Sound of Music-45th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray)

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 217183328
UPC 024543672906
UPC 14 00024543672906
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/8/2013
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Shot in Salzburg against the majestic Bavarian Alps, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered one of the greatest screen musicals ever made. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise), the film, based on a real family and their true events, tells the story of a young postulate, Maria (Julie Andrews), who, after proving too high-spirited for the Mother Abess and other nuns, is sent off to work as a governess to seven unruly children. The Von Trapp family is run, in military style, by the seemingly cold-hearted Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a lonely widowed naval officer. Seeing how badly he and his children need companionship, he proposes to the Baroness Schraeder (Eleanor Parker), a calculating, mutual friend of beloved family friend Max Detweiler (Richard Haydn). It is the baroness who soon realizes that it's Maria--with her warmth and love for the children--the captain really loves. It is nearly bliss for the newly formed family who loves to sing together--except for the cloud looming over their beloved Austrian horizon: Hitler is ascending to power, forcing Von Trapp to decide whether to join the Nazi party--which he loathes--or force his family to leave their home forever. One of the most memorable scores ever written (by Rodgers and Hammerstein) and breathtaking performances by Andrews, Plummer, and the seven children mark this classic as one of the world's most favorite films.
Plot Summary
Summary This classic musical set amid the splendor of Austria's Alps chronicles a young governess's budding romance with her employer and the family's daring flight from Nazi rule. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Actress--Julie Andrews. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best (Adapted) Score, Best Editing.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens...these are a few of my favorite things."--Maria (Julie Andrews), singing to the children
Quote "Do, a deer, a female deer. Ray, a drop of golden sun. Me, a name I call myself. Fa, a long, long way to run."--Maria and the children, learning to sing together
Quote "Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me. Soft and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me."--Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), singing to the children (a song now used as the Austrian National Anthem)
Entertainment Weekly "...Beloved..." -- Rating: A 01/20/1995 p.61,"...Great, gaudy entertainment..." 09/08/2000 p.62
Total Film "[I]t's wonderful....Julie Andrews is irresistible..." 02/01/2004 p.120
Premiere 4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he collaboration takes on a serious edge, making it one of the precious few old-school musicals in which the action doesn't grind to a screeching halt every time a song starts." 12/01/2005 p.184
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "Julie Andrews' 1965 heroine is hard to beat...combining innocent enthusiasm with comic timing and a soaring soprano voice." 10/01/2007 p.58
Robert Wise
Christopher Plummer
Julie Andrews
Cast & Crew
Peggy Wood - Star
Richard Haydn - Star
Heather Menzies - Star
Angela Cartwright - Star
Eleanor Parker - Star
Nicholas Hammond - Star
Norma Varden - Star
Christopher Plummer - Star
Ben Wright - Star
Julie Andrews - Star
Dorothy Jeakins - Costume Designer
William H. Reynolds - Editor
Ernest Lehman - Writer
L. B. Abbott - Special Effects
Walter M. Scott - Set Designer
Robert Wise - Producer
Ted McCord - Cinematographer
Emil Jr. Kosa - Special Effects
Boris Leven - Producer
Richard Rodgers - Composer
Irwin Kostal - Composer
Saul Chaplin - Associate Producer
Dee Dee Wood - Choreographer
Robert Wise - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1965
UPC 00024543672906
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 349 minutes
Color Color
Name Robert Wise
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Irwin Kostal
Award Category Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, Book, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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