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Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and with the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Ernest Lehman wrote the screenplay.
The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "The Lonely Goatherd", as well as the title song.
The movie version was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria and Bavaria in Germany (West Germany at the time), and also at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California. It was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO by Ted D. McCord. It won an Academy Award for Best Picture and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.
|Directed by||Robert Wise|
|Produced by||Robert Wise|
|Written by||Howard Lindsay (book)|
Russel Crouse (book)
Maria von Trapp (autobiography)
|Music by||Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (new songs for film)|
|Cinematography||Ted D. McCord|
|Editing by||William Reynolds|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
|Release date(s)||March 2, 1965|
|Running time||174 min.|
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