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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.
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…
' 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…
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…
There's a lot to love here. The songbook boasts at least 5 iconic numbers, and Julie Andrews was effervescent in her very English way. I was surprised upon revisiting this at how good the special effects are. A few of the effects shots show their seams, but several of them look fantastic. Without going on an ignorant anti-CGI rant, I just have to wonder why more movies don't revert to some of these older and perfectly effective methods. There's something special about seeing an effect that allows obviously real people to apparently do the impossible. That's movie magic. More magic abounds from the set design. I love scenes that appear to be taking place outdoors, even though you can still…
The Disney-athon continues with the worst cock-ern-ee accent in movie history, and I include Don Cheadle's Basher Tarr.... but what we do have are some classic songs etched into cinematic history, a life seemingly fucked up for tuppence, some hard lessons learned, and an absolutely goddam baking hot Julie Andrews as the titular Poppins who turns the Banks household on its head and had the distinguished honor of being voted as one of Empire magazines greatest movie villains.
I want to see a directors cut where Julie Andrews is swearing constantly and drinking like a fish... but no matter what, Disney had better be at the top of its game come 2018, as I can't see Emily Blunt capturing a quarter of the magic.
Aunque a muchos les cueste creerlo, nunca había visto Mary Poppins. Me animé a hacerlo por insistencia de mis amigos y por el hecho de que la semana que viene me voy de vacaciones a Disneyland. Y tengo que decir que me ha encantado.
Esta película es la viva imagen de la magia Disney. Esa magia que te transmiten la primeras películas Disney como Pinocho o Blancanieves. Esta cualidad fue lo que hizo que disfrutara tanto de esta película. Las actuaciones son excelentes y la música es maravillosa.
Lo que más me sorprendió de Mary Poppins es la comedia. Me he reído como nunca. Pero aun seiendo cómica también tiene un mensaje muy importante sobre la familia cosa que…
I don't actually want it to be 1964 again, but it's my favorite pop culture year and I would dig the chance to experience all of it happening in real time. No nonsense from me about it being a more "innocent" time and all that, but Beatlemania, Peter Sellers, the weird pivot point between old Hollywood and youth culture, "I Get Around," 'Dr. Strangelove,' the end of The Twilight Zone, Charles Schulz and MAD at peak, the Supremes' run of number-ones, "After the Fall," 'The TAMI Show,' this, blah blah etc... I just like soaking in it, it's my 'Midnight in Paris' period I guess. Inevitably, some of my affection for 'Poppins' is born out of a different nostalgia for my own childhood twenty years later, and these things all get wound up together so much I'm not even sure what I think of the movie, except I love it.
What did I tell ya? There's the whole world at your feet, and who gets to see it but the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps.
Totally over the top at times, but visually lovely and so charming.
Nannies can fly! Most children these days are cared for by such. They may be drawn more towards these strangers than their parents. What they provide is detachment so they can be objective to children. Julie Andrews in her Oscar-winning role teaches us that once the children learn to love their parents with all their flaws, it's time for her to fly away and do the same for other children. I always taught my Yayay Ibyang was more of a mother since she spent more time with me; but, there came a point when she taught me that parents hire nannies because my parents were both working. In the end, the ones who brought me forth are the ones I should be more grateful for: they are the same ones who had the wisdom to seek help in raising children.
this review is bias.
Every time I was at my grandparents I would watch this VHS, this is my childhood in a nutshell. Mary Poppins was my hero. I know all the words, all the songs, Julie Andrews is god's gift to mankind.
I haven't watched it for a long time until my grandmother found her old VHS casettes and she suggested to watch this. I cried.
Box office $ 102.3 million
This was shown on NZ TV on Christmas morning, without ads, & I saw it for the first time since 1964. What a treat it was - no need to sit & watch everything (perhaps it was a bit longer than necessary), but some wonderful moments and great music in the background. I had forgotten just how beautiful Julie Andrews looked, and her voice was so pure. My only complaint was Dick VAn Dyke's accent, but his dancing was superb. Am planning a trip to DVD store to get a copy for when the grandchildren come to stay. This and the musical of Oliver (another recent TV treat)are so much more entertaining and memorable than the modern kids' movies
Mary Poppins is a Disney Classic. Mary Poppins is the Nanny, not only one of them. Every nanny has a mission to educate the sons of very busied men and women like Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Their two children stay all day long without them and they are educated to be royal citizen of the British Empire. Mary Poppins come to educate the parents and make the children being better children.
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