The Sound of Music – Movie review
After the enormous success of the staged musical “The Sound of Music” which was written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein and which was performed of the famous and acclaimed Broadway for almost 1500 times and was winner of the six Tony awards and sold more than three million records at the same time, Robert Wise has now produced and directed a film having the same name is all set to be hit the TV screens today.
If we go back to the history, same name movie released in the year 1965 was nominated in 10 categories of the Oscars in the same year and eventually won in 5 of those categories. They were of the best musical adoption, best script, best sound recording, best director and best film.
Julie Andrews who is doing the leading role in the film and who is having an impeccable start to her film career has once said in an interview that it will be her honor to be part of a film which has brought happiness to so many people. The role of ‘Baroness’ played by Eeanor Parker remembered the film even today and she too feels proud to be part of the film and to have acted in it.
The child artists of the drama, although almost all of them were non-trained and amateurs and did not took up stage as their career on the later stages of their lies and entered into a different styles of careers now are living in different parts of the world but still they feel that they are having some binding with the drama. Charmian Carr who played the role of Liesl in the drama once said that “those trapp children still feel that they are part of a one big family.
The producer and director Robert Wise once said that it was not clear to the producers at the start that the film will get such a great success. As a matter of fact everyone involved were actually felt a big surprise when the ultimate success came to them. Wise contributes the success to many factors like, a moving family story which appeals to many people, a true story telling, the lovely city of Salzburg which provides an unforgettable backdrop and what left was done by extremely talented actors and actresses.
The film The Sound of Music as we said above is based on a true story. Maria von Kutschera who was born in Vienna, was having a life of a novice candidate at the Benedictine Convert on Nonnberg in Salzburg to which she was sent by her Mother Superior as a governess of the household of Baron Georg von Trapp to look after his seven children who were motherless. Shortly Maria marries Baron and in the early 30’s she finds choir group for which she takes part in frequent public performances when the family starts living in Austria.