The Captain's wife died birthing Gretel almost seven years ago, and Gretel will be six soon?
The captain has had a number of illicit affairs? The Mother Superior can't count?
Hmm, that's true. I should've picked that up as well considering how many times I've seen it.
Like all bacteria, they reproduce asexually. (Not a big Sound of Music Fan.)
Gretl is really one of the older girl's daughter and they raised her as a sister to hide the shame.
Of course, the older daughter would have been 11 when she was born, but otherwise your theory amuses me.
I never picked up on that either. Of course now it will jump out at me next time I watch it.
An amuzing set of possibilities you have been offerred here by your friends.
They are an imaginative bunch [g].
I think I've watched this movie at least 250 times in my lifetime (I burned up the VCR tape version my parents bought for me as a kid watching it too many times). And I NEVER caught that.
*blush* Now I feel like an idiot, lol.
I think there was a spell on it. Only by listening with my back turned and barely paying attention did I catch the inconsistency.
How did you miss it? Easy!!
If hills are moving and dancing to music (at least as her song suggests), I'd find that awfully damned distracting myself. ;}
Just a guess.
I'd missed that, too. 'Scuse me while I go bang my forehead on a doorframe for a minute.
Like I said elsewhere, we were all enspelled. I only realized when I was completely NOT paying attention, typing at the computer with my back turned.
Maybe someone gave her to him as a gift.
It happened to Michael Jackson so it must be true.
I'd like to cast my own personal vote for Gretl being an experimental clockwork robot child. ;)
I never noticed it until you mentioned it, no. Nice scripting error. Did you catch the gaping logical stupidity of a similar nature in Disney's Beauty and the Beast?
Not that I can recall....
In the WWII era, nuns were often (at least informally) part of the medical establishment, and as such they shared the medical definition of death, which is the cessation of brain function. However, a medically dead person may be kept metabolically alive for some time on life support.
Contextually, Mrs. Von Trapp was obviously in such a state. And for a lonely man in the Alps, too traditional to dally outside of marriage, medically dead might still be "alive enough", if you know what I'm sayin'. A bit later, Greta comes along. Due to the rising costs of medical supplies in pre-War Austria, the plug is pulled shortly thereafter.
Wow. They just keep gettin' weirder [g].
I watched the 2nd Kill Bill the other day. Talk about plot holes.
That's tomorrow night for us. I should be sufficiently braindead.