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Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition…

Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy) (original 1934; edition 2015)

by Julie Andrews (Actor)

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An irrepressible nanny soars out of the London skies, bringing a carpetbag of magical adventures into the lives of the Banks family on Cherry Tree Lane. Blends live-action and animation.
Title:Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy)
Authors:Julie Andrews (Actor)
Info:WALT DISNEY PICTURES (2013), Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition
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Mary Poppins [1964 film] by Robert Stevenson (Director) (1934)


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Edwardian children get a magic nanny.

They sing and dance, then they sing, then they dance, then they sing some more, then Dick Van Dyke might do something funny, then they sing and dance... and so on.

Concept: B
Story: F
Characters: C
Dialog: B
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: D

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 2.1/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 12, 2016 |
Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney's personally supervised films. The Travers stories are bundled together to tell the story of the Edwardian-era British Banks family: the banker father (David Tomlinson), suffragette mother (Glynis Johns), and the two "impossible" children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber). The kids get the attention of their all-business father by bedevilling every new nanny in the Banks household. Whem Mr. Banks advertises conventionally for another nanny, the kids compose their own ad, asking for someone with a little kindness and imagination. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews in her screen debut) answers the children's ad by arriving at the Banks home from the skies, parachuting downward with her umbrella. She immediately endears herself to the children. The next day they meet Mary's old chum Bert (Dick Van Dyke), currently employed as a sidewalk artist. Mary, Bert, and the children hop into one of Bert's chalk drawings and learn the nonsense song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in a cartoon countryside. Later, they pay a visit to Bert's Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn), who laughs so hard that he floats to the ceiling. Mr. Banks is pleased that his children are behaving better, but he's not happy with their fantastic stories. To show the children what the real world is like, he takes them to his bank. A series of disasters follow which result in his being fired from his job. Mary Poppins' role in all this leads to some moments when it is possible to fear that all her good work will be undone, but like the magical being she is, all her "mistakes" lead to a happy result by the end of the film. In 2001, Mary Poppins was rereleased in a special "sing-along" edition with subtitles added to the musical numbers so audiences could join in with the onscreen vocalists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Hide
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  FloydHyattJr | Jun 21, 2014 |
Mary Poppins is a classic. Even if it was made nearly fifty years ago it's still a great movie for people of all ages. The story is timeless. I particularly enjoy how the movie promotes imagination and exploration which is important for kids. I think this movie is fitting for kids, teens and adults. Everyone can find something to enjoy.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stevenson, RobertDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
DaGradi, DonScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Walsh, BillScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, JulieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baddeley, HermioneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, DawsActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colman, EdwardCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Darwell, JaneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Disney, WaltProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dotrice, KarenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eaton, MarjorieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frees, PaulActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garber, MatthewActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johns, GlynisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lanchester, ElsaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Owen, ReginaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, Richard M.Composersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, Robert B.Composersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomlinson, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Treacher, ArthurActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Dyke, DickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wynn, EdActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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All right, ladies an' gents! Comical poem! Suitable for the occasion, extemporized and thought up before your very eyes! All right, 'ere we go! Room 'ere for everyone. Gather around. The constable - responstable! Now 'ow does that sound? Hm. 'Ello, Miss Lark, I've got one for you. Miss Lark... likes to walk... in the park... with Andrew! Hello, Andrew. Ah, Mrs. Corry, a story for you. Your daughters were shorter than you - but they grew!
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This is the 1964 film directed by Robert Stevenson based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers.
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