More about Mary Poppins

I have given myself a project… to find out as much as I can about Mary Poppins and her creator P.L.Travers. There is now a movie coming out called “Saving Mr.Banks” which is about how Walt Disney fought with P.L.Travers over making the books into a film. Mr Disney is played by Tom Hanks and Mrs Travers is played by Emma Thompson. I love Emma Thompson and I believe that she fits the role perfectly!! I am so excited! 

So far from the trailer they have depicted Mrs Travers as though she is very much like Mary Poppins – which a lot of people thought. Mrs Travers is a mystery to most. From what I can see of the trailer this film will demonstrate that. As well how these two people had many conflicts over the making of the film… 

Here is the trailer… 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvKcwNyOnWo 

It looks so bloody brilliant. I must, I must see it!!! 

It has also sparked my interest in reading more of Mrs Travers’ books as well as more about herself. I will of course share what I find out through here… 

I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Poppins (@MPoppinsLondon)
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 17:08:46

    The more you find out about Mary Poppins / P. L. Travers the more you will see they are reflections of each other. There is an autobiography about P.L. Travers based on papers she left to a library in Australia after her death but also, if you search The Real Mary Poppins on Youtube a documentary will come up that was broadcast around 2004. It’s a really good starting point! Do post anything you find, I’d like to hear other updates.

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  2. quirkymelbournian
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 02:47:46

    Thank-you very much for stopping by my blog and commenting! How exciting to have a Mary Poppins read my posts! I had a look at your blog and it sounds like a very nice place to visit. Thanks for the tip on other places to find info about Mary Poppins and P.L.Travers… I am reading Mary Poppins She Wrote by Valerie Lawson at the moment and it reads just like a Mary Poppins story. From this book you can very much understand where those stories came from.

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