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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: zoethe
2004-04-23 01:56 pm (UTC)
That's still a whole year unaccounted for, and Gretyl is very small.

It's just a stupid error - my greater question is how I could have missed it ever so many times.
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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: shermel
2004-04-23 04:36 pm (UTC)
Um, okay. To ease his mourning - and his loins - Daddy had an affair with a maid. She got pregnant and after the baby was born he paid her off and got her to leave the country. There was going to be a sequel where after the war the maid returns to claim her daughter and ends up having an affair with Maria - who is finding out more about herself everyday - and they plot to kill Daddy and get all his money.

The studio didn't really go for it.


Um, I um, haven't seen the Sound of Music since I was about ten. Please forgive 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: lysana
2004-04-25 04:23 am (UTC)
The Beast was cursed to remain so if the last rose petal fell before he found true love at midnight on his 21st birthday. He had been cursed for ten years.

* 10-year-old princes don't live with only a houseful of servants; they have regents or family if not both
* Princes with servants don't answer their own door
* 10-year-old princes don't look 18 no matter how they're depicted in stained-glass windows
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-25 02:18 pm (UTC)
Ah!

He didn't look any 21 when he was uncursed, either. Good catch.
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[User Picture]From: larksdream
2004-05-03 01:09 am (UTC)
Not to mention, what kind of a jerk curses a ten year old kid just for being a snotty brat? I mean, isn't that a little extreme? (And don't I take these movies a little too seriously? *LOL*)
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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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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2004-04-23 08:50 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the Mother Superior was just mistaken. She could have gotten that a year off, and adding to the first comment that perhaps Gretl is almost six... I think it's a normal mistake to make.
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[User Picture]From: gailg
2004-04-24 05:04 am (UTC)
Considering that it's based on a true story, I wonder what the real-life facts are.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2004-04-24 09:35 pm (UTC)
::slaps self on forehead::

I have that show freaking memorized. And I'm famous (ok, just in my family) for catching errors in movies. I can't believe I never noticed that.

Yet another reason to be in awe of the great and powerful Gini.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-25 03:24 am (UTC)
It's a spell, I tell you! It's mystical!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-25 03:25 am (UTC)
It's a spell, I tell you! It's mystical! I went so far as to check a bloopers page and it wasn't mentioned!
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[User Picture]From: ldy
2004-04-26 02:34 pm (UTC)
Several years ago :) (Second heading, third bullet.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-26 02:42 pm (UTC)
Ah. The mystery is therefore resolved.

Dang. [g]
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[User Picture]From: ldy
2004-04-26 06:18 pm (UTC)

I don't know why finding little incongruenties is so damned enjoyable, but it undoubtedly is. I'm rather disappointed to have found something that contradicted the one you heard! Especially after having read some of the great ideas your readers came up with to account for it :)

In fact, let's pretend I never found that site, k? K.
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