von Trapp Family: A Life Of Music
B Sound: C Extras: C Telefilm: B
the sensational film/musical story The Sound of Music comes
the story from Agathe von Trapp point of view, a little different
than the story we all know. Years later on a snowy Christmas Eve,
Agathe retells the tale of her family to her young runaway niece at
the train station. As she recounts how the war shattered their lives
and how music save theirs in Ben Verbong's The von Trapp Family: A
Life Of Music (2015).
on a true story, Agathe von Trapp retells the tale of The Sound of
Music; it began when her Mother died. Maria entered their lives
as a nanny and then became their step mother, while Agathe resented
her and her father for his remarriage the war approached their quiet
lives. The von Trapps were considered incredibly wealthy found
themselves penniless after the collapse of the European Banks, but
through their music they showed their hope, defiance and forgiveness
to the Nazis order, that even after the Nazis stripped them of their
wealth, friends, family and country, as long as they still had each
other that was all they need.
This telefilm os based on the
the true story and autobiography of Agathe von Trapp's "Memories
Before and After The Sound of Music"; A Life of Music
tells the tale of The Sound of Music through the eyes of the
the eldest von Trapp children. It is a story of lost a child's loss
of their mother, her father's remarriage and a daughter's resentment
and then recovery. It is about how both her and her father learned
to let go their pride, it is ironic how humans race only learns what
they truly love after they lose it, that all the material wealth in
the world is nothing without family.
course, this is never going to look as good as a 70mm-filmed musical,
but the anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not bad for the
format, though the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is uneven throughout.
Extras include about the family and story featurette. Guess the 4K
Blu-ray of the hit film is not far behind.