Thompson on Hollywood
Thompson on Hollywood

True confession: I sang along with The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl a few summers back, with a lot of other happy fans of the 1965 musical, which is still the third most successful movie of all time (after Gone with the Wind and Star Wars). Corrected for inflation in 2005 dollars, according to Blockbusting, the movie's domestic gross (including rereleases) would be $953.9 million (158.9), its cost $49.7 million ($8.0). It took 114 days to make, 25 days over-schedule. Nominated for ten Oscars, it won five, including best picture and actress (Julie Andrews, cast after the director saw advance footage of Mary Poppins) and director (Robert Wise).

Oprah has reunited the film's Von Trapp family, including Andrews, Christopher Plummer and the kids for a show to air October 29 --timed to promo Fox's 45th anniversary DVD, natch. Video teaser below.

[Hat Tip: Cinema Blend]