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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Sound of Music Movie Turns 45

You may of not seen the movie but I bet you know the song. Even my 12 year old will come out with a "the hills are alive with the sound of music" now and then. It's hard to believe that Julie Andrews was singing that song 45 years ago. This morning on the Today show they had Julie Andrews and all the people who played the kids.

The Sound of Music

Running time 174 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.2 million[1]
Gross revenue $158,671,368

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and with the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Ernest Lehman wrote the screenplay.

The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", and "The Lonely Goatherd", as well as the title song.

The movie version was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria and Bavaria in Southern Germany, and also at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California. It was photographed in 70mm Todd-AO by Ted D. McCord. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1965 and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.




2 comments:

ciara said...

a classic and i still love it to this day. :o)

Ann said...

OMG I'm even older than the sound of music...lol I don't think I've ever seen the movie but I do know that song.