All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again.
' Old Year's Day' is what we call the last day of the year here in Holland.
One of the things that goes hand in hand with this day is watching Mary Poppins.
And as I look around the room and see three generations of my family smiling, laughing, singing and being totally captivated by this tale of magic, fantasy and the beauty of childhood, I forget that I'm a cynical dick 90% of the time. There are only a handful of films that can achieve this and this one is probably the best example of them.
And Julie Andrews is a total babe.
Robert Stevenson’s 1964 elating and legendary musical Mary Poppins magically turns an incredibly simple story into a sweet, stirring, mellifluous and extremely goodhearted piece of cinema, it is a celebration of simplicity, honesty and innocence which with its pleasant sense of humor and addictive songs easily connects with everybody, young or old, stern or easygoing. It mixes fantasy, magical realism, live action and animation to create something unforgettable and utterly amusing, it’s hard to watch Julie Andrews singing and dancing on the rooftops and not get delighted. If I have watched this when I was 6 or 7 I would have said that it is the best film ever made, such is the charm and enchantment of Mary Poppins.…
All I can say is, that Mary Poppins sure has a nerve being hurt that the kids run off with their dad without saying goodbye to her, after she just spent half an hour packing while shrugging off their pleas for her to stay: "Yeah, I know you don't want me to go. So sad for you. Ciao."
Okay, that isn't all I can say. I hadn't watched this one since childhood, but after Saving Mr. Banks hit me with a sucker punch in the emotions, I had to revisit it. It's a different experience as an adult: I can see the blatant flaws in the special effects, and the 40-minute fantasy sequence (among others) kinda drags, and Dick Van…
“First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”
There’s really no need to explain why I love Mary Poppins. It is, like its titular character, practically perfect in every way. No need to give references; a very old-fashioned idea, to my mind.
To be sure, it’s a Disney contraption: bright colors, catchy tunes, sweet disposition. But, like practically perfect people, it doesn’t permit sentiment to muddle its thinking. There’s a powerful streak of twilight-hued melancholy through Mary Poppins. It is, wisely, neither all sugar nor all medicine.
That variegation begins with Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) herself. Her list of qualifications is long. Cheery disposition? She is never cross—but that is not to…
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and- snap! The job's a game!
I am saddened. I have become overwhelmed with the stark realization that I am simply too old to truly appreciate this film anymore like I used to. That's not to say that I don't adore and treasure this film as I did in my youth, but rather, I am very unlikely to watch it of my own accord again. I have moved on to different films, different genres, more adult tastes.
However, I find that there is a special place in my heart for this film. You see, Mary Poppins is the film that sparked my love…
One of my 1000 recommended films.
A long-loved musical from the Disney studios, this film is one I can watch over and over again without ever getting bored. It is, indeed, practically perfect, just as Mary's tape measure states.
If I only highlighted a handful of scenes to give you a flavour of the film, you would hear of dancing penguin waiters, dignified singing bank employees (led by Dick Van Dyke's wonderful doddery old chap), cute as a button little kids, the touching song of the Bird Woman, the fab special effects of A Spoonful of Sugar's nursery clean-up. Uncle Albert's tea party on the ceiling, and Glynis Johns' strutting Suffragette.
A wonderful cast led by Julie Andrews' porcelain pretty…
As close to a flawless classic as you can get in my book—plus, the 50+ year-old animation and special effects are unparalleled for the time… maybe all time
I watched this for week 4 of the Letterboxd season challenge: boxd.it/t4Ws
Christopher Plummer famously likened working with Julie Andrews to being hit over the head with a Valentine's card every day. Watching Mary Poppins certainly has its similarities, but the film is undeniably fun. Julie Andrews' acting is wonderfully precise, and Dick van Dyke is hilariously over the top (and oh, that accent). The timing is occasionally strange and the plot doesn't make that much sense, but in my opinion the craftsmanship of the movie and the attention to details overshadows it and makes it a great experience.
SAW: at home
I hadn't seen this since I was younger and I had many fond memories of it so I was glad to watch it again. Sadly, it didn't hold up at all. Yes, there are a few great, iconic songs and a couple awesomely animated song and dance routines but it's waaaaaay too long and by the time they're doing a full musical number about money earning interest in a bank I was just begging for it to be over. This is one of those movies that should have lived in my memory forever as a perfect film.
"I simply remember my favorite things and then i don't feel so bad". <3
It's cliche to describe this movie as certain word so I'll say that any movie that makes kids ask what a suffragette is deserves respect.
Goodness, this movie is a delight. What a wonderful surprise.
My sister felt like watching this one. But this movie never..fucking..ends. When I finished it on Xbox Movies, an achievement actually popped up for having watched ten hours of movies.
Twice as long as most regular Disney movies, and with ten times as many damn songs that go on, and on...and on.
I was racking my brain last time trying to figure out the moral, if any, but this time it kind of hit me over the head. Kids will be kids, and should be allowed to be. Their stern father tries to lecture them in the hard, important, cold facts of life and they just want to be children. That is essentially the story of my life, haha. I…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…