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How many times have I watched "Sound of Music"??? [Apr. 23rd, 2004|12:51 am]
Zoethe
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Amy has it on in the background. In the scene when Mother Superior is sending Maria to the Von Trapps, she tells Maria that the Captain's wife died seven years ago.

But Gretl is only five years old.

Nevermind the inconsistency. How could I have missed that?!
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[User Picture]From: myshanter
2004-04-23 05:00 am (UTC)
The Captain's wife died birthing Gretel almost seven years ago, and Gretel will be six soon?
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2004-04-23 06:08 am (UTC)
That would be my guess.
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[User Picture]From: conuly
2004-04-23 05:04 am (UTC)
The captain has had a number of illicit affairs? The Mother Superior can't count?
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[User Picture]From: kenshi
2004-04-23 05:26 am (UTC)
Parthenogenesis.
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[User Picture]From: demetria23
2004-04-23 05:38 am (UTC)
Hmm, that's true. I should've picked that up as well considering how many times I've seen it.
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2004-04-23 05:56 am (UTC)
Like all bacteria, they reproduce asexually. (Not a big Sound of Music Fan.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
Commie.

[g]
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[User Picture]From: shermel
2004-04-23 08:13 am (UTC)
Gretl is really one of the older girl's daughter and they raised her as a sister to hide the shame.


perhaps :O)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:57 pm (UTC)
Of course, the older daughter would have been 11 when she was born, but otherwise your theory amuses me.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2004-04-23 09:00 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:57 pm (UTC)
They are an imaginative bunch [g].
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2004-04-23 11:16 am (UTC)
Holy crap!

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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:58 pm (UTC)
I think there was a spell on it. Only by listening with my back turned and barely paying attention did I catch the inconsistency.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2004-04-23 12:45 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:59 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: spooke
2004-04-23 01:56 pm (UTC)
Necromancy!
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[User Picture]From: tigerbeard
2004-04-23 02:41 pm (UTC)
Maybe someone gave her to him as a gift.

It happened to Michael Jackson so it must be true.
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[User Picture]From: pouringsand
2004-04-23 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'd like to cast my own personal vote for Gretl being an experimental clockwork robot child. ;)
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[User Picture]From: lysana
2004-04-23 04:44 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-24 05:52 am (UTC)
Not that I can recall....
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[User Picture]From: rakafkaven
2004-04-23 05:31 pm (UTC)
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.

Simple enough.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-24 05:52 am (UTC)
Wow. They just keep gettin' weirder [g].
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[User Picture]From: koibito007
2004-04-23 05:33 pm (UTC)
I watched the 2nd Kill Bill the other day. Talk about plot holes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-24 05:53 am (UTC)
That's tomorrow night for us. I should be sufficiently braindead.
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