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.…
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…
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 nanny and featuring child stars Karen…
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.
¿Cómo no va a ser esta película prácticamente perfecta en todo, si tiene una escena de pingüinos camareros que cantan y bailan? Si en Hollywood incluyeran más escenas musicales con pingüinos (o monos), mejor iría la industria.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Adorei os primeiros trinta minutos do filme. Conhecer Mary foi encantador. Os 100 minutos restantes têm um monte de números musicais longos o bastante pra me fazer sair do filme, pensar em pudim, nas louças pra lavar. Mas eu resisti. Só pra ver o Sr. Banks se livrar do ~sistema opressor~ que o consumia e tornar a ele no final (um degrau acima). Não sei se muita coisa vai mudar naquela casa.
I'm not sure I care about anything here except Julie Andrews' flawlessness
According to my mother, Mary Poppins is the first movie I ever watched. I don't remember the viewing, but it must have made an impression, because it is still one of my all time favorite films. As Mary would say, it is "practically perfect in every way."
I was once asked the question, if I could be any movie character, who would I choose? The character that immediately popped into my head was Bert, Dick Van Dyke's memorable chimney sweep. This is a guy who finds a way to enjoy whatever he is doing, and of course he gets to spend a lot of time with Julie Andrews, who deservedly won an Oscar for the film in her very first…
What's left to say about Mary Poppins, simply love and adore everything about it. Any time I'm feeling down or need a pick me up I pop this in and sit back to laugh with Uncle Albert, keep time with Admiral Boom, cry with the bird lady, ponder the man with the wooden leg named Smith and look longingly at my kite that suddenly needs to be flown ASAP. A beautiful Disney masterpiece.
it's the perfect package for the young, young-at-heart, and who thinks julie andrews is oh so gorgeous.
Nach "Saving Mr. Banks" wollte ich nun wissen auch wissen was es denn nun mit diesem Werk auf sich hat. Falls ich den Film als Kind mal gesehen hab, ist er völlig zu recht, aus meinen Erinnerungen gelöscht worden.
Ich konnte erwartungsgemäß absolut nichts mit dem Streifen anfangen. Zu naiv, zu infantil und viel zu viel Zuckerguss. Eine richtige Geschichte konnte ich auch nicht erkennen. Technisch ist der Streifen für seine Zeit ganz ok, aber die andauernden Tanz-und Gesangseinlagen haben nur genervt besonders die Schornsteinfeger und der komische Onkel an der Decke. Und dann noch Dick van Dyke, der gekünzelt lustig sein wollte und kaum zu ertragen war. Lediglich Julie Andrews in der Titelrolle hat mir gefallen.
My all-time favorite film. Disney's technological Citizen Kane is astonishingly impressive at all levels. A beautiful and lively score, clever writing and wonderful acting. I have yet to come across another film in my life where so much heart and dedication was apparent from all involved.
Without a doubt, 1964 saw the Disney enterprise on the crest of a wave. Disneyland and the television show that promoted it were an unprecedented success; they had designed and exhibited four ultramodern, envelope-pushing exhibits at the New York World's Fair; and if that weren't enough that same year saw the premiere of Mary Poppins. The film opened to universal critical acclaim and enormous box-office, became Disney's highest-grossing film for years, and eventually earned 13 Oscar nominations, winning six.
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