“George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” Walt Disney.
This was a charming story of the real Mary Poppins and the man who wanted to tell her story. It truly goes to the heart of everyone.
Here is the basic plot…Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to “Mary Poppins.” The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney’s proposition.
The musical score is done by Thomas Newman.
Here are a couple clips…
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Well that’s all for today, look forward to Sunday when I bring you Beetlejuice. Happy Listening!