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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.
' 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.
“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…
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.…
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!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
great...the movie is about Mr. Banks, really. The open shot of him going to the bank to be laid off is damn beautiful. Makes you think.
Film #30 of my Hanging Out with Disney project
(From the Mary Poppins soundtrack; www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9012SGz-yY&index=1&list=PLi8fSnUw2i3qIbOXTE60_l0eETdl1WwXI)
Everyone's seen this. Mary Poppins is that practically perfect in every way magical nanny who changes the lives of the Banks family in 1910 England, including the children, Jane and Michael, and their father, Mr. Banks. It's been 50 years since Walt Disney took this classic PL Travers story to life, and it's still one of his finest films. It's funny cause when I was younger I solely enjoyed it cause the musical numbers were so dang catchy, especially the ones with Dick Van Dyke. But looking at it, the film is secretly an emotional character study of how a woman full of magic saves…
For reasons that I fail to completely recollect, I was not at all impressed by Disney’s classic musical Mary Poppins when I first watched it. It should probably be noted that, unlike many, I was not raised on this film; rather, I had only watched it for the first time about three years ago and had not rewatched it until this month. I can’t speak for the mindset I was in back then (a much more cynical one surely), but with this viewing I have finally seen the light. Mary Poppins is delightful, charming, heartwarming, and some of the most fun I’ve had with…
um clássico maravilhoso. um filme musical divertido. Julie Andrews fantástica como sempre.
Many call Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" his Masterpiece, and when you consider the innovations, the music, the pure feeling that the film evokes, and it's continuing popularity after 50 years it's hard to argue.
Disney's ability to assemble and manage a vast array of talent is fully on display: Richard and Robert Sherman's wonderful songs, Julie Andrews' voice, grace, and pure charm in her first film as the lead, Dick Van Dyke's fantastic physical, comedic, and musical performance (he had no dance or song training before the film), all the supporting cast (including small parts by the great Ed Wynn, and Elsa Lanchester who played the Bride of Frankenstein), the animation, the sets, the matte paintings, and the innovative special effects all combine to make "Mary Poppins" the most financially successful Disney film at that point, and it still stands as "practically perfect in every way".
'Mary Poppins' is a historical film, an obvious classic and one that many call a masterpiece. I didn't find it to be one of the best movies in the world, but maybe I'll appreciate it more over time. I did love the way it combined animation with live action, though, which remains jaw dropping when considering the year it released. This is wonderful film for the whole family.
Mary popping more like Merry poopings
Overrated musical is good, not that good.
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