Monday, March 17, 2014

Take a look behing the making if Mary Poppins with, Saving Mr. Banks on Blu-ray 3/18/14 #savingmrbanksbloggers #Giveaway

There are those movies that you just have to see and being a Disney family we had to see Saving Mr. Banks. Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) quest to convince P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to let him turn Mary Poppins into a movie. Filmed primarily in the Walt Disney Studios (where all of what we were watching actually happened) and parts of it in Disneyland itself this movie is a Disney fans dream.

Reluctant to let go of her rights to Mary Poppins because Disney makes animated movies and Ms. Travers utterly disdains them a money strapped Travers was convinced by her agent Diarmuid Russell (Ronan Vibert) she had to meet with Disney to see what he was willing to offer her, after all Mary Poppins was a favorite book in the Disney household and Walt promised his girls that he would make the movie happen and Walt never broke a promise to his girls...it took more than 20 years to come to fruition but it did happen and this wonderful movie brought us along for the ride.

The movie is mostly based on the life of P.L. Travers or Ginty as she was known to her family growing up in Australia with her family. A series of flashback to a young Travers played by Annie Rose Buckley we see that Ginty is a daddy's girl, her father Travers Goff (Colin Farrell) was a charismatic banker with an alcohol problem. When Goff became ill Ginty's Aunt Ellie moved in to help with the burden. These years of her life and her Aunt Ellie is where the basis of Mary Poppins came from and the part of Mr. Banks is a nod to her own father and his struggles with life, where her father failed to ultimately achieve happiness and understanding Mr. Banks succeeds.

This is a wonderful movie and we absolutely enjoyed it, while it might have tweaked history a little bit it was really a well written, well acted and well made movie. Tom Hanks portrayal as Walt Disney was outstanding and Emma Thompson was great as well (my husband whispered to me I can't stand that woman several times during the movie so I have to assume she nailed Travers' personality.) But what I really loved was the utter disdain Travers shows the Sherman brothers (Jason Schwartzman & B.J. Novak) songs and how their use of made up words was awful. 
To think that actually happened and how we almost didn't get some of the most iconic Disney songs ever written because of Ms. Travers being a little too uptight about everything. Ralph her chauffeur (Paul Giamatti) is the only one who can get the otherwise stone cold Travers to open up and finally show some human qualities. This was a nice touch to help humanize a somewhat stiff and almost unlikeable Travers, even though Ralph technically didn't really exist, Giamatti played a concoction of all of her drivers. This is a great movie that any Disney fan or Mary Poppins fan will absolutely love.
Being such big fans of Walt, I wanted to share a picture of my family in Walt's apartment in Disneyland... If you ever have the chance to go, it is a wonderful place to visit. 
So if you are looking for a great family film, I would highly suggest picking up Saving Mr. Banks, I am sure your family will love it as much as mine did.





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89 comments:

  1. My husband and I both would love to see this movie. We enjoy Tom Hanks and anything Disney

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  2. My husband and I would love to see it.

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  3. I want to see it
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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  4. Me! I didn't get to see it in theatre like I was hoping to!

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  5. I would love to watch this with my family.
    Thank you!

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  6. All four of my kids really want to see this movie (Laura DeLuca)

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  7. I would like to watch this with my friend who is also a huge Mary Poppins fan.

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  8. My mom wants to see this movie.

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  9. The whole family would love to see this movie!

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  10. I actually just watched Mary Poppins the other day, so I would love to win this. It was the first time my husband had ever seen the movie.

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  11. I would like to watch this on family movie night.

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  12. My oldest daughter and I cannot wait to see this film!

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  13. I would! I've loved Mary Poppins since I was a little girl.

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  14. My girlfriend and I.. she wanted to see it when it was in theaters.

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  15. My husband has no interest so I would probably watch by myself.

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  16. My boyfriend and I would love to see this movie.

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  17. I will watch this good movie with my whole family the next time I go up to Wisconsin for a visit.

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  18. id like to go with my husband an see it,,looking forward to watching

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  19. My Mom would love to see this movie. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(dot)om

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  20. My Mom would love to see this movie. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(dot)om

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  21. I would enjoy seeing this movie with my husband.

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  22. I would love to watch it with my mom.

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  23. I would love to see this movie. I think my daughter would really enjoy it also.
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  24. I would love to see this movie! :-)

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  25. I would love to see this movie, so would my parents.

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  26. my mom wants to see this movie the most

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  27. me me me!!! I know my husband would like it too but i would have to talk him into it

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  28. My kids would love to see this movie! My husband and I LOVED it!

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  29. my husband and I really want to see this film

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  30. I would love to watch this with my family :)

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  31. I would love to see this movie.

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  32. My boys, my husband and I would all love to see this movie.

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  33. All 7 of my children and myself.

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  34. My sister would love to see this movie!

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  35. my grandkids would love to see this movie with me

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  36. I and my kids are looking forward to seeing this movie.

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  37. ME! I am a disney nut and insanely jealous that you got to go to his apartment.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  38. My husband, daughter and mother n law would all love this! :)

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  39. me & my bros and sis' - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  40. I would watch this with my wife on date nite.

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  41. I would like to see this movie. Didn't see it in the theater and really want to see it.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  42. My boyfriend and I would love to see this movie.
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  43. I wholeheartedly want to see this movie. I love Disney, and think that Walt Disney was such a kind soul.

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  44. I want to see this movie! I missed it in the theater!

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  45. i would love to see it. i am a huge disney fan.

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  46. I would love to see this movie!

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  47. I would loe to see it again :)

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  48. My wife would love to see this movie.

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  49. My daughter and I would both love to see this movie!
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  50. Me and Debi

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  51. I am totally guilty of being the one to want to see this movie.

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  52. My girlfriend really wants to see it!

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  53. I would-huge fan of Walt Disney, Tom Hanks, and of course, Mary Poppins!

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  54. i hear its based on a true story

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  55. I would love to see this movie

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  56. I'd love to see this with my daughter.

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  57. I would love to see it, I got excited the first time I saw the preview for this.

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  58. My daughters have really been wanting to see it. I have, too.

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  59. I am the one that wants to see this movie!

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  60. My whole family has been looking forward to seeing Saving Mr. Banks!

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  61. I want to see this with m y hubby and kids

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  62. My daughters would love to see this!


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  63. My husband and I want to see this, we missed it in the theatre.

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  64. My best friend and I would love to see this!

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  65. My family of 6 would love to see this movie.Mary Poppins is one of my all time favorite movies.

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  66. would like to see this movie

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  67. ME!! Mary Poppins was always my absolute favorite as a kid (still is!) and I have yet gotten a chance to see this!

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  68. My cousin would like to see this movie.

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  69. I would like to see this movie.

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  70. I would love to see this myself :)

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  71. My husband and I would love to see this movie
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    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

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  72. please let me know who would love to see this movie?

    i would like to see it although tom hanks movies are usually a one watch and done

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  73. I want to see it with mom.
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