Why 'The Sound of Music' sings on and on

February 21, 2015 7:00 PM

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Any creative or performing artist, if honest, will tell you there's no trickier task than making people happy. This is why, 50 years after its release, the movie The Sound of Music remains a singular achievement in American pop culture.

It's worth remembering that the most successful film adaptation of a Broadway musical arrived in 1965, when this country was on the brink of cultural revolution; and it brought joy to millions with a tale set in a foreign land, in a much darker era. While less politically pointed than the original s...

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