Corrected entry: After the boat overturns on the lake, and Maria is on the terrace in debate with the Captain, she ends with "I'm not finished" He responds with "Oh yes you are, Captain" then pauses and says "fraulein" [correcting his quite obviously misspoken dialogue with an embarrassed expression on his face; and then the camera captures Julie Andrews' surprised expression when he mistakenly calls her 'Captain'].tedloveslisa
Corrected entry: The Von Trapp mansion - -the outside, the lake out back and many (perhaps all) the interior scenes (including that amazing gold-encrusted room that Maria walks into) is a real castle just outside Salzburg. It's called the Schloss Leopoldskron (Prince Leopold's Castle). A truly cool place; I lived there for a month when I was 8. (If you swing aside a particular shelf in the mammoth library, you find a secret spiraling stairway).
Corrected entry: In the scene when the captain demonstrates the whistle signals for each of the children, Maria calls out to the captain with a whistle blow, asking what his signal would be. The captain stops walking and makes almost a full body turn to look back at Maria. But in the next shot he is shown to have turned only his head to look over his shoulder and says, "You may call me, Captain", and walks out straight ahead.
Corrected entry: On the 40th anniversary edition DVD, there is a behind the scenes interview with the actors who played the Von Trapp children.One of them comments that they thought during the scene in the Abbey with the Nazis rattling the gates, that the children who were with Julie Andrews were making too much noise. Charmian Carr says (joking) that they were with the star of the movie (Julie Andrews) so they were allowed to make noise, but in the movie Charmian is with Christopher Plummer's group, not Julies.Jennifer 1
Corrected entry: In the scene where the captain "calls off" the engagement to the baroness at night on the terrace/balcony, he meets Maria down by the lake. The captain says to Maria, "I thought I just might find you here." He asks her to sit. From the camera's point of view, she is sitting on the right-side of the bench, the captain sits on the left-side. As they talk, she stands up, and "immediately" in the next shot the captain is sitting on the right-side end of the bench.
Corrected entry: In the final scene of the The Sound of Music, Maria, Captain Von Trapp, and the children are walking on a mountain. If you look at the grass by where they are walking, the grass looks like heavy wind is blowing on it. This wind probably isn't natural because the mountain does not look that high. I believe it is cause by the helicopter they used to shoot the scene on a real mountain.
Corrected entry: Maria and the Captain return from their honeymoon as soon as they hear word about Hitler's annexation of Austria in early March 1938. As they stand outside their home and the Captain rips down the Nazi flag that has been displayed there, it is obviously very late spring or summer - the weather is very warm and the leaves are fully out on the trees. This would not be the case in Austria in March.
Corrected entry: The von Trapps are shown walking over the border to Switzerland after a short drive out of the centre of town...except Salzburg is about 200km east of Switzerland. If one walked across the border at Salzburg, you'd be entering Germany, which is where (I believe) the people they were trying to get away from lived. Take a look at a map.
Corrected entry: Once the children and Maria have been in the boat turning incident, the children are dripping wet with water once they return to their father. He then tells the children to go inside and change, though when the children have returned their hair is nothing but damp from the water. It appears to have dried rapidly within the minute they went to get changed.
Corrected entry: Maria is given material one night to make clothing for herself, because she claims the only dress she has is the one she is wearing. But the next day and in the rest of the movie, she wears dresses that are not the same color/style as the materials that she was given on her first night.
Corrected entry: When Max is driving with the Baroness (and later the Captain as well), his Mercedes is right-hand drive. He might have been a cosmopolitan fellow who bought his Mercedes from England, but that seems unlikely since Germany was a bit closer. They seem to have tried to hide this by having the Countess drive the men around.
Corrected entry: When Leisel and Rolf are singing in the gazebo, you see the doors are open, then closed, then opened again.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" scene in the gazebo, Liesl and Rolf do a series of spins away from and towards one another. In one shot they are spinning clockwise, while in the immediately subsequent shot, they are spinning counter-clockwise.
Corrected entry: After Maria has left to go back to the abbey the children ask Captain Von Trapp who their next governess will be - he says they won't have one but will have a new mother (the baroness). A little while later in the film when Maria has returned to be a governess, the captain asks her if she is back to stay, and she says "only until arrangements can be made for a new governess". Surely if the Captain is marrying the Baroness no arrangements would need to be made?Craig Bryant
Corrected entry: Could some person please tell me why the the Reverend Mother is wearing a wedding ring?
Corrected entry: In the early scenes of the film, the eldest daughter is in the gazebo singing 'I am 16 going on 17', But before the Do-Re-Me Song, she states that she doesn't know how to sing.
Corrected entry: In the song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" one of the sisters in the abbey sings "And underneath her wimple she has curlers in her hair." Maria's hair is so short that there is no way she could wrap it around curlers. Besides, throughout the film, she wears a straight crop that definitely would not require curlers.