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I started this because of the poll I just voted in.

I said I was like Uncle Maz, and quoted two lines from the script.

MAX:
What's going to happen is going to happen. Just make sure t doesn't happen to you!

CAPTAIN: (shouting)
Max, don't you ever say that again!!

MAX: (stunned by the outburst)
You know I have no political convictions. Can I help it if other people do?

CAPTAIN: (cutting in)
Oh yes, you can help it! You must help it!

Here's my question... why does Captain Von Trapp lose it with Max? Max is just being his own cynical self. You would think the Captain knows that.

So, what's the big deal?

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Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:15 pm
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My guess is because Max is talking about the invasion - a touchy subject around the Captain. When it comes to Cpt. von Trapp, no matter who you are, don't even talk about the invasion - even if you're lovable ol' Max!

I think, anyways. :oops:


Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:17 pm
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What I get from it is the it was people like Max, who didn't care, that allowed Hitler take power in the first place. There were so many people following him when they didn't want to, they just didn't care enough to stop him. When people just take is as Max does, that's what leads to problems. Georg is passionate about his country, he knows what's coming, and he knows it's going to be bad- and he can't accept that Max doesn't even care.

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ShadowInTheWings wrote:
What I get from it is the it was people like Max, who didn't care, that allowed Hitler take power in the first place. There were so many people following him when they didn't want to, they just didn't care enough to stop him. When people just take is as Max does, that's what leads to problems. Georg is passionate about his country, he knows what's coming, and he knows it's going to be bad- and he can't accept that Max doesn't even care.


The Captain made his pro-Austrian attitude, and comtempt for the Nazis, clear to others as well - notably Herr Zeller, the heavy; and Rolf.


Sun May 14, 2006 9:45 am
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This is kind of irrelevant, but did you know that there was no Uncle Max? Uncle Max represents a priest that helped the von Trapps with their singing.

And now you know.


Sun May 14, 2006 10:12 am
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That I didn't know, thanks for the cool fact.

So the thing at the beginning, about Max getting the choir at the monestary thing, was kinda like a reference...reference isn't the word I'm going for here, but it'll have to do because I can't think straight right now.

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So, there was no Uncle Max. Does that mean that the Baroness never existed, either?

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the Baroness did indeed exsist but she was actually a Princess not a Baroness. sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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