Edelweiss, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Best thing on the web today:

http://pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez/2010/10/26/fearful-symmetry/#more-10809

A lot of people think The Sound of Music is a trite, shit-my-mom-watches kind of movie. I used to be one of them, having never seen it as an adult, having been force fed it as a child. Then a few years ago, I was force fed the damn thing at Thanksgiving and I was entranced. I’ve watched it several times since then. It is a subtle, exquisite, amazing work of art on multiple levels. Don’t let your maudlin relatives keep you from watching it with fresh eyes.

On to Edelweiss. If you don’t know why, in the link above, Mr. Fernandez recommends Edelweiss as the epitome of the protest song, go watch the movie again. If you watch again, with his hint, you’ll get it.

The Sound of Music will be released on Blu-Ray on Nov 2, along with the Kinect for XBox360, and many of the Democrat morons who volunteered to be Obama cannon fodder.  Next Tuesday is going to be way better than Christmas!

Robert Wise was working on The Sound of Music simultaneously with The Sand Pebbles. He ended up producing two of the best movies ever made all at once, and if you get both movies (The Sand Pebbles has been out on Blu-ray for a while, and is cheap to buy and beautifully remastered), and watch them close together on a weekend–they’re both epic long–you’ll appreciate each of them better.

UPDATE: The Blu-Ray Sound of Music looks great and sounds very good. They’ve made a mess of the BD Live part. Turn it off and clear your cache if you’re having problems playing the disc. Maybe you’ll have to update firmware. Realize of course that most times when you update firmware it has to do with copy protection and them obsoleting compromised keys, not them giving you new features.

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