The Sound of Music | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | May 1, 2015
entertainment value
A musical that has stood proud as a favourite for 50 years now. Julie Andrews remains the primary reason for its longevity. #soundofmusic
genre Family | Musical
synopsis 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. 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. Adjusted for inflation, it made $1.046 billion domestically at 2010 prices, putting it third on the list of all-time inflation-adjusted box office hits, behind Gone with the Wind and Star Wars. The movie is based on a postulant nun, Maria, who leaves her Abbey to become a Governess to a retired Austrian Naval Captain and his 7 children.
lead actors Julie Andrews | Christopher Plummer | Eleanor Parker | Richard Haydn | Peggy Wood | Charmian Carr | Anna Lee | Portia Nelson | Heather Menzies | Nicholas Hammond | Duane Chase | Angela Cartwright | Debbie Turner | Kym Kareth | Ben Wright | Norma Varden | Marni Nixon | Evadne Baker | Doris Lloyd | Gilchrist Stuart | Daniel Truhitte
director Robert Wise