Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Sound of Music: 50 Years

The Sound of Music (1965) is a movie that needs no introduction. If you haven't seen it then something is wrong with you!

This year The Sound of Music turns 50. It is one of the most iconic films of all time along with Gone With the Wind (both have dresses made from curtains!) and The Wizard of Oz. I thought I would take a closer look over the next few days at the costumes (which were recently auctioned off for monumental sums), the movie locations in Salzburg, Austria and some behind-the-scenes photos and video clips. Here are some paper dolls to look at while you're waiting for the rest of my posts.

Andrews and Plummer at the TCM Festival
Andrews and Plummer Reminisce


Buy the 50th Anniversery 5-disc Ultimate Collectors Edition on blu-ray today! It's loaded with awesome Special Features!

·        Blu-ray Disc 1:
o    Feature Film Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound
o    Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz
o    Music Machine Sing-Along
o    Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise
·         Blu-ray Disc 2:
o    Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music, an All-New Interactive “Backlot Tour” with In-Depth Featurettes on the Songs, the Stage Show & Movie, the Film and Sound Restoration and the Real-Life von Trapp Family
o    A City of Song — Virtual Map of Filming Locations in Salzburg, Austria
o    Vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music Programs
o    Screen Tests, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!
·         Blu-ray Disc 3:
·         DVD Disc 4:
o    Feature Film In Standard Definition
o    Newly Remastered Picture and Sound
o    Optional Sing-Along Track
o    Music Machine Sing-Along
o    The Sound of Music Tour – A Living Story
·         Disc 5 – Exclusive 50th Anniversary Soundtrack (featuring a selection of international performances of SOM musical favorites)
View the rest of my Sound of Music posts here!
All images found via Pinterest

UPDATE: Don't miss the one hour special on ABC tonight (3/18/15) at 10pm ET. Diane Sawyer goes to all the sites in Austria where the movie was filmed and Julie Andrews shares behind-the-scenes stories. You can also watch it on YOUTUBE.



  1. I love the paper dolls! The outfits look exactly like the costumes from the movie...actually a rare thing, it seems, for movie-based paper dolls. Looking very much forward to more Sound of Music info! :-)

    And, that meme is extremely hilarious! :D

    1. Thanks! I wish Maria's face looked a little better but everything else is perfect. I found some great pictures!