Chris’ Picks for April 2023: Quigley Down Under (1990), Billy Budd (1962), The Sound of Music (1965)



Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. Each month, proprietor Chris Webb recommends films for your consideration. 

This month’s picks: Quigley Down Under (1990), Billy Budd (1962), The Sound of Music (1965)

“These are all good movies,” says Chris. 

Quigley Down Under stars Tom Selleck, appreciated locally for his appearance in the Lunenburg-filmed Jesse Stone series, as an American cowboy with a specially-modified long range rifle on an Australian odyssey. 

Billy Budd, like February’s pick Moby Dick (2011), is a Herman Melville adaptation. This is a tale of a nautical mutiny featuring Melvyn Douglas, who starred in 1939’s Captains Courageous which featured real footage of the Bluenose.

The Sound of Music depicts the story of the von Trapp family of Salzburg, Austria, which is a UNESCO world heritage site – just like Old Town Lunenburg.


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