Winner '65:
First Saw It:
The Sound of Music
June 30, 2000, in the Cornell University Film Forum
Bridesmaids: Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools, A Thousand Clowns
My Vote: Among these options, The Sound of Music is easily my favorite thing
Overlooked: Woman in the Dunes, Contempt, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Repulsion


The Sound of Music
First screened in June 2000 / Most recently screened in November 2006
Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Marni Nixon, Daniel Truhitte, Norma Varden. Screenplay: Ernest Lehman (based on the stage musical, with music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and book by Harold Lindsay and Russel Crouse).

Twitter Capsule: People's sweet tooths vary, but this is smartly engineered pop filmmaking. Brims with energy. Rich in feeling.

VOR:   I couldn't in good faith swear to a hardcore cinephile that this is unmissable filmmaking but its cultural legacy is tremendous. Among the savviest stage-to-screen overhauls.



Photo © 1965 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Robert Wise
Best Actress: Julie Andrews
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Wood
Best Cinematography (Color): Ted D. McCord
Best Art Direction (Color): Boris Leven; Ruby R. Levitt & Walter M. Scott
Best Costume Design (Color): Dorothy Jeakins
Best Film Editing: William Reynolds
Best Score (Adaptation or Treatment): Irwin Kostal
Best Sound: James Corcoran & Fred Hynes

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Director: Robert Wise
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Julie Andrews
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Wood

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Writers Guild of America: Best Written American Musical

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