In March 1965 the film of The Sound of Music was released - and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical began. Rarely has a film so captured the love and imagination of the public, blending history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion and the yodelling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate "Sound of Music" fan book with all the inside information - the real-life story of the Von Trapps, the behind the dramas of the casting - we all know that Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer played Maria and Captain Von Trapp, but who else had been considered? – and the many hazards of shooting the film on location. We learn how some of the iconic songs came into being and what the actors really thought of it. Tom Santopietro knows all and will tell all. The Sound of Music Story is a book for everyone who cherishes this classic musical.
The Sound of Music is a classic film cherished in the hearts of millions. It won five Oscars, including Best Picture, upon its release in 1965. This tribute to a Hollywood classic is sure to thrill everyone who's ever sung along to "My Favorite Things" at one of the many screenings that still take place today. Through interviews with the cast and crew, in-depth access to memorabilia and personal scrapbooks and archival research at Fox Studios, author Julia Antopol Hirsch reveals the lively human story behind the making of the von Trapp family film. Fans will learn what motivated Christopher Plummer to take the part of the Captain, the challenges Julie Andrews faced filming the iconic opening scene and what life was like on an Austrian set for the seven children actors. This engaging celebration is the ultimate insider's guide to America's favorite movie.
Agathe von Trapp, the oldest daughter in the Trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music. The courageous family and events immortalized in the beloved Broadway musical and hit Hollywood film come vibrantly alive in these pages, and Agathe’s post-Sound of Music life is equally compelling.
The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film--recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among the most produced musicals by professional and amateur companies around the world. This book tells the full story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph – all from an eyewitness to the events themselves. Wilk brings a musical theater historian's eye to the work, along with his passionate involvement as a witness to this history. For anyone and everyone who has ever thrilled to The Sound of Music, this book will be a must.
Fifty years after its release, The Sound of Music (1965) remains the most profitable and recognisable film musical ever made. Quickly consolidating its cultural authority, the Hollywood film soon eclipsed the German film and Broadway musical that preceded it to become one of the most popular cultural reference points of the twenty-first century. In this fresh exploration, Caryl Flinn foregrounds the film's iconic musical numbers, arguing for their central role in the film's longevity and mass appeal. Stressing the unique emotional bond audiences establish with The Sound of Music, Flinn traces the film's prehistories, its place amongst the tumultuous political, social and cultural events of the 1960s, and its spirited afterlife among fans around the world.
A Behind-The-Scenes Celebration of the World's Favorite Musical
Author: Ben Nussbaum
Pubpsher: i5 Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
One of the best known and best loved movies around the world, The Sound of Music tells the story of family, romance, and finding joy amid the political strife of 1938 Austria. This cinematic classic, with its beloved characters and unforgettable songs, continues to attract new fans fifty years after its 1965 release. Filled with colorful photographs and little-known facts about the film, the actors, and the music, this volume is a must-have collector’s edition for fans. INSIDE THE SOUND OF MUSIC: The history of the movie from the book that became a play to its big-screen adaptation. The legendary Julie Andrews and the portrayal of Maria von Trapp that won her a place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts everywhere The film’s Captain von Trapp, Christopher Plummer, and his hesitancy about making the shift from stage to screen The story of the real Maria and Georg von Trapp and the obstacles they overcame The seven young actors who played the von Trapp children and their lives, friendships, and careers following those pivotal roles The creative masterminds behind the movie magic: director Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman Interesting trivia about the movie, the music, and the people who made it memorable
Release on 2009-09-01 | by Bert Fink,Dan Andreasen,Bruce Foster
Author: Bert Fink,Dan Andreasen,Bruce Foster
Pubpsher: Simon & Schuster
The much-loved tale of Maria and the von Trapp family is magically brought to life in this spectacular pop-up format. Based on the classic musical, this pop-up book transports the reader from the peaceful abbey to the lush green hills and breathtaking Austrian Alps. With intricate visual pops and lyrics from some of the memorable songs, such as 'My Favourite Things', 'Edelweiss', and 'Do-Re-Mi', The Sound of Music pop-up is sure to become a favourite thing in any family's library.