The Sound of Music : Shadow on Peggy Wood

Shadow on Peggy Wood

After viewing SOM many times, we noticed that Peggy Wood who was dubbed, was performing Climb Every Mountain mostly in a shadow, making it difficult to see her mouth the words. Was this done because she had difficulty lip synching or for dramatic effect?

Re: Shadow on Peggy Wood

Exactly. Well, plus, it was a dark office.

Re: Shadow on Peggy Wood


Was this done because she had difficulty lip synching or for dramatic effect?


Purely my opinion, but I believe it was for dramatic effect. That is one of the most powerful and perfectly staged scenes ever photographed in my opinion. The lighting, the shadows, Peggy Wood almost in silhouette as she gazed at the mountains during the song's climax etc. is so captivating that if it was done for lip syncing reasons it was the most fortuitous shot in cinema.




Is very bad to steal Jobu's rum. Is very bad.

Re: Shadow on Peggy Wood

Wise explained that when he saw the show performed after signing on to direct the film, the character had come out to center stage and belted out the number--he was very put off by that and resolved to film it the opposite, in a very subdued manner.
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