“You brought music back into the house. I’d… forgotten.”
The Next Reel’s Speakeasy is an ongoing series of ours in which we invite an industry guest to join us and bring along one of their favorite movies to talk about. In this month’s episode, producer Catherine Hand joins us to talk about one of her favorite films, Robert Wise’s 1965 film The Sound of Music.
We talk about how the story made it from Maria Von Trapp’s memoirs about her family to the big screen, with several detours along the way. We chat about the movie’s longevity and why it’s had such a long life. We discuss the performances of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, not to mention Plummer’s disdain for the project until recently. And we spend some time looking at Catherine’s career, notably her decades-long pursuit to bring A Wrinkle in Time to the big screen.
It’s a wonderful conversation with Catherine that ranges all over, so check out A Wrinkle in Time, revisit The Sound of Music, then tune in to the show!