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The Sound of Music (film)

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical's book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing and teaching love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with the children they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith.

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In the opening sequence, when Maria is twirling about in the Mountains, singing-That was shot via helicopter from above. However, on numerous takes, the helicopter created such a strong down breeze whilst filming that it kept knocking Maria down. Thankfully, they finally got the shot just right, and of course, it turned out wonderfully in the movie.

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One of the most memorable songs from the film.

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An iconic moment from the film.

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A look at the cast at the time of filming and a look at the cast in present day.

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14 Little-Known Facts About The Sound of Music

Apparently Christopher Plummer (the dad) despised the movie and Julie Andrews almost didn't get cast!

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They are remaking the thearter version however I will always know Maria as Julie Andrews and that is not easy to do regardless of which version you are making, Julie Andrew is legend however I will be watching. Second we do not need a sound of music for the next generation there are some things that are timeless. Sound of music is one of them.

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