History Theatre / TheSoundOfMusic

26th Dec '17 9:54:51 AM Premonition45
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* SmashTheSymbol: When Captain Von Trapp returns from the honeymoon, he discovers a Nazi flag flying in front of his home, and he immediately rips it to shreds.
23rd Dec '17 9:43:09 PM jamespolk
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* RevengeByProxy: Sort of. In RealLife, the two oldest boys joined the US army and one of them served as a soldier in the US Tenth Mountain Division, fighting ThoseWackyNazis. Though that's more like YouKilledMyFather except it's "you exiled my father."
22nd Dec '17 10:17:41 PM jamespolk
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** The Captain was in the Austrian Navy. But wait, isn't Austria landlocked? It was in 1939 but ''not'' in 1914, when Austria owned Croatia and had a small but well-trained and well-equipped navy dominating the Adriatic Sea. The Captain was one of Austria-Hungary's most illustrious World War I heroes at sea. He commanded two submarines, the U-5 and U-14, and conducted 19 war patrols during which he sank 11 enemy merchantmen, captured a French armored cruiser and an Italian submarine, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa.

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** The Captain was in the Austrian Navy. But wait, isn't Austria landlocked? It was in 1939 1938 but ''not'' in 1914, when Austria owned Croatia and had a small but well-trained and well-equipped navy dominating the Adriatic Sea. The Captain was one of Austria-Hungary's most illustrious World War I heroes at sea. He commanded two submarines, the U-5 and U-14, and conducted 19 war patrols during which he sank 11 enemy merchantmen, captured a French armored cruiser and an Italian submarine, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa.


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* SexySoakedShirt: Liesl after she's caught out in the rain while with Rolfe.
17th Dec '17 8:55:17 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Herr Zeller:''' Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming -- and it ''is'' coming, Captain -- perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music(!)\\
'''Captain von Trapp''': If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr Zeller:''' You flatter me, Captain.\\

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-->'''Herr Zeller:''' Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming -- and it ''is'' coming, Captain -- perhaps they would get further with you [[TitleDrop by setting their words to music(!)\\
music(!)]]\\
'''Captain von Trapp''': If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, [[EvilGloating that you will be the entire trumpet section.
section.]]
-->'''Herr Zeller:''' [[InsultBackfire You flatter me, Captain.\\]]\\
17th Dec '17 8:34:29 PM snichols1973
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* DefrostingIceKing: The Captain.

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* DefrostingIceKing: The Captain.Captain, when he hears his children singing "The Sound of Music" so beautifully in the presence of the Baroness, has a change of heart and asks Maria to stay.



* IllTakeThatAsACompliment: Herr Zeller says he's flattered when the Captain says he would be the entire trumpet section if the Nazis took over Austria. Makes more sense when you realize that trumpeters are generally regarded as egotistical.

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* IllTakeThatAsACompliment: Herr Zeller says he's flattered when the Captain says he would be the entire trumpet section if the Nazis took over Austria. Makes more sense when you realize that trumpeters are generally regarded as egotistical.egotistical, because they like to "blow their own horns".



* NeutralAustriansWithNoNavy: Captain Von Trapp served with the Imperial Austrian Navy; the [[ImperialGermany Kingdom of Austria-Hungary's]] territory extended to the Adriatic Sea, until the post-war reparations reduced Austria to the point where it no longer had a seashore, and even though he is tempted by the offer to join the Navy, he ultimately turns it down because he can't stand the Nazis and instead helps Maria and his children to cross the border and escape for Switzerland.



* VoiceTypes: Maria is a soprano, but could be a mezzo, as is The Barroness and Mother Superior. The Captain is a baritone, while Max and Rolf are baritone/tenor crosses. The nuns can come in a variety of voice types, from contralto to soprano. The children have similar ranges, but the girls are technically mezzo-sopranos, while Kurt is a boy soprano and Friedrich, being 14, could be a countertenor (Yes. The voice type that has only 1 other role in musical theatre!) or a tenor with a good falsetto, but of course you need a singer whose voice doesn't crack, or even a boy soprano who is tall enough to look 14.... The only voice type that is not displayed at all is bass, assuming that Friedrich is a countertenor, because the Captain has to hit a high G above middle C in "So Long, Farewell"'s reprise.

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* VoiceTypes: Maria is a soprano, but could be a mezzo, as is The Barroness and Mother Superior. The Captain Captain[[note]] whose singing voice is provided by Bill Lee[[/note]] is a baritone, while Max and Rolf are baritone/tenor crosses. The nuns can come in a variety of voice types, from contralto to soprano. The children have similar ranges, but the girls are technically mezzo-sopranos, while Kurt is a boy soprano and Friedrich, being 14, could be a countertenor (Yes. The voice type that has only 1 other role in musical theatre!) or a tenor with a good falsetto, but of course you need a singer whose voice doesn't crack, or even a boy soprano who is tall enough to look 14.... The only voice type that is not displayed at all is bass, assuming that Friedrich is a countertenor, because the Captain has to hit a high G above middle C in "So Long, Farewell"'s reprise.
17th Dec '17 8:04:54 PM snichols1973
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Hearing that von Trapp was a naval captain confuses some modern viewers, considering that he lives in a country that, at present, has no coastline. The thing is, before the end of World War One and the Treaty of Versailles taking a lot of territory away, Austria ''' ''was'' ''' connected to the sea (the Adriatic, specifically), and had a small but well-trained navy with cutting-edge equipment and ships.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Hearing that von Trapp was a naval captain confuses some modern viewers, considering that he lives in a country that, at present, has no coastline. The thing is, before the end of World War One and the Treaty of Versailles taking a lot of territory away, away from [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic the Austro-Hungarian empire]], Austria ''' ''was'' ''' connected to the sea (the Adriatic, specifically), and had a small but well-trained navy with cutting-edge equipment and ships.
17th Dec '17 7:54:23 PM snichols1973
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Heading over the beautiful Alps the way they show in the movie would lead them straight into '''Germany''', not Switzerland. Worse, it takes them straight to Berchtesgaden, Hitler's home.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Heading over the beautiful Alps the way they show in the movie would lead them straight into '''Germany''', not Switzerland. Worse, it takes them straight south from Salzberg to Berchtesgaden, Hitler's home.Berghof residence, with his seasonal home of Obersalzburg and the Kelhsteinhaus located near Berchtesgaden in southeast Bavaria.



* HollywoodAtlas: Switzerland is ''not'' "just over the mountains" from Salzburg. To make it worse, Germany ''is''. A bit of Germany that happened to house Berchtesgaden, which was actually Hitler's home, or the closest thing an itinerant dictator had to one. It's called Obersalzberg, meaning Mountain-Above-Salz(burg), and by the Anschluss had multiple SS units stationed there at all times. Ironically enough, that shot in the movie was ''actually filmed'' on the Obersalzberg.

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* HollywoodAtlas: Switzerland is ''not'' "just over the mountains" from Salzburg. To make it worse, Germany ''is''. A southeastern bit of Germany in Bavaria that happened was home to house Berchtesgaden, the Berghof, which was actually Hitler's seasonal home, or the closest thing an itinerant dictator had to one. It's one, serving as his main base of operations. The resort is called Obersalzberg, meaning Mountain-Above-Salz(burg), "Mountain Above Salz(burg)", and by the Anschluss had multiple SS units stationed there at all times.times, with the nearby Kehlsteinhaus ("Eagle's Nest") used as a meeting house for Nazi summit meetings. Ironically enough, that shot in the movie was ''actually filmed'' on the Obersalzberg.
4th Dec '17 9:46:44 PM Josef5678
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the show, Rolfe finds the family and calls for his Lieutenant, but decides not to turn them in after seeing Liesl. In the movie, Rolfe almost lets them get away after the Captain takes his gun but ends up calling for the Nazis anyway.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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In the show, Rolfe finds the family and calls for his Lieutenant, but decides not to turn them in after seeing Liesl. In the movie, Rolfe almost lets them get away after the Captain takes his gun but ends up calling for the Nazis anyway.
3rd Dec '17 5:27:03 PM Cilver
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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: In the stage version, the Mother Abbess gleefully sings "My Favorite Things" with Maria, and gives her permission to sing as she pleases on her way out; although it's forbidden in the Abbey, she's the head, and no one can really say anything to her about it.
3rd Dec '17 5:18:27 PM Cilver
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** ZigZagged by the Baroness's character. She's cattier to Maria in the film adaptation, but once she realizes she's lost the Captain to her, she exits much more gracefully and amicably than in the original stage adaptation.

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** ZigZagged by the Baroness's character. She's cattier to Maria in the film adaptation, but once she realizes she's lost the Captain to her, she exits much more gracefully and amicably than in the original stage adaptation.musical.
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