I can hardly wait to see it. We didn't make it when it was out in the theaters, too much going on and just not enough spare time. So, I'm really looking forward to watching it.
Last week I downloaded the album from Amazon and the music is excellent. But then we all know how much of a Disney fan I am. My Disney music collection is quite extensive at this point.
From the announcement email:
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film, which reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for twenty years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, the set Mary Poppins free.
Featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Colin Farrell (Total Recall), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Bradley Whitford (TV’s The West Wing), Annie Rose Buckley (TV’s Home and Away), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger), B.J. Novak (TV’s The Office), Rachel Griffiths (TV’s Brothers & Sisters) and Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands), Saving Mr. Banks was directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie), produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan.
When I was eleven years old, my dad was transferred to the Air Force base in Athens, Greece. On our way over, we stopped in Ireland and stayed with my grandmother for a couple of weeks. One of the things we did was go to the Theater (capital T for sure) and we saw Mary Poppins. I loved that movie, it was so magical.
I think one of the things I'm interested in seeing in the movie is the park. We've been annual passholders for over twenty years and Disneyland will always be our favorite. So, "Saving Mr Banks" is a movie I'm really interested in.
Here are a couple of previews for your enjoyment. First up, King Arthur's Carrousel (that's how it's spelled, really, it is):
"Never ever just Mary"....kind of reminds me of "CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow"....