Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Sound of Music 1965

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #20 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

The Sound of Music (1965)

Okay, how did a movie like Pulp Fiction rate higher than The Sound of Music?  A classic movie featuring the amazing voice and talent of Julie Andrews.  I don't have any clue how many times I have watched the story of a novitiate who is a square peg in a round hole until she is sent to act as governess to the von Trapp family and falls in love, gets married and escapes from the Nazis.  What is not to love about this movie?

Even if you've never watched it, I bet you sang the songs in music class in school.





Academy Awards, USA 1966

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Robert Wise
Robert Wise couldn't attend the award ceremony, as he was busy filmingThe Sand Pebbles (1966) in ... More
Best Director
Robert Wise
Robert Wise couldn't attend the award ceremony, as he was busy filmingThe Sand Pebbles (1966) in ... More
Best Sound
James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox SSD)
Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD) 
Best Film Editing
William Reynolds 
Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment
Irwin Kostal 
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Julie Andrews 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Peggy Wood 
Best Cinematography, Color
Ted D. McCord 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
Boris Leven
Walter M. Scott
Ruby R. Levitt 
Best Costume Design, Color
Dorothy Jeakins