The Captain's wife died birthing Gretel almost seven years ago, and Gretel will be six soon?
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.
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.
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.
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....
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
He didn't look any 21 when he was uncursed, either. Good catch.
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*)
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.
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.
Considering that it's based on a true story, I wonder what the real-life facts are.
::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.
It's a spell, I tell you! It's mystical!
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!
2004-04-26 02:34 pm (UTC)
years ago :) (Second heading, third bullet.)
Ah. The mystery is therefore resolved.
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.