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 postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing love and music into the lives of the family, she marries the officer and together with the children find a way to survive the loss of their homeland to the Nazis.
The film was released on March 2, 1965, in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release. Although critical response to the film was mixed, the film was a major commercial success, becoming the number one box office movie after four weeks, and the highest-grossing film of 1965. By November 1966, The Sound of Music had become the highest-grossing film of all-time—surpassing Gone with the Wind—and held that distinction for five years. The film was just as popular throughout the world, breaking previous box-office records in twenty-nine countries. Following an initial theatrical release that lasted four and a half years, and two successful re-releases, the film sold 283 million admissions worldwide and earned a total worldwide gross of $286,000,000.
The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film also received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical. In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) listed The Sound of Music as the fifty-fifth greatest American movie of all time, and the fourth greatest movie musical. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
01 Maria - Prelude And The Sound Of Music
02 Orchestra and Nuns Chorus - Overture and Preludium (Dixit Dominus)
03 Nuns Chorus - Morning Hymn and Alleluia
04 Nuns Chorus - Maria
05 Maria - I Have Confidence
06 Rolf and Liesl - Sixteen Going on Seventeen
07 Maria - My Favorite Things
08 Maria and the Children - Do-Re-Mi
09 The Children and the Captain - The Sound of Music
10 Maria and the Children - The Lonely Goatherd
11 The Children - So Long, Farewell
12 Mother Abbess - Climb Ev'ry Mountain
13 Maria and the Captain - Something Good
14 Organ, Orchestra and Nuns Chorus - Processional and Maria
15 The Captain, Maria, the Children and Chorus - Edelweiss
16 Chorus and Orchestra - Climb Ev'ry Moutain (Reprise)
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