Story Time- Reality Spoiled Ending of A Movie

An all time great movie classic is Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews. The movie is based on a true story. The setting is Saltzburg Austria.

The movie is about her character Maria being sent from a convent to be a nanny for the children of a man whose wife died some years before. They fall in love, get married, and escape from the Nazis who had taken over Austria.

At the end of the movie there is an inspirational scene of the Van Trapp family escaping to Switzerland by walking over the mountain to the song Climb Every Mountain.

I was in Salzburg Austria in August 2004. I had gone to Romania with the college group from my church and some of us spent four days in Austria before coming back to the USA. We took the train from Vienna to Salzburg to spend a day there.

While we were in Salzburg, we went on a bus tour into Germany in the Bavarian Alps. During the bus tour, the tour guide talked about the movie Sound of Music and pointed out that it is geographically impossible to walk over the mountains from Salzburg to Switzerland. He informed us the Van Trapp family actually took the train to Italy and then came to the USA.

I knew the geography but hadn’t stopped to think about the movie ending until that time. I laughed to myself.

There is one ending that nothing can change. It will happen and nothing can change it or prevent it. One day Jesus will return to earth. We read about it in Revelation 19.

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God

No Hollywood movie could ever match that ending that is going to happen one day.

I still like the ending of Sound of Music even though it is impossible, but that is just a movie. 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

19 thoughts on “Story Time- Reality Spoiled Ending of A Movie

  1. Hallelujah! An ending no one can change.
    ( I also prefer the ending of the movie. Catching a train is not as exciting, “climb every train” just doesn’t quite cut it 😆)

  2. When I went to Austria, I saw the Gazebo and the house the movie was filmed in. The Gazebo isn’t even in walking distance! I actually got to play in it, a bit. I think I was 13 .

  3. I really love the movie sound of music. I love singing the songs and yes we should be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ by always doing God’s will so we don’t miss heaven.
    Beautiful post by the way.

  4. I have always enjoyed “The Sound of Music,” whether on film or live theatre. While the ending is staged, it still emphasizes that we can overcome life’s obstacles by taking one step at a time. With God with us, we will make it.

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