The Sound of Music is the kind of film that defies both superlative and age. Starring the inimitable Julie Andrews, the movie won five Academy Awards back in 1966, and to this day, remains the third highest grosser in Hollywood. It turns 50 this year, and clearly, nobody is immune from its charm, not even Lady Gaga, whose medley of four songs from the movie stole the show at the Academy Awards this year.
Every year, over 300,000 tourists head to Salzburg, where the film was shot, just to follow its trail. Locals say they have never understood what the fuss was all about, but, they have learnt to take it in their stride, some of them even making a living out of it, with conducted tours, cute memorabilia and stage performances.
Exactly 50 years after The Sound of Music the the silver screen, its charm remains undiminished. In honour of this anniversary, I wrote a piece for Conde Nast Traveller India. Read the rest of the story here…
4 thoughts on “The sound of Salzburg”
my 8-year-old daughter loves Sound of Music and I am sure Austria has to be one of my stops soon. She will be pleasantly surprised.
Thanks for dropping by, Rekha. Salzburg is a lovely city and has Sound of Music connections in every corner!
One of my favorite films ever! In fact even before my daughter for born I knew that I wanted her to learn the songs, and she has! We sing them together and its so much fun! 🙂
That sounds so nice 🙂 This is one of the truly evergreen movies!