11 March, 2015

The Sound of Music

«The Happiest Sound In All The World!»

“Wednesday Movie Club” at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine offered screening of the musical drama film «The Sound of Music» (1965) to all who wish to improve their language skills.

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film directed and produced by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and the screenplay written by Ernest Lehman.

Based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film 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 was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria; the state of Bavaria in Germany; and at the 20th Century Fox studios in California, United States. It was photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format by Ted D. McCord.

The film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and displaced Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all-time while the accompanying soundtrack album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The film has popularized songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", "The Lonely Goatherd", and the title song, "The Sound of Music".

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry as it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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