In this series, Team FC scours the best of the internet every week to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
The Sound of Music Cast Remembers (40th Anniversary, 2005)
For the fortieth anniversary of The Sound of Music, in 2005, a special DVD was released with an hour of behind-the-scenes memories and interviews with the cast and crew. The whole special is available on YouTube, and is more poignant today considering some of them have since died (including Charmian Carr, who played Liesl, director Robert Wise and Christopher Plummer). Also featured is the real Maria von Trapp’s son, Johannes von Trapp.
Cannes: Anatomy of a Standing Ovation for The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson’s latest quirky and much-awaited film, The French Dispatch, featuring a breathtaking cast, premiered at Cannes a day or two ago, where it was greeted with a nine-minute standing ovation. This tongue-in-cheek article breaks down what actually went on in those nine minutes. You can read it here.
The Best Comedy Specials of 2021 (So Far)
2021, you will agree, has been no less odd and unpredictable than 2020 was. This list names some of the best comedy specials of the last six months. Comedy is what gets many of us through these times. Included on the list are Bo Burnham’s defiant Inside and Vir Das’s Ten on Ten. You can read it here.
Jason Sudeikis is having one hell of a year
Jason Sudeikis, an underrated actor, who has gone through a divorce and had a highly acclaimed new show (Ted Lasso on Apple TV+) this year, is profiled by GQ. You can read the profile here.
The Julie Andrews Hour, Episode 01 (1972)
In 1972, Julie Andrews starred in the variety TV series, The Julie Andrews Hour, a show that was so difficult and time-consuming to make that it took a serious toll on her life. It won acclaim and a slew of Emmy nominations, but was not renewed for a second season (Andrews was relieved). The entire show is available now on Andrews’ YouTube channel. Watch the first episode here: