Reviews for The Sound of Music Story


USA Today *Book Pick*

"Compelling...Santopietro focuses on the aspects that make the film itself enduring — particularly Andrews' presence..."

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Wall Street Journal

"Mr. Santopietro’s book does a solid job of relating the story behind one of the most popular movies ever made."

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New York Post

"Tom Santopietro’s excellent behind-the-scenes account of a phenomenon that, despite critics who hate nuns and children, seems destined to delight audiences 'for a thousand years'...a good way to celebrate the musical we all (come on, admit it!) know by heart."

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Booklist

"A fun-to read book, perfect for musical-lovers, aspiring moviemakers, and film buffs."

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Liz Smith - New York Social Diary

"The book is sure to become a collector’s item and it’s a must-read for all those obsessed with The Sound of Music."

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Bella Magazine

"This book is a must-read for any movie musical buff."

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Kirkus Reviews

"A celebration of a beloved movie. Fans of The Sound of Music will find plenty to please them in Santopietro's (The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, 2012) history of the sweeping musical. An enthusiastic close-up of movie history."

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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

"This is a well-thoughtout book, which takes readers deep behind the scenes of the classic and gives a new perspective to it. Fans will want to pick this one up "


AClassicMovieBlog.com

"Santopietro's text is full of detail, but flows nicely with an almost airy feel. He gets the meat of the story, but makes plenty of asides for amusing anecdotes. The Sound of Music is as interesting behind the scenes as it is onscreen."

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JourneysInClassicFilm.com

"The Sound of Music Story perfectly blends movie-making featurette, historical biography, and backstage pass into a sweeping tribute to the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. . Santopietro gives readers a buffet of facts, all with an eye towards examining the film’s and its universal appeal. If you’re a fan of the film itself, this is the perfect book for you.."

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