Hit Me With Your Best Shot is back, and I promised Nathaniel I would try my hardest to play along. I fear that I won't be able to see Paris is Burning in time, but luckily for me I have The Sound of Music within arm's reach, and it's never hard to get my kids to sit down and watch a movie with me. So, last night the whole family sprawled out on the couch to catch Julie Andrews in all her glory belting out the songs we all love and know from the hilltops.
I LOVE Julie Andrews...so much!
Anyways, the obvious choice was, well, obvious, since that picture of Andrews running up the hilltop, her arms outstretched and her voice escalating, is pretty much the most iconic cinematic shot of all time, but I wanted to go elsewhere with this.
I have a real soft spot for depictions of intimacy, especially those rich moments where you can see someone's personal opinions and feelings shift within a single look. For me, the most beautiful scene within The Sound of Music is that dance between Andrews and Plummer (how was he NOT Oscar nominated for this?). It's all in a look, and in this moment, in this scene, we see so much about the way that these two individuals are shifting in their affections towards each other. Andrews is great in this scene, but for me this is Plummer's moment to shine. He commands so much attention and displays so much deeply rooted blossoming intimacy.
That is why my Best Shot is this:
|Those eyes, that smolder, that FEELING!|
And because I found this online and it's just so beautiful to watch: