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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer celebrate 'The Sound of Music' 50th anniversary

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:54

The TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off its opening night with a special screening of ''The Sound of Music'' in honor of the film's 50th anniversary. Holly Rubenstein reports.

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Hollywood was alive with the sound of music on Thursday. Stars of the classic film Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer attended a special screening to celebrate 50 years since the movie was first released. It won 5 Oscars and went on to become one of the most popular musicals of all time. The secret behind its success? Andrews wasn't sure, but she told us some of her favourite things. SOUNDBITE Actress, Julie Andrews, saying (English): "It could be a quality of joy, it could be that it's family movie, it could be that it's about love and it's a great adventure and it's about family. It's just a film that because it can be seen by any generation, every seven years there is a new generation." The evening was an opportunity for the cast to look back fondly at their time on set. SOUNDBITE Actor, Christopher Plummer, saying (English): "Oh we had such fun giggling away most of the time, trying to keep straight faces. When singing that close to each other it doesn't seem real, you know, when we're doing it in real life. And it was fun and she's such a great lady, Julie, and such a great friend. That's held us all together." (SOUNDBITE) Actress, Heather Menzies-Urich, Saying (English): "Well it's been wonderful because we've been through some wonderful times and some not so wonderful times and we've been there for each other during every single time. We've been to each other's birthday parties, shared christmas together. It's like a family, yeah. It's like a family." The Sound of Music was released in 1965. Set in Nazi-era Austria, it follows the story of aspiring nun Maria, who brings joy and music to Baron Von Trapp and his 7 children.

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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer celebrate 'The Sound of Music' 50th anniversary

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:54