The Sound of Music (1965) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Robert Wise, Richard D. Zanuck, Saul Chaplin and Peter Levathes.
The film was based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers written by Maria von Trapp 1949.
This box-office champ of the '60s (ousting previous champ, 1939's Gone With the Wind, and retaining the title until The Godfather in 1972), and the most successful musical of all time, brought families into theaters for repeat viewings. The trilling voice and wholesome appeal of Andrews and the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein are highlights of the romantic musical that follows a convent novitiate who becomes caretaker for a widowed Austrian captain's brood of seven children and eventually wins the heart of the stern Plummer. Guided by her musical talent, the whole bunch forms the Von Trapp Family Singers. They take the show on the road when Nazis threaten their idyllic life. The story greatly benefits from the charm of Andrews, who had just won an Oscar for Mary Poppins. Much as he had done with West Side Story (1961), director Wise opened the visual possibilities of the musical with location shooting among Alpine vistas. Songs include: "Climb Every Mountain," "Something Good," "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" "Sixteen, Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss."
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The Sound of Music was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.
Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Julie Andrews||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Peggy Wood||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Ruby Levitt||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Ted McCord||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Dorothy Jeakins||Nominated|
|Best Director||Robert Wise||Won|
|Best Film Editing||William Reynolds||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Irwin Kostal||Won|
|Best Picture||Robert Wise, Producer||Won|
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Prior to 14 March 1938 Austria drove on the left-hand side of the road. This is why cars registered in Austria up until the Anschluss had right-hand drive.
The singing of Peggy Wood (Mother Abbess) was dubbed, as she herself declared that she was too old to handle the vocals.
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