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    This looks soooo good!! (Be sure and watch the trailer @ the bottom.)





    Exclusive Photo and First Saving Mr. Banks Trailer






    Mary Poppins first graced the silver screen in 1964. Here’s an exclusive photo from the premiere of the film, which was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA:

    Before the movie could actually be made, however, Walt Disney had to get permission from Mary Poppins creator and children’s book author P.L. Travers. Saving Mr. Banks–due out in theaters this December–tells the story of that process… and so much more. The cast includes the likes of Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, and others.
    Here’s the newly released trailer:






    Posted July 11, 2013
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    Julie Andrews missed "The Sound of Music" on NBC because she was at the opening of "Saving Mr. Banks". This article has interesting trivia about the woman who wrote the Mary Poppins stories and how she didn't want Julie Andrews or Dick Van Dyke in the movie. Of course, Walt Disney prevailed.


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    Julie Andrews missed NBC's live 'Sound of Music'
    Dec. 10, 2013, 4:37 PM EST
    By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX , AP Entertainment Writer

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!"
    But Julie Andrews wasn't among them.
    Andrews, who starred in the 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, explained, "Alas, I did not (see it). I had a speaking engagement and I couldn't. But my kids did record it. I'll get around to it."
    She attended the U.S. premiere Monday night of "Saving Mr. Banks," which depicts the battle between P.L. Travers, author of the "Mary Poppins" novels, and Walt Disney, who worked for decades to persuade the writer that the "Poppins" tales would make a fine film.
    "Saving Mr. Banks" picks up the story in 1961, when the London-based Travers finally agreed to a two-week visit to Los Angeles to meet with Disney and his creative team. Before signing over the film rights, Travers wanted to see Disney's treatment of her source material, and quickly proved a brutal critic and difficult collaborator — shredding key decisions about the film adaptation, including casting.
    In "Banks," Travers (played by Emma Thompson) goes on a tirade about the hiring of Dick Van Dyke.
    On the arrivals line, Van Dyke revealed an additional Travers tidbit that isn't in the movie.
    "Well, she wasn't thrilled with Julie, either," he said. "She wanted a dumpy little Mary Poppins. She didn't want a pretty girl. So, she didn't like either one of us."
    The Disney-Travers battle was concluded before Andrews was deep into production.
    "I had heard rumors, no doubt about it," the actress said, adding that she and Travers became friendly and later wrote letters to each other.
    "She was a tough lady," Andrews said. "But there was a kind of sadness underneath all that toughness, too."
    Disney ultimately won his battle with Travers, whose notes on the film were largely ignored. "Mary Poppins" would become the most profitable film of 1965 and is widely considered the crowning artistic achievement of Disney's lifetime.
    But Travers still wasn't happy with it, said Van Dyke.
    "Walt told me when the premiere was over, she met him in the lobby and said, 'The animation has to go, Walt' ... and Walt said, 'The boat sailed, Mary,'" recalled Van Dyke. "Saving Mr. Banks" opens in limited release in the U.S. this weekend.


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    I really want to see this movie. It's odd because it doesn't seem like it would be all that interesting a premise but I just love Mary Poppins and to see how Walt Disney and P.L. Travers brought that to life and with Tom Hanks and my favorite Emma Thompson in the main roles, I can't wait to see it!
    P.L. Travers sounds like she was a huge pain in the ass, in a way though, I'd like to see what her vision for the movie would have been as the Disney version was just magical. I wonder why she didn't like it?
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    i think this movie looks like a total stinker! i've seen the trailer a few times and it is just too much for me. blech.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    I love Tom Hanks.
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    Saw it today. We had free movie passes and Mom wanted to see it. I love saving $26 dollars. I enjoyed it. All I cared about was that it wasn't heartwarming and schmaltzy. What made it well done was the writers story in Australia as a child and back to present day.

    It's really about the performances. That Tom Hanks is just such a fine actor. I mean, wow. It's so much in the eyes. Emma, great, Colin Farrell, great. I was thinking about Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine so I have to pick her as the Golden Globe/Academy Awards fave over Emma.

    As for the schmaltz - if you're between 45 and 55 and Mary Poppins meant something to you in your childhood, well, there were a lot of sniffles in the audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Saw it today. We had free movie passes and Mom wanted to see it. I love saving $26 dollars. I enjoyed it. All I cared about was that it wasn't heartwarming and schmaltzy. What made it well done was the writers story in Australia as a child and back to present day.

    It's really about the performances. That Tom Hanks is just such a fine actor. I mean, wow. It's so much in the eyes. Emma, great, Colin Farrell, great. I was thinking about Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine so I have to pick her as the Golden Globe/Academy Awards fave over Emma.

    As for the schmaltz - if you're between 45 and 55 and Mary Poppins meant something to you in your childhood, well, there were a lot of sniffles in the audience.
    That's SO good to hear! I'm seeing it either tomorrow or Wednesday.
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    What a nice way for Julie Andrews to get out of having to comment on Carrie's stinker of a performance.
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    I saw this yesterday and loved it. Emma Thompson is wonderful. It was nice to see Colin Farrell and Tom Hanks was great as Walt Disney. I enjoyed Paul Giamatti and the trio of the screenwriter/composer/lyricist. Good movie.

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    I want to see this. I loved the Mary Poppins books and HATED what they did to her character in the movie. Mary was a bitch but an effective one and the Julie Andrews character was so nice and sickly sweet to the kids which was the opposite of Mary's way of raising children. And of course Travers was an Aussie so she was 100% correct in all things.
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