The Sound of Music (1965)

Ah, the dreaded musical!

Following a long layoff, the podcast returns from the depths of technical difficulties.  First, I briefly discuss a very interesting new book by Joe Jordan about Robert Wise, legendary Hollywood director, called Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures.

Then the Master Bo Bonner and I squabble over the merits of Wise’s classic musical, The Sound of Music, with an eye toward His Excellency Bishop Williamson’s famous letter.

The hills are again alive with the sound of podcasting.  Enjoy!


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by 20th Century Fox [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Best of 2016: La La Land

The dreaded musical.

The bane of man’s existence.  The fly in the ointment of the cinematic universe.  I HATE MUSICALS.  Without exception.

Until, of course, La La Land.  Damien Chazelle’s 2016 neo-musical (is that a thing?) starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has garnered a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and become a hip thing to hate almost simultaneously. Is it over-, under-, or properly-rated?

To help me evaluate the film, given my dearth of musical knowledge, I am joined by the Catholic Movie Gal.  We discuss why this movie, despite its being a musical, is one of my favorite films of 2016.


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Jelson26 (Own work) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.