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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • 'Mary Poppins' Thesp Recalls Working With Walt Disney, Julie Andrews

    It's long overdue that somebody bring Walt Disney to the screen. Tom Hanks playing him is a dream combination. They have the same eyes. And Emma Thompson gives the full range of emotions as P.L. Travers. For me, watching her childhood onscreen and knowing...
  • Bill Cosby's Stories Provide Must-Read Memories

    Closer to 80 than 70, the man works. Nov. 8: Red Bank, N.J. Nov. 14: Great Falls, Mont. Nov. 15: Missoula, Mont. Nov. 16: San Bernardino, Calif. That's Bill Cosby's performance itinerary for the past two weeks. Then come the next two weeks. Nov....
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    'Saving Mr. Banks'
    "Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney’s dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren’t nearly as genial. This enjoyable behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as...
  • 'Mr. Banks,' 'Walter Mitty' Aim for Family Cred at Box Office

    This holiday season, Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" and Fox's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" are testing the boundaries of what it means to be an all-audience film, as studios strive to strike the right balance between adult drama and family...
  • Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

    Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") and Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious")....
  • 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music' Choreographer Marc Breaux Dies at 89

    Marc Breaux, choreographer for the films "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" who also occasionally directed films, died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. He was 89. Breaux also choreographed the films "Huckleberry Finn," "The...
  • Colin Farrell and Kelly Marcel on Prepping for 'Saving Mr. Banks' with 'Poppins' Party

    "Saving Mr. Banks" screenwriter Kelly Marcel was a "Mary Poppins" pro as a kid compared to the pic's co-star Colin Farrell. "It was definitely the film we watched every Christmas," said Marcel at a Q&A following a screening of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks"...
  • Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics

    Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics
    On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared "Walt Disney Day" in Chicago, and a press conference was held to announce the "restoration" of the little house at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in the Chicago neighborhood of Hermosa, not far from the intersection of...
  • Directors on Their Teams: John Lee Hancock on 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    "Saving Mr. Banks" is the fifth film directed by John Lee Hancock, who began his career as a writer, scripting the 1993 Clint Eastwood film "A Perfect World." His new film travels between Los Angeles in 1961, London at the same time, and flashbacks to P....
  • Composers help tell the story and set the scene

    Composers help tell the story and set the scene
    When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four...
  • Writers on Writers: Rosanne Cash on 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    In the screenplay for "Saving Mr. Banks," Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith very casually -- and elegantly -- let the audience in on the big secret of artists and writers, in the middle of a key conversation between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers. Disney, in...