Watch the encore presentation of THE 48TH AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JULIE ANDREWS on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TCM.
Starring the incomparable Julie Andrews is one of her most iconic roles – and, indeed, one of the most iconic roles across the art form itself! – THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) earned its place across six of the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating film’s finest – first appearing on the original list of cinema’s greatest screen stories and returning for the 10th anniversary edition, as well as among cinema’s greatest romances and most inspirational stories. Ranking among the top five movie musicals of all time, the beloved classic also features no fewer than three entries on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS – with “The Sound of Music” ranked at #10, “My Favorite Things” at #64 and “Do Re Mi” at #88! THE SOUND OF MUSIC was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Robert Wise, who also served as Chair of the AFI Conservatory (then called the Center for Advanced Film Studies) – and Andrews was the 2022 recipient of AFI’s highest honor for a career in film, with her tribute held on June 9, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles!
Learn more about THE SOUND OF MUSIC in the AFI Catalog.