The Sound of Music
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The Sound of Music

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With Tom Santopietro


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New York


The Sound of Music

The Sound of MusicWith Tom Santopietro

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the most popular movie musical in history, Tom Santopietro’s fun and fact filled talk on The Sound of Music is sure to entertain everyone who has ever seen and loved the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Beginning with fascinating behind the scenes stories of the filming in Salzburg and the intriguing casting decisions that informed the film, Tom mixes film clips and his work as a film historian and acclaimed author (the New York Times Editor’s Choice Considering Doris Day) to analyze why The Sound of Music remains beloved by multiple generations the world over, and what its extraordinary hold on audiences tells us about our lives in the 21st century.

Based upon his upcoming book about the film phenomenon, for which he has the full cooperation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization, Tom’s presentation is a witty yet thoughtful discussion of how the film catapulted Julie Andrews to superstardom, the reactions of the real life von Trapps to the film, and the elements that made the film the feel-good classic of all time.

For anyone who remembers Julie Andrews mountaintop twirl amidst the breathtaking Austrian scenery and the lasting feeling of joy created by the film, here is a chance to experience a great and entertaining mix ofHollywoodhistory and American culture.

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