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The Sound of Music is loosely based on the first part of the book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. In real life, the von Trapps' priest, the Reverend Franz Wasner, acted as their musical director for over 20 years, and the father of the family, Georg, was actually an active participant in the music rather than the strict and distant disciplinarian we ...


From What was the first movie commercially released on VHS?: According to Frederick Wasser’s Veni, Vidi, Video, the American home video market was essentially born in 1977, courtesy of an audio/video firm called Magnetic Video. At the time, Twentieth Century Fox was a company struggling through dire financial straits (despite the ridiculously ...


The distributor cap. It was a commonplace trick at the time to disable a vehicle by removing the rotor arm from the distributor, but this small part would be harder to show on film. The distributor cap is simple to unclip and remove - taking just seconds. It is also a clearly recognisable part.


Uncle Max is not actually a blood relative, merely a friend of their father's. In this instance, the 'Uncle' title is an informal title for a close friend. There's actually more information (that may or may not have any bearing on his role in the story) here: IMDb Bio.

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