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The Sound of Music was on a roll. The fee was good for one airing. During the Cold War, the BBC programmed the film to play on a day-loop in the event of a nuclear strike. The studios scrambled to replicate that success, commissioning a series of musical transfers, including such famous box office bombs as Doctor Doolittle , Camelot , and Hello Dolly. Hollywood was discovering, in its seriously expensive way, The Sound of Music was an altogether unlikely hit. A song-heavy musical, featuring minimal plotting and hardly any choreography, it could not have been less fashionable, even as musicals go. Its Tony-winning source material, which premiered on Broadway in , seemed to mark the end of an era.
It would surprise no one, perhaps, to learn that Julie Andrews travels with her own teakettle. On a late afternoon last winter she and Christopher Plummer met me at the Loews Regency Hotel, in Manhattan, to talk about the 50th anniversary of the movie version of The Sound of Music, which is being re-released in theaters in April. For anyone who saw it originally, in , it hardly seems possible that so much time has passed. Now that Plummer is 85 and Andrews is 79, you can imagine how they feel. It was during the filming of The Sound of Music that Andrews and Plummer began a friendship, which, half a century later, is still going strong. Edwards and Andrews had been married for 41 years; Plummer has been married to his wife, Elaine, since
Thing you know everything there is to know about the Von Trapps? Think again! The hills are alive! They fell into it so easily. We gotta re-do your whole costume. We care so much now. I just had a good time.
The opening scene of Andrews twirling on the mountaintop may look effortless, but it was anything but. - Julie looked elegant in her monochrome attire, which consisted of a smart black trouser suit which she paired with a white top. With her short blonde hair swept to the side, the actress cut a youthful dash on the red carpet, as she emphasised her glowing completion with dewy make-up and a pretty pink lip.
Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Edit The Sound of Music Showing all items. Julie Andrews sang "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" to the children in the cast to entertain them between shooting.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music," and in part of the remembrance and celebration, The Huffington Post was able to interview Julie Andrews about what it was like to actually film the now-iconic movie. Dame Julie is as sweet and dignified as you'd expect, even while discussing the veracity of old drinking legends and how she'll never live it down that she actually made fun of the von Trapp family singers with Carol Burnett at Carnegie Hall , years before starring in "The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews was repeatedly thrown hard to the ground by a helicopter's down draft as it passed too close while filmmakers tried to capture the iconic aerial scene. As Tom Santopietro details in his new book, The Sound of Music Story , Julie Andrews was knocked down for about half of 10 takes where she'd walk up the mountain, start spinning and lip-syncing, only to have the helicopter's down draft push her into the grass and mud. Andrews further explained to HuffPost that it was a jet-engined helicopter and she actually attempted to signal for a wider path that would avoid knocking her down. Unfortunately there was no luck:. It approached me from one end of the field with a very brave cameraman hanging outside of it with his camera and no door.