If a film becomes the highest grossing movie of all time upon its release, there’s a really good chance it’s going to be the choice for most definitive film of the year.
I don’t see how anyone goes with any other film except The Sound of Music as being the one that best represents 1965.
This was the biggest movie in the world in 1965. Everyone saw it. Everyone continued to see it. It’s one of the most famous and iconic movies ever made, despite how schmaltzy it is and how even its star looks back on it with disgust.
You can rattle off at least a half a dozen memorable musical numbers from this movie. There’s absolutely no argument against this being the film of 1965. (more…)