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The Sound of Music

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The Sound of Music, motion picture about a religious young governess who brings music and happiness to a widower’s large family, set in Austria during World War II (1939-1945). Released in 1965, this box-office hit earned Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best film editing, best sound, and best musical score. Julie Andrews stars as Maria, the governess who takes a job in Captain Von Trapp’s (played by Christopher Plummer) household caring for his seven children. Maria teaches the children to sing, and she and the captain begin to fall in love. When the Germans invade Austria, Von Trapp and his family flee the country. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the songs, including ‘Do Re Mi’ and ‘My Favorite Things.’

The Sound of Music has several nominations and award to it credit, among these prestigious awards are:

  • Academy Award for Best Picture (1965)
  • Academy Award for Best Director (1965): Robert Wise
  • Academy Award for Best Film Editing (1965): William H. Reynolds
  • Academy Award for Best Music—Scoring of Music Adaptation or Treatment (1965): Irwin Kostal
  • Academy Award for Best Sound (1965): James P. Corcoran (20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department), Fred Hynes (Todd-AO Sound Department)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture—Musical/Comedy (1966)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture—Musical/Comedy (1966): Julie Andrews

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