THE SOUND OF MUSIC
1965, 20th Century Fox, 172 min, Dir: Robert Wise

The irresistible, triumphant musical tale of a nun (Julie Andrews) who becomes the nanny for the seven children of widowed Austrian Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), winning their hearts and eventually their father's as well. As the Nazis take control of their homeland (where “the hills are alive with the sound of music”), the family find comfort in one another and in song. An Oscar winner for Best Picture and Robert Wise's flawless direction. The Rodgers & Hammerstein score includes "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things" and more of your favorite songs! Co-starring Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Marni Nixon and Angela Cartwright, with a wonderful script by Ernest Lehman.


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
1951, Warner Brothers, 115 min, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Director Vincente Minnelli’s most popular musical and 1951’s Oscar Best Picture winner features irrepressible Gene Kelly as a struggling-to-make-it painter in Paris, caught between the romantic aspirations of a wealthy patron (Nina Foch) and his true love, the young Leslie Caron. Kelly sings, dances and cracks wise with his smart-aleck buddy, pianist Oscar Levant, while trying to choose his fate. Also received Academy Awards for Screenplay, Score, Cinematography and Art Direction.


THE WIZ
1978, Universal, 134 min, Dir: Sidney Lumet

"Can you feel a brand-new day?" sing Diana Ross and Michael Jackson as Dorothy and the Scarecrow in this African-American version of "The Wizard of Oz." With Richard Pryor, Lena Horne and Nipsey Russell.


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