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As the “Movies for Grownups” Radio Show signs off after 12 years, here’s our farewell mashup of unforgettable celluloid so-longs.
Two new movies feature characters whose lives change when they try on mysterious shoes. A third film treads a well-worn path to mediocrity.
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In 1938, Maria von Trapp fled the Nazi takeover of her Austrian homeland along with her father, her siblings, and her  similarly named governess-turned-stepmother,  Maria Kutschera von Trapp. Their adventure eventually inspired  one of the most beloved film musicals in history,   The Sound of Music, which made Julie Andrews (who played stepmother Maria) into a superstar.
I didn't get to watch a lot of movies as a kid. (It's a long story.) The few ones I did watch left indelible impressions. As it turns out, when you watch the Sound of Music close to 30 or 40 times as a young teenaged woman, Christopher Plummer sticks in your mind. (As does the soundtrack. These are a few of my favorite things...La la la la...) 
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