This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Sound Of Music Essay

1606 words - 7 pages

Research Paper: The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is an American Musical Film. Being released in 1965 The Sound of Music was directed and produced by Robert Wise, although he was not the first choice, he did indeed proved to be the best. It won five Oscars and it was nominated for another Five (The Sound of Music). Richard Rodgers wrote the music with the lyrics done by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family, who escaped Nazi-ruled Austria in 1938, this film dominated the 1965 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Score Adaptation and Editing (The Sound of Music (1965)).
The Sound of Music is based on a true story. At the end of ...view middle of the document...

During the 1965 film, The lead character, governess Maria, was played by Julie Andrews, who started out as a Broadway actress, but gained international fame by her roles in ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ (Weber). Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She is the recipient of Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, and Theatre World Award (“Julie Andrews”). In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace (“Julie Andrews”).
Another lead character in this film was Captain Von Trapp, otherwise known as Christopher Plummer. Plummer remains one of the most respected and honored actors in the English Language. Plummer remains one of the most respected and honored actors performing in the English language. According to IMBD he has won two Emmy Awards out of six nominations stretching 46 years from 1959 and 2005, and one Genie Award in five nominations from 1980 to 2004. IMBD also stated that for his stage work, Plummer has racked up two Tony Awards on six nominations, the first in 1974 as Best Actor (Musical) for the title role in "Cyrano" and the second in 1997, as Best Actor (Play), in "Barrymore" (Christopher Plummer).
The director of ‘The Sound of Music’, Robert Wise has had an impressive career. He gained fame as an editor for ‘Citizen Kane’. He won his first Oscar as best director for ‘West Side Story’ in 1961, his second as producer when the film also won in the ‘Best Film’ category. His third and fourth Oscar was with ‘The Sound of Music’. In 1988 Wise received the D.W. Griffith award, the highest honor of the Directors Guild of America. Robert Wise passed away in 2005 (NY Times, 2005).
The story takes place in Austria, where retired naval officer Captain von Trapp is looking for a governess for his seven children. Maria is a nun who keeps breaking the rules and is therefore send out of the convent to become von Trapp’s new governess. Maria makes live for the children fun with music and playtime, something they were not used to. Captain von Trapp has at that time a relationship with a wealthy baroness but slowly falls for the quirky Maria. It seems to be a happy ending but when the captain and Maria return from their honeymoon, the captain is called out to join the German army to fight for Nazi Germany. Captain von Trapp is not willing to join the German army so after a musical performance he, Maria and the children escape through the hills to Switzerland. (The Sound Of Music)
The Sound of Music was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria; the state of Bavaria in Germany and at the 20th Century Fox studios in California, USA. It was photographed in 70mm Todd-AO format by Ted D. McCord (The Sound of Music (film)). The opening scene and aerial shots were filmed in Anif (Anif Palace), Mondsee, and Salzkammergut (Fuschl am...

Other Papers Like Sound of Music

Truly Music? Essay

295 words - 2 pages  Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική . The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions, through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and

Reggae Music Essay

1079 words - 5 pages -wordy way, by affecting the physiological mode of the body, causing one to move and dance, but it also encourages one to think. It all has to do with sound. Music is organized sound which contains both social worth and value in today's society, due to its story like lyrics and it's method of presentation.Those who organize these sounds into patterns are the composers and performers. Humans have hands and feet. They clap and they dance. We all

Music

394 words - 2 pages The chills you get when listening to music are caused by the release of dopamine in your body. Scientists recruited people who reliably get shivers when listening to an affective score. The chills are a consistent, in the moment measure of pleasure than asking how test subjects felt. Scientists used brain-imaging techniques that revealed that the music caused dopamine peaks coupled with emotional arousal.  The release of dopamine during music

Appreciation of Two Jazz Music

639 words - 3 pages played by cello and violin. The music made by violin and cello sound like the voices of heroine and hero in the story of Butterfly Lovers a Chinese folk tale. The music tells what happens between the two lovers. Similarly in this music, the music made by cello sounds like the voice of a gentleman, and the music made by piano sounds like a murmure of a lady. There is a conversation between them. The man expresses his love passionately, and the man

Annotated Bibliography

1736 words - 7 pages America that filed the suit said that this network contributed to the great losses in revenue collection through the many years from 2006. This source is valuable because in reveals the desperate times of the music industry which tries to make money through the talent promotion in music. Siwek, Stephen E. The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the U.S. Economy. The Institute for Policy Innovation. 2007. Web. Retrieved from http://www.ipi.org

European Music History

612 words - 3 pages of musical style in Europe? Why or why not? I don't think language is a reliable separation of musical style in Europe because even if people from different countries speak the same languages, they might have different types of styles. For example, Ireland and Scotland are grouped together but their music is a bit different. They both play bagpipes but they produce different sound qualities and volumes.

Benefits of Studying Music

537 words - 3 pages Chelsie Brady Comp II 402 Pamela Webb February 24, 2014 What if there was something you could do that makes you smarter, benefits health, reduces stress and helps brain development. Making music does that and more. (It is also a potential career). The no child left behind act states art as a core classes yet it is not being offered to everyone. The benefits of music should be better understood and classes should be added to school programs

Through The Ages Of Musicality

1863 words - 8 pages The birds flutter in the moist air as the villagers gather by the emerald sea. A sound comes from an instrument foreign to the New World. The villagers hold each other hands and start to dance in an opened circle, matching the rhythm of the music being produced. At the start of the open circle, a man swings a napkin around. Dancing and music has shaped the cultural aspects of life in Greece. In both ancient and modern Greece, music styles have

Music and the Brain

1862 words - 8 pages has certain memories of fun and frolic or sorrow associated with it. (Dingfelder, 2005) So, the effects music can have on your mind or brain depends largely on the kind of music you chose to listen to. To experience positive psychological effects of music, a person should listen to only good music. A sound which spells melody is good music. It is the sound that has the power of creating clam, which is the magic of music. Listening to music gives

importance of music

575 words - 3 pages Write an essay on The Importance of MusicThe value of music on a man's emotional life has been generally recognised. Its essence being the harmonious production of melodious sound. The primitive or the unsophisticated man, after the day's toils and troubles, found ease and relaxed in music and dance: rhythm itself is a great tranquilizer. At the other end of the scale of civilization, lie great thinkers and scientists who refresh their tired

Music, Adolescence and Emotions

2516 words - 11 pages ., North, A. C., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2001). Social categorization, self- esteem, and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. The Journal of Social Psychology, 141, 565–581. van Goethem, A., & Sloboda, J. (2011). The functions of music for affect regulation. Musicae Scientiae, 15(2), 208-228 Zentner, M., Grandjean, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Emotions evoked by the sound of music: Characteriza- tion, classification, and measurement. Emotion, 8(4), 494–521. Zillmann, D., & Gan, S. (1997). Musical taste in adolescence. The social psychology of music. 161–187. New York: Oxford University Press.

Related Essays

Healing Sound Of Music Essay

710 words - 3 pages Adam Guilbeaux English 102-Section 064 Mrs. O’Carroll 10, February 2009 Essay #1 Healing Sound of Music Cultures throughout the world have used the power of music to strengthen, give power, and heal for many years. Music and healing powers can be traced back to Apollo, the Greek god who was the father of both music and medicine. Music and healing go hand in hand, and recent studies have proved this. Studies show music steadies the

Physics Of Music And Sound Essay

2303 words - 10 pages evaporates into the air, gaseous particles dissolve along with it into the air. This extra matter in the air then affects the mass and density of the air. At normal air pressure, the speed of a sound wave through ‘dry air’ is approximated by this equation: The information above proves that the higher the temperature the faster the speed of sound of instruments will be. Now to decipher the difference between any random noise and music is

Film Review Essay: Sound Of Music

1687 words - 7 pages The Best Musical in the World “Do a deer a female deer, Re a drop of gold sun, Mi a name I call myself, Fa a long long way to run, So a needle pulling thread, La a note to follow So, Ti a drink with jam and bread, and that would bring us back to do, do, do, do.” The Sound of Music aired in the year 1965. It was set in Austria in the 1930’s. The movie is a biography, drama, family, musical, and a romance. There were three main actors in this

Film And Music Essay

268 words - 2 pages FILM AND MUSIC So what is music? Well in a sense every sound produced from clapping two hands to slapping a person is music; The more recognized pundits define it as an arrangement of sounds in a pleasing sequence or combination to be sung; or played on instruments. Well who cares about music in a prolonged sense- music are something universal, something unique, and something which is soothing to our heart, our senses, which makes our nerves