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Sound of Music - Very Loud Bells
I have just returned from Salzburg, Austria where I took the Sound of Music Tour. I learned this from the tour guide. In the opening sequence, where Maria is dancing in the hills and she hears the bells from the monestary, she starts running to get back. Well, geographically speaking, this sequence is all screwed up. First, the monestary is approximately 6 or 7 miles from the hill she was on. Hearing the bells from that point is impossible. And second, she sure covered those 6 or 7 miles rather quickly on foot!!!!!!!
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five309 on 05-03-2001
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agent007 writes:
Well, that's true. But, would you like to sit around for an hour watching her walk the whole 6 or 7 miles?
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Ellen writes:
Many directors do this - choosing the best location for the scene. It's just the same as (for example) the interior of a house being on set in a studio but the exterior being somewhere different. This is not a slip up. An interesting bit of information maybe, but not a slip up.
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·•·Miss Eli·•· writes:
Eh..... that's getting a slight bit picky there. The location doesn't matter in actuality, as long as the scenes fit together in the movie. If you think about it, some sets have rooms in a house located far from the other rooms nearby. For example, you may have the living room and stairs in one area, but the rooms upstairs in a completely different set of sceneray.... should we all point out these 'mistakes' as well?
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Rissa writes:
Sure, in Austria, the hill is far from the monastery. But in the "Sound of Music"-verse, it isn't. Movie geography, people!
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KittyKat20 writes:
Well, maybe she knew a shortcut to help her get back to the abbey (not monastery), quickly, and it is possible that a little thing called the wind carried the sound of the bells for her to be able to hear it.
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