georg von trapp


“Julie, sensing my nerves, took hold of my hand and held it throughout the session. It must have taken her days to recover the use of it afterwards, I had squeezed so hard. No matter how diligently I’d slugged away at my lessons, I was still untrained as a singer.”

In Spite of Myself: A Memoir By Christopher Plummer

There isn’t going to be any Baroness… Well, we’ve, um, called off our engagement. You see… You can’t marry someone when you’re in love with someone else, can you?


“I had a huge crush on him. He was so perfect and he spoke with this perfect British accent.” 

Charmian Carr (Liesl) has admitted she was attracted to Christopher Plummer.
Despite the 13 year age difference, Plummer admits that the feeling was mutual. He insists it never evolved beyond flirtation.

ive had Edelweiss and Something Good on repeat for the past hour, cause i am in a sound of music mood and it is relaxing me and helping get through this fucking last minute coursework

also christopher plummer is really fucking pretty in this film

omfg he looks kinda like fassbender here

30 Days of the Sound of Music: Day 5 - Favourite Captain Von Trapp Moment

This was really hard. Because I love them all. ALL OF THEM. Even when he’s all McGrumpy. But if I had to narrow it down, it would be these two:

1. When he tells Maria he loves her. No flowery analogies, no embellishment, nothing at all. Just direct, honest, as plainly as he could have put it, and to me it’s much more moving and lovely for it’s simplicity. He’s always attempted to hide/deny his feelings for Maria up until now, and it looks as though he’s just decided in that split second to say it out loud, like his brain had no control over it, and I love that, it’s like seeing him with his guard down for the first time. 

2. That embarrassed little shrug he does when he finishes Edelweiss. The moment is clearly awkward, because he and Maria are staring into each others eyes and the Baroness has noticed (whether he realises it or not) and his little shrug is so adorable, because he clearly has no idea what to say or do next now that the song’s over. 


March 2nd 1965: Sound of Music premieres

On this day in 1965, the film The Sound of Music held its official premiere at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. It was based on a 1959 musical of the same name composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The musical is based on the real story of the von Trapp family. In 1926, a young Austrian nun named Maria Kutschera was asked to become the governess of the seven children of widowed naval officer Georg von Trapp. Impressed with her work with the children, Georg proposed to Maria, who reluctantly accepted at the urging of her Mother Abbess. However, Maria came to love her husband, and they went on to have three children together. The family came to prominence for their musical talents, and performed at concerts throughout Austria even after it was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. However they did not remain long in Nazi territory, and fled to Italy and later the United States. The von Trapps continued their music career upon their move to the United States, and in 1949 Maria published her memoir which became the basis for the musical. The 1965 film starred Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Georg. It opened to initially negative reviews, being blasted as overly sentimental. However opinion changed rapidly, and The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Songs featured in the musical have gone on to become musical theatre staples, including the titular ‘The Sound of Music’, 'My Favourite Things’, 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and 'Do-Re-Mi’.

50 years ago today

The Sound of Music: Georg von Trapp [ESTJ]

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Georg is a ship captain because he’s good at organizing others, asserting a chain of command, and ensuring that his insubordinates follow his orders. Sadly, until Maria turns up on the scene, he expects his household to be run like his ship: thriving on rules, whistle calls, and emotionless leadership. He is decisive in his actions and a planner, able to take immediate action to remove his family from harm’s way and get them out of Austria before he is forced to captain a Nazi vessel.

Introverted Sensing (Si): He finds a sense of honor and pride in serving his country as a captain, and is fiercely resistant toward the new Nazi regime and sympathies taking over Austria. Georg doesn’t like the change Maria brings to the house until it kindles memories of his appreciation for music, and the happiness of the time before his wife died. He is detailed and comfortable in a routine, and pays attention to what is happening around him so that he can contrast the changes with what is familiar and known, in his tendency toward traditional values and belief systems.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): His sense of humor hides underneath the surface, but he is more than aware of what is actually going on around him, both with his children’s antics with Maria (the pine cone!) and the greater threat unfurling in Germany. Her flamboyant creativity appeals to him, though he won’t admit it. Georg isn’t above revising his plan and considering new possibilities when confronted with problems, although he always brings it back to making a swift, life-altering (and in one case, life-saving) decision.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Largely non-emotional but passionately devoted to his country, Georg has a strong tendency to believe that others should share his patriotism. He is very firm in his decisions and doesn’t like to be challenged, questioned, or manipulated. He nearly dismisses Maria for disobeying his orders and snaps at Max when Max theorizes that what happens to other people should have no influence on them, nor force them to consider their political position. He is adamantly against pretending to be anything he is not, which leads to his eventual abandonment of his home and former life out of a total refusal to surrender to the Nazis.

Fun fact: When this movie first came out, Christoper Plummer was my mother’s first crush. Twenty-odd years later, he was my first crush too.