yes, that first point is correct. So will Sound of Music stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer be able to recreate the drama of that…
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Break out your dress made of curtains and a good Austrian wine (may I suggest a grüner veltliner?)! It's time for our Sound of Music liveblog! The show might be good (it does have Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti in it after all), the show might be bad (yes, probably this), but either way, we'll weather the storm…
Welcome back to Jezebel's Advent Calendar of Crap, an accounting of the pop cultural travesties barreling down the track towards us. Yesterday, we discussed the sadly inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Today's edition: NBC's insultingly unnecessary live production of The Sound of Music.
Much like the Nazis' invasion of Salzburg, Sound of Music, Live! is coming whether we like it or not. Here's a teaser for the live television event that will air December 5th on NBC.
NBC has just announced that country singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will portray Maria Von Trapp — the role originally played to perfection by the radiant Julie Andrews — in a TV remake of The Sound of Music. There are no words for what we are feeling about this atrocity. Instead: the Kübler-Ross…
So the news has been very depressing this weekend. And while it is important to continue discussing such depressing topics, I thought we could afford a few minutes of distraction, courtesy of Maria Von Trapp.
It seems Fraulein Maria wasn't all sweetness and light...and as a third generation takes over, her family's still living down the Von Trapp name.