Pauline Kael called it "the sugar-coated lie that people seem to want to eat" - and subsequently got fired from her job as film critic for McCall's. Despite inspiring mass-revoltion amongst the intelligentsia, and mass embarrassment amongst many of those directly involved (Christopher Plummer refered to it as "The Sound of Mucus"), The Sound of Music is one of the biggest hits of all time. The New York Times drools all over the Rogers and Hammerstein "classic" on the occasion of its 40 year anniversary, with a tribute by Todd S. Purdum, an audio slide show, and links to the film's original trailer and review by Bosley Crowther.
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