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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…
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…
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!
"Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way."
Great songs. Great performances. One very dodgy (but lovable) accent.
I last saw this movie 14 years ago so this is almost like watching it for the first time, again. Mary Poppins, I think, is one of the best examples of a film that best encapsulates the idea of what Disney magic is. There also quite a bit of animation in here for a live-action feature.
Julie Andrews is Mary Poppins. There's no one else who could do it like she did. Of course, the Sherman Brothers' songs and Irwin Kostal's score are practically perfect in every way too.The movie is longer than I expect though I was a little sad when it came to an end. I'm glad I saw it again.
A lot more fun than I expected. Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews were great and even the child actors weren't completely awful. Some scenes did drag on too long though.
Yes, I know all too well this is a revered classic (I was viewing it during a capacity summer classic screening), but it seemed to long and annoyingly repetitive to me. Also much of the animation seemed imitative of other works, van Dyke's cockney accent is abominable and the British empire rhetoric was grating.
Strangely, at one point I think I started developing an erotic fixation on Julie Andrews' nanny .... maybe that was why I liked it when I was much younger?
"I have just one thing to say.
I never explain anything."
"Julie Andrews was indertijd al tien jaar gevierd op het toneel, maar onervaren op het witte doek. Ze brengt het er echter fantastisch van af in haar filmdebuut, de show stelend met haar fantastische uitstraling en haar adembenemende stem (met een bereik van maar liefst vier octaven). Je kunt je bijna niet voorstellen dat iemand anders deze rol zou spelen; niet voor niets won ze direct een Oscar voor deze rol. Tegenspeler Dick Van Dyke steekt er met zijn dubieuze accent maar wat flauwtjes bij af, maar dat mag de pret uiteraard niet drukken."
Oh, how wonderful this film is. I'm not sure if I adore Mary or Burt more.
If you haven't watched this in forever, do.
A wonderful and infectiously joyous musical completely stuffed with great songs.
Bad accents, and whimsy might
Please kids, but not me.
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