Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Saving Mr. Banks

""No whimsy or sentiment!" says the woman who sends a flying nanny with a talking umbrella to save the children."  --Walt Disney

Last week for $5 Tuesdays we saw Saving Mr. Banks (we also sampled every flavor of popcorn seasoning they offered). We LoVeD this movie! It was not what either of us expected, except that it was completely amazing. Who knew half the movie would be set in Australia?

Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation after 20 years of Walt pursuing her. 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.

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