Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn
A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.
This is one of the most beloved musicals that as ever been made. This movie is based on a true story of the Von Trapp family. They made the story of the singing family's escape from the Nazis a movie filled with happiness and song and dance. I mean the Nazis were after them. There is nothing to be light about in any way. The Nazis loved to kill people for really no reason at all, so it is odd that this movie was not made into a drama instead, since the story itself is so serious.
I am not a huge fan of musicals, but this is a really good movie. The movie has a mood through most of the movie that keeps the viewer happier and feeling lighter. That is the main reason why the movie is so popular. Fans of all ages know the songs from the movie. This is one of the most clean cut family movie that Hollywood has ever made. Decades after the movie was made and released the Von Trapp family was still talked about on television.
The cast for the movie was brilliant. Julie Andrews out shined the rest of the cast. When you speak of the movie, the first thing that pops in your mind is the image of Julie Andrews. She was the star of the movie and the face of the movie. This is how it will always be throughout time. Christopher Plummer was wonderful in the movie. He turned out to be an incredible actor in the future. Eleanor Parker was great in the film. It is Julie Andrews that overshadowed both of them in the movie.
The sets and the back drops of the movie were the best. The look of the house was breathtakingly beautiful. That is a house that I would want to live in. Every part of the movie look just right to put you inside that movie to make you believe it was actually happening before your eyes.
This is one of those movie that everyone needs to watch at least once in your life. It is also a movie that you may want to add to your own private collection. It is worth it. Enjoy.
The Sound of Music (1965) Trailer