One of the most beautiful scenes in The Sound of Music definitely has to be when the Captain and Fraulein Maria finally come together, confessing their love for one another. They duet the song "Something Good" as they share a first kiss, but that kiss actually took more than a dozen takes to film. This is because the two apparently could not stop laughing. "Director of Photography Ted McCord had trouble shooting inside the gazebo where they filmed the numbers 'You Are Sixteen' and 'Something Good.' He didn\u2019t have 'day for night' to contend with, but he still had the problem of the lights reflecting off the glass," reads an excerpt from the book, The Sound of Music: The Making of America's Favorite Movie by Julia Antopol Hirsch. "Besides taking extreme care to set the camera up in such a way as to minimize glare, he resorted to having the stagehands actually lie on the floor so that their images would not be reflected in the gazebo walls." Why the kiss between the on-screen couple took over a dozen takes to film The excerpt continues, "Half of the number 'Something Good' was shot in silhouette, a daring technique that wasn\u2019t used much in film. Actually, it may not have been used in this picture either if its stars had been able to control themselves." RELATED: \u2018The Sound Of Music\u2019 Cast Then And Now 2020 Then, Andrews herself chimes in. \u201cBy the time we got back, I was so tired and nervous that I couldn\u2019t keep going. And when I get nervous, I get very giggly.\u201d It's also important to note that the lighting they used for this scene to create the gorgeous silhouette we see in the film would make a 'raspberry' noise when the carbons in the lights got worn down. A little compromising on-set Andrews continues, \u201cChris and I were standing very close. We were face to face, about an inch away from each other, looking into each other\u2019s eyes. We were just getting to the point where we would say \u2018I love you,\u2019 or we\u2019d start kissing \u2026 and then those old arc lights would let out a loud \u2018raspberry\u2019! It was like a comment on our scene! Well, Chris and I would start laughing. We couldn\u2019t help it. Then we\u2019d go back to the scene again, and those lights would start groaning at us again! Our giggling got even worse. In fact, it got to the point where we couldn\u2019t get through the scene!\u201d And after almost a dozen takes, none of the shots were worth saving, so the director called it, sending everyone to lunch. \u201cI was in a high state of nervousness by now,\u201d Andrews remembers. \u201cI walked around the studio \u2026 talking to myself, trying to calm myself down.\u201d However, when the actors returned to set, it continued happening; they just could not stop giggling for the life of them! As a result, they ended up shooting the whole scene in the dark so no one could see them laughing. \u201cI, for one, was very grateful,\u201d Andrews admits. \u201cOtherwise I could never have gotten through that scene.\u201d Here at DoYouRemember? we ensure our readers receive the best content and products. If you make a purchase through one of our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.