Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks Trailer
Notations by Jennifer Kiley
Created 23rd January 2014
Posted On Friday 31st January 2014
The books and the film are different. We are talking about Mary Poppins. Most adaptations end up going into changes. Different mediums. Learn to allow the transition into your purview. When very young, I read P.L. Travers books written about Mary Poppins.
The real Mary Poppins played by Rachel Griffith in Mary Poppins
When the movie came out, I never really connected the books to the film. Same name, Mary Poppins, but not the character I remember in anyway. I love them both but differently. They were the good moments I remember being a child. Reading and seeing movies.
Saving Mr Banks Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney
Movies were on the TV, not in the cinema. Not until I was at least approaching the age to babysit. Then I went to see the Beatles and Mary Poppins and two other Julie Andrews films she had released during that same time period.
Saving Mr Banks Walt Disney and P.L. Travers at Disneyland
I was hooked on Mary Poppins from the books. But then it transferred over to being Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, and I adored her. There was always adventure in the books and of course in the movie, overflowing in abundance.
Saving Mr Banks P.L. Travers on Carousal. Walt Disney won his bet to get her on a ride.
P.L Travers felt Walt Disney took the darker side of Mary Poppins out of her character. At the beginning of the film, Saving Mr. Banks, precedes Walt Disney even having the rights to use P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. From all the talk, it seems Mr. Disney took advantage of P.L. Travers need for money. She had little power to negotiate but did it for real and really didn’t want to have to give. Disney knew somehow he would get what he wanted even though it seemed at time, P.L Travers was going to reject any deal. This was in her heart to do, to refuse. Plus a great deal was riding on Walt Disney sealing the deal. He promised his daughters he would make their favorite children’s story of Mary Poppins into a film. It took 20 years.
Saving Mr Banks Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers not happy with Walt Disney’s take on Mary Poppins
I am looking forward with excitement, to see Saving Mr. Banks. Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers seems a real hoot. My three favorite things that came out of all this. That would be Emma Thompson, Mary Poppins and her creator P.L. Travers, and Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews being a nanny saved my childhood. She played my favorite nannies, Mary Poppins and Maria in The Sound of Music. For myself as a child, I would have loved having a nanny over my parents any day. No questions.
Saving Mr Banks Tom Hanks as Walt Disney
The story of the take over of Mary Poppins by the Powerful and Famous Walt Disney.
SAVING MR. BANKS TRAILER
Saving Mr. Banks Trailer
Saving Mr Banks Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers
PG-13, 2 hr.
Emma Thompson …………P.L. Travers
Tom Hanks …………….Walt Disney
Colin Farrell …………Robert Goff Travers
Bradley Whitford ………Don DaGradi
Paul Giamatti …………Ralph
Jason Schwartzman ……..Richard Morton Sherman
Ruth Wilson …………..Margaret Goff
B.J. Novak ……………Robert Sherman
Kathy Baker …………..Tommie
Rachel Griffiths ………Aunt Ellie
Annie Rose Buckley …….Ginty
Original Photo from the Walt Disney Film Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke during Step In Time number.