Editor's NoteShot 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.
The Sound of Music (45th Anniversary Edition) (1965) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 11/8/2010 5:15 AM
|Through the years Julie Andrews has had an amazing career on the big screen (I'm not discounting her stage work, just not discussing it here). From her first big screen starring role in Mary Poppins (for which she took home an Oscar) through The Sound of Music (1965), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Victor Victoria, and even more recent entries like The Princess Diaries, Andrews has proven time again that she is a formidable filmic presence. Even when she is in a film you don't particularly enjoy, there is something about watching Andrews in it that carries the whole thing through....read the full review|
|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|
|"Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens...these are a few of my favorite things."----Maria (Julie Andrews), singing to the children|
|"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|
|"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)|
Great family movie!2/23/2014
Saw this movie years ago and just recently rented it. I had to buy it to watch over and over again. It is such a wholesome family movie. The music and the scenery is just breath taking.
3 Discs in one!! "Awesome!!!"1/16/2014
The movie is "timeless"...but this version, with 3 different discs, Blue-ray, DVD regular, and the history of making this movie and historical von Trapp family background and updates, makes it "priceless" as well. Thank you!!!
Classic Movie in HD1/15/2014
One of the best movie classics in HD. This Blu-Ray edition is stunning. Highly recommended.