#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Plot: Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.
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I haven’t watched ‘Mary Poppins’ itself in many, many years but still have memories of it as a kid. That meant I had the desired knowledge of the key parts about that film, which I’d say is probably wise to watch before this – though not a requirement, at least in my opinion.
Ironically, Travers’ complaints about the animation segments to the 1964 film are justified on my end – I’ve been on a Disney marathon since May, but to “shorten” the watch load I decided to only watch the studio’s productions that are straight up animation or straight up live-action, so MP missed the cut given it’s a combo. If she had her way, I’d have watched it again relatively recently. Damn you, Mr. Disney!
Anyway, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is an outstanding film! One that’s filled with so much heart and some rich storytelling – loved the back and forth between Travers’ early and later years. They entwin the two films together very well, while the Disney stuff – while in your face – adds humour as well as meaning.
Then you have Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Two actors I adore already. Hanks plays Walt Disney very good, he’s top notch in this. However, it is Thompson that steals the show. She’s superb as Travers, who isn’t the most likeable character but Thompson ensures you stay invested in her. She’s great in ‘Treasure Planet’ and ‘Nanny McPhee’, but this is the best I’ve seen from her so far.
Elsewhere, shoutouts to Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson and Paul Giamatti for what they bring – especially Farrell. Jason Schwartzman and B. J. Novak are good as the Sherman Brothers, also.
A charming and very nicely made film. Can’t recommend it more.
Nicely done movie with great performances from Thompson and Hanks. Also Farrell, which a role made perfectly for him.
The story is well threaded, letting us walk through Travers childhood and the birth of the main characters in Mary Poppins’ books.
Truth, not all the truth, yet nothing but the truth, Walt Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks is a Best Picture Hopeful with all the good credentials
Walt Disney Pictures rarely aims for the Best Picture crown, being more a company focused on profits and sustaining its wildly popular brand. To make you haters hate more: they’ve earned $4 billion this year already and this includes the $200 million loss of Lone Ranger). They usually only distribute the movies that have a shot at Academy Awards immortality, with The Help (A Dreamworks film) being the latest example of a nominee and No Country For Old Men being their latest example of a winner.
But with Saving Mr. Banks, Disney is going the whole nine yards. With a stellar cast, seemingly endless budget (Giving John Lee Hancock a much-less stressful job in directing), high production value, and heavy dosage of drama that hides beneath the happier movie trailers, this film stands as one of the better dramas of the year and a sure-fire Oscar-contender. Touching upon the tissue-happy themes of forgiveness, family, and seeking happiness in a miserable world, prepare for waterworks throughout the two hours.
What makes this movie work more than anything else is the screenplay that didn’t start in the studios of Disney, allowing for a more accurate portrayal of the true story behind the making of the masterpiece Mary Poppins—-even if the entire world knows that with the backing of Disney some details will be left out. Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith weaved out an engaging story full of crisp dialogue and skillfully avoids becoming too overblown or too overdramatic. And whenever the movie gets close to being all-out depressing, we get treated to humorous moments here and there to keep the audience in check.
In a movie about artists that are addicted to their craft, you need actors that work with the same type of fervor. Emma Thompson despite not getting top billing gets the most screen time, gets the toughest job, and delivers the ultimate performance. She becomes very dislikable and yet sympathetic at the same time, and it is impossible to see anyone other than Thompson deliver this type of impact. Tom Hanks in an Oscar-baiting year does a superb job portraying the icon planet Earth knows and loves as he gives Walt Disney a humanized performance that separates the flawed man from the myth the Disney Company has feverishly worked to this day to protect. The rest of the cast does not disappoint, and we even see Colin Farrell potentially impress some Academy voters as the loving yet extremely defective father figure.
Disney’s protection of its brand is the sole reason why Saving Mr. Banks could never ever ever ever ever ever be produced or made by anybody else. But luckily for all viewers, Disney doesn’t pull back many punches in delivering the story behind the complex and conflicted making of Mary Poppins. It will be deep in the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards but ultimately indeed deserves the praise—even if you won’t see all the details behind the true story on screen.
“Saving Mr. Banks” is an exquisite film. It draws you in with the delightful reality of Disney as well as the triumphantly stark reality (inasmuch as it is reality; I do lack her background) of Mrs. Travers. I purposely leave out parts of the film for the sake of the movie-goer, but let me say how delightful the songs are, the people are, the displays of emotion– my part as well, as I nearly cried and fully laughed at certain points throughout. The film speaks to me and it feels complete in its currency– tuppence, if you will– in taking Mrs. Travers’ story and embellishing it with the truth of the creators’ (both Travers and Disney, for the part he has in the creation of the film) lives. The lives of the characters– and I do mean most people seen on screen, in particular the driver and Mrs. Travers’ mother– are well-told and well-lived, and spark a certain comfort and warmth, even in the cold of their realities and harsher backstories. I believe the film has done its job beautifully, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Even the animated penguins, although for me there is still my deep and abiding love for their real counterparts.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director John Lee Hancock
Writer Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Actors Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell
Country USA, UK, Australia
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 72 nominations.
Production Company Ruby Films, Essential Media and Entertainment
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,443 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema