The Sound of Music (movie)

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The Sound of Music
Directed byRobert Wise
Produced byRobert Wise
Screenplay byErnest Lehman
Story byMaria von Trapp (uncredited)
Based onThe Sound of Music
by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Starring
Music by
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byWilliam H. Reynolds
Production
company
Argyle Enterprises, Inc.
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 2, 1965 (1965-03-02) (US)
Running time
174 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$8.2 million[2][3]
Box office$286.2 million[2]

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical movie. It was directed by Robert Wise. It stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The movie is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The songs were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical was based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. The movie is about a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. The Sound of Music contains several popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", and the title song, "The Sound of Music".

The Sound of Music was shot on location in Salzburg, Austria; the state of Bavaria in Germany; and at the 20th Century Fox studios in California, USA. The movie won five Academy Awards including Best Picture. It displaced Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time. The cast album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the movie for preservation in the National Film Registry as it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Sound of Music (1965): Original Print Information". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Sound of Music". The Numbers. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  3. Solomon, Aubrey (1989). Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-810-84244-1.