The Sound of Music film locations in the Berchtesgadener Land
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American Musical film directed and produced by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It was filmed on location in Salzburg, Berchtesgadener Land and at the 20th Century Fox studios in California. Based on the book “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”, the film is about a young woman who leaves a convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. The Sound of Music contains several popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", "The Lonely Goatherd", and the title song, "The Sound of Music". The film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and displaced “Gone with the Wind” as the highest-grossing film of all-time. The cast album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry.