The Sound of Music (1965)
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Directed by: Robert Wise
Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Peggy Wood
The Sound of Music ranked # 55 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. 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.
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 Germany, and also at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California.
The film, which was released in 1965, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Robert Wise won an Academy Award for Directing for the film, which stars Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp.
The film grossed over $158 million at the North American box office. Adjusted for ticket price inflation this is the equivalent of $911 million at 2006 prices, putting it third on the list of all time inflation adjusted box office hits according to boxofficemojo.com. The soundtrack album on the RCA Victor label has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
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