When the 1965 musical drama film “The Sound of Music” was released, it took the world by storm. Starring Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews, the film is an adaptation of a stage musical from 1959 that had the same name. The musical was a Rodgers and Hammerstein production, and the screenplay for the film was written by Ernest Lehman. Both the musical and the film were based on a book written by a woman named Maria von Trapp, who is also the protagonist in the film.
“The Sound of Music” is about a young Austrian woman who was studying to be a nun in Salzburg, Austria. In 1938, the heroine was sent to the home of a retired naval officer who was a widower with seven children. “Maria,” the young postulant, was to serve as a governess to the children. In the movie, she and the naval officer, Mr. Von Trapp, fell in love and married. Not long after their marriage, the captain was recruited by the Nazis to serve them in World War II. To escape, the family walked over the Austrian Alps to freedom in America.
The True Story Behind “The Sound of Music”
The story is slightly different from the actual Trapp family story, but it is based on their true story. the movie was a huge commercial success and became number one in the box office after only four weeks. Also, it was the highest-grossing film during the year it was released, and later that year, became the highest-grossing film of all time, a distinction that it held for five more years.
Awards Won for “The Sound of Music”
The movie received the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. It also received three additional Academy Awards and won Best Motion Picture and Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards.
Maria von Trapp Teaches Julie Andrews to Yodel
In the video below, Maria von Trapp gives Julie Andrews her opinion of her performance in the film, and she also teaches her the proper way to yodel.
They’re both amazing at yodeling! Two legends.