The Sound of Music (1965)

A saccharine panegyric to the godlike transcendence magic of music, TSOM dissects its theoretical foundations with precisional voice-work, glorious Rodgers & Hammerstein songs, romance, adventure, fine performances, and unbridled happiness in the breathtaking alpine meadows bursting with life. 9.5/10.

Plot Synopsis: A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

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