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The Sound of Music [1965 film] (1965)

by Robert Wise (Director/Producer)

Other authors: Leon Alton (Actor), Julie Andrews (Actor), Gertrude Astor (Actor), Bil Baird (Puppeteer), Cora Baird (Puppeteer)52 more, Evadne Baker (Actor), Frank Baker (Actor), Claire Bloom (Actor), Herman Boden (Actor), Marc Breaux (Choreagrapher), Josephine Brown (Women's Costumer), Alan Callow (Actor), Charmian Carr (Actor), Steve Carruthers (Actor), Angela Cartwright (Actor), Saul Chaplin (Associate producer), Duane Chase (Actor), Russel Crouse (Writer), George Hurdalek (Writer), James Gonzalez (Actor), Oscar Hammerstein II (Music), Nicholas Hammond (Actor), Sam Harris (Actor), Richard Haydn (Actor), George Hurdalek (Writer), Dick James (Men's Costumer), Dorothy Jeakins (Actor), Kym Karath (Actor), Irwin Kostal (Conductor & Music Arrangement), Ada Beth Lee (Actor), Anna Lee (Actor), Bill Lee (Singer), Ernest Lehman (Screenwriter), Peter Levathes (Studio Executive), Boris Leven (Production Design), Howard Lindsay (Writer), Doris Lloyd (Actor), Doris Lloyd (Actor), Margery MacKay (Singer), Ted McCord (Cinematography), Heather Menzies (Actor), Portia Nelson (Actor), Marni Nixon (Actor), Eleanor Parker (Actor), Christopher Plummer (Actor), William Reynolds (Film Editor.), Richard Rodgers (Composer), Bert Stevens (Actor), Gilchrist Stuart (Actor), Maria Augusta Trapp (Author), Daniel Truhitte (Actor), Debbie Turner (Actor), Norma Varden (Actor), Dee Dee Wood (Choreagrapher), Peggy Wood (Actor), Ben Wright (Actor), Richard D. Zanuck (Executive Producer)

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A young girl named Maria is uncertain about her decision to enter a religious order. While deciding what to do, she becomes the governess of the seven Von Trapp children who live with their widowed father, a former captain in the Austrian navy.

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Acting: 5.0; Theme: 5.0; Language: 5.0; Content: 5.0; Overall: 5.0

A young novitiate is sent by her convent in 1930s Austria to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer. Highly recommend.

***September 15, 2021*** ( )
  jntjesussaves | Dec 24, 2021 |
This movie was beautifully cast and well acted. The scene of Maria and the Captain dancing is one of my all time favorites. ( )
  Eurekas | Aug 21, 2021 |
Five stars for Julie Andrews and the scenery. Two stars for just about everything else. A few of the songs are memorable, though it just reminds me of Coltrane's version of "My Favorite Things." ( )
  datrappert | Mar 4, 2019 |
A governess brings music and joy back into a motherless home; also, Nazis.

It has it's moments - nowhere near enough of them to warrant a three-hour movie, but they're in there. The songs are great, but they aren't great film music. They rarely do anything to advance the story, there's too many of them, and they go on for too long (often with nothing happening on screen while they're sung).

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: B

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.1/4 ( )
  comfypants | Dec 2, 2015 |
One of the best musical film I have ever watched. When I was little, I used to sit and watch this and dream of one day, I will see Salzburg, Austria or even the house of the Von Trapp on the film! :-) (that if it still exists). ( )
  Marnelli_P | Jan 2, 2013 |
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I was not as bored as I had expected to be by The Sound of Music. There is something interesting about any man-made product that approaches perfection of its kind, also about any exercise of supreme professional skill, and this was both: pure, unadulterated kitsch, not a false note, not a whiff of reality; and every detail so carefully worked out, all moving along so smoothly in the familiar tracks, sparing one the slightest effort, all the seeing and feeling and hearing done for one by competent, highly paid professionals. I came out full of goodwill toward all humanity, even Dean Rusk, feeling it was a pretty good old world after all.
added by SnootyBaronet | editEsquire, Dwight Macdonald
The audience for a movie of this kind becomes the lowest common denominator of feeling: a sponge... And the phenomenon at the center of the monetary phenomenon? Julie Andrews, with the clean, scrubbed look and the unyieldingly high spirits; the good sport who makes the best of everything; the girl who’s so unquestionably good that she carries this one dimension like a shield. The perfect, perky schoolgirl, the adorable tomboy, the gawky colt. Sexless, inhumanly happy, the sparkling maid, a mind as clean and well brushed as her teeth...

Yet there was a spider on the valentine: the sinister, unpleasant, archly decadent performance Christopher Plummer gives as the baron, he of the thin, twisted smile — my candidate for the man least likely to be accepted as a hero. Even the monstrously ingenious technicians who made this movie couldn’t put together a convincing mate for Super-Goody Two-Shoes.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wise, RobertDirector/Producerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alton, LeonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, JulieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astor, GertrudeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baird, BilPuppeteersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baird, CoraPuppeteersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, EvadneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, FrankActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloom, ClaireActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boden, HermanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Breaux, MarcChoreagraphersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, JosephineWomen's Costumersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Callow, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carr, CharmianActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carruthers, SteveActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cartwright, AngelaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaplin, SaulAssociate producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chase, DuaneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crouse, RusselWritersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
George HurdalekWritersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gonzalez, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammerstein II, OscarMusicsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammond, NicholasActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, SamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haydn, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurdalek, GeorgeWritersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, DickMen's Costumersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeakins, DorothyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Karath, KymActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kostal, IrwinConductor & Music Arrangementsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Ada BethActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, AnnaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, BillSingersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lehman, ErnestScreenwritersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levathes, PeterStudio Executivesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leven, BorisProduction Designsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, HowardWritersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, DorisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, DorisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacKay, MargerySingersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCord, TedCinematographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menzies, HeatherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, PortiaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nixon, MarniActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, EleanorActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Plummer, ChristopherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, WilliamFilm Editor.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodgers, RichardComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, BertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stuart, GilchristActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trapp, Maria AugustaAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Truhitte, DanielActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turner, DebbieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Varden, NormaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, Dee DeeChoreagraphersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, PeggyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, BenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zanuck, Richard D.Executive Producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Film based on the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical which was based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.
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