All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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.…
“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…
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…
I don't know why but I always thought I would hate Mary Poppins. That's why I never saw it but since I am very interested in go see Saving Mr. Banks I think is was the right time to finally watch it.
Now I realize that it wasn't as I thought it would be and I don't hate it. Actually I quite enjoyed what I saw! Disney Classic.
I was never a fan of Mary Poppins when I was little, I couldn't relate to two posh kids with a nanny, but revisiting this I can honestly say its one of the most magical films I've seen. It's just a stunning piece of work that deserves all the praise it gets. Julie Andrews is phenominal in this!
My all time favorite Disney classic. Had to re-watch after seeing "Saving Mr. Banks."
After seeing Saving Mr. Banks, I decided to revisit Mary Poppins which gave it an extra dimension.
Nowadays we take special effect for granted, but for an early '60's movie I think they did a fantastic job.
Acting in those days were hugely different, so I doubt audiences of the current generation will be able to enjoy this movie, then again for small children this won't be an issue an the movie might still work for them.
It's been a long time since I have seen this and since I saw "Saving Mr. Banks" a while back, I thought I should eventually give this a rewatch. It wasn't as good as I remembered it being. With a terrific performance by Andrews and some great dancing numbers, it doesn't do well with keeping me interested due to a very weak pace and script filled with extra storylines just to fuel the story more and more. The 2 kids could've been directed a bit more to seem like they aren't repeating their lines and the films music is terrific. Just not as good as I remembered.
I will fly a kite...all the way to watch this film again. Magic film.
A Review Haiku
Dear Uncle Albert.
You have a drinking problem.
You kissed a penguin.
This is the first time I've seen this movie in many years, and even though it's charming, I just really want to like it more than I do. My biggest problem is how Mr. Banks suddenly becomes carefree when he loses his job, but the bank gives him his job back simply because he told a shitty joke to the president and it caused him to laugh himself to death. What in the hell? I mean that's the ending, I'm so confused by the ending. Why does Mary leave? Was that her doing? Did she secretly murder the bank president in his sleep and drug his son? And couldn't it have been a slightly funnier joke that caused him to…
This one is something else. The way they dress the frames in this film when you are with the parents of the two children has such a staunch, clinical quality that you feel a stick ramming up your own ass much like the father, Mr. Banks.
I still keep Mary Poppins as the one female celebrity I would want to sleep with. Don't be confused, it's not Julie Andrews, IT IS Mary Poppins. My male celebrity, however would not be Dick Van Dyke but the dude who played Short Round.
Back on task, I think that the crazy animated-with-live-action sequences overshadow the whole point of this film which was subsequently highlighted in Saving Mr. Banks, that a father was so…
This is without question my favorite film. Even though it doesn't possess an antagonist or any action it is still an enjoyable watch that everyone can enjoy. With revolutionary effects, a good use of humor and a heartwarming message about family coming first I can honestly say this is a timeless classic that I will never grow tired of watching. I thought this film was amazing.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
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- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- The Broadway Melody
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