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on 3 April 2017
This film is so good. The acting relationship between Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson carries the film to a whole new level; but the story line is very funny and touching. To watch the character of p.l.travers develop is great tom hanks as disney is wonderful.
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Two of the names that get my attention, the magic of childhood movie-making
'Walt Disney' and one of todays finest actors 'Tom Hanks'
The film is the true story of how the film 'Mary Poppins' came about.
The author 'P.L.Travers' (Emma Thompson) is down on her uppers, she's almost
broke, she's not written a book for some time, the royalties are no longer paying
for her life-style.
'Walt Disney' (Tom Hanks) wants to adapt her book 'Mary Poppins' into a movie,
to do so he has to have her permission to go ahead.
She takes a flight to L.A to reluctantly discuss his proposals, on arrival her hotel
room is stacked out with Disney Characters (toys and puppets).with the courtesy
of 'Walt'.............She is not amused.
'Walt' has pursued his dream to turn the book into a film for twenty years having
promised his then young daughter he would do so.
'Pamela' has agreed to listen to the proposals 'Walt' and his team have though
she is in no mood to make compromises, and will not be easily impressed.
Every thing suggested early on is rejected out of hand by 'Pamela' she even has
a thing about the colour 'red' and will not discuss any form of animation.
'Walt' and his team become frustrated as every idea is knocked back, the situation
looks seemingly impossible, but 'Walt' isn't about to give up, he wants her signature
on the contract.
'Pamela' apparently like 'Walt' have ghosts from the past, she often reflects on events
that shaped her life during childhood, yet, it had inspired her in the writing of the book
'Mary Poppins'
'Walt' has to find a way to understand the lady to achieve his ambition with her blessing
to go ahead and create the story they both want.
There are many amusing confrontations between 'Walt' and his team with 'Pamela'
The film, sometimes very funny, often touching and deeply moving, a tale that will
almost certainly draw you in whether you like the film 'Mary Poppins' or not, the film
which is 'the making of 'Mary Poppins' is quite simply ....a must see.
A DELIGHTFUL FILM.
Great performances throughout with superb picture and sound quality.
Special Features:
* Deleted Scenes - 'Stargaze' - 'Nanny Song' - 'Pam leaves'
* Behind the scenes - 'The Disney studios-from 'Mary Poppins' to present.
* Behind the scenes: - Let's Go Fly a Kite.
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on 23 January 2015
Saving mr banks really does do justice to the film Mary Poppins. I watched mary poppins as a child and i love it! Watching saving mr banks as a adult fuelled my imagination for mary poppins all over again. My father always said to me it was the best film ever made and i must admit he was right. Mary Poppins in blu ray is absolutely amazing the color and sounds are perfect, practically perfect in every way. I have a great niece who adores the film and shes 5 months old, out of the mouths babes lol
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on 13 May 2017
A truly beautiful tale of "the true story" behind the production of Mary Poppins
Much more accurate than it might otherwise be thanks to the fact the Disney co still have all the tapes P L Travers really did insist on.
Obviously a few inaccuracies for the sake of creative license.
Still one of the most moving tales and a true delight for the soul and senses
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on 5 October 2016
The story of Pamela Travers and Walt Disney's tumultuous journey to get Mary Poppins onto the big screen. Except, most of the film is pure fiction. A nice, heart-warming story nonetheless. Added to that is the restored version of Mary Poppins that pops out as crisp as ever with very clear audio so everyone can sing along, "let's go fly a kite" :P
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on 16 January 2017
One very good movie +one classic a very enjoyable 'Saving Mr Banks' Emma Thompson is a delight and quite rightly steals the movie but Hanks is good back up along with the ever dependable Paul Giamatti. As for Mary Poppins well just watch another superstar in her prime Julie Andrews
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on 8 April 2017
Wonderful film. Beautiful, enchanting and compelling. Tom Hanks at his easy best, Emma Thompson is supreme as the difficult author, giving her character passion and depth.
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on 24 July 2017
Ok, maybe it is not totally accurate from an historical point of view. Maybe the jumping between Australia and Hollywood can be a little jarring. Nonetheless I found this a charming film with some very touching moments. Enjoy
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on 6 May 2017
A brilliant film which had me in tears, its well worth watching, she was very particular in what she wanted the film to look like, and that is how it should be.
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on 22 May 2017
Mesmerising movie! Tom Hanks was made for the role of Disney! I am a huge Disnerd and adore this movie. It is perfect escapism. Emma Thomson is wonderful as always.
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