Study Guide

The Sound of Music Scene 1

Scene 1

Scene 1

  • We open up with a shot of the clouds—like, for real, the camera is in the clouds (in a helicopter). The camera then zooms over the hills, and we get some to-die-for aerial shots of the Alps. Finally, the camera tracks in on a woman in the distance.
  • She's singing the title song while dancing around the hills. Apparently, she goes to the hills when her heart is lonely and listens to the sound of music.
  • Suddenly, she hears bells in the distance and realizes there's somewhere she needs to be. She grabs her coat off the ground and runs off.
  • Then we get the titles, laid over shots of Salzburg, Austria, in the "last golden days of the '30s."
  • Uh oh.

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