Mary Poppins (1964) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney and Bill Walsh.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by P. L. Travers published in 1934.
Mary Poppins was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.
Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Julie Andrews||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke; Set Decoration: Emile Kuri, Hal Gausman||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Edward Colman||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Tony Walton||Nominated|
|Best Director||Robert Stevenson||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Cotton Warburton||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Irwin Kostal||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman||Won|
|Best Picture||Walt Disney and Bill Walsh, Producers||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi||Nominated|
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Mrs. Banks: Dear, it's about the children...
Mr. Banks: Yes, yes, yes. I run my home precisely on schedule. At 6:01, I march through my door. My slippers, sherry, and pipe are due at 6:02. Consistent is the life I lead!
Mrs. Banks: George, they're missing!
Mr. Banks: Splendid, splendid. It's grand to be an Englishman in 1910! King Edward's on the throne, it's the age of men! I'm the lord of my castle, the sovereign, the liege! I treat my subjects, servants, children, wife with a firm but gentle hand, noblesse oblige. It's 6:03, and the heirs to my dominion are scrubbed and tubbed, and added, quickly fed. And so I'll pat them on the head, and send them off to bed. Ah, lordly is the life I lead! Winifred, where are the children?
Mrs. Banks: They're not here, dear.
Mr. Banks: What? Well, of course they're here! Where else would they be?
Michael: We better keep an eye on this one. She's tricky.
Bert: Goodbye, Mary Poppins, don't stay away too long.
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Walt Disney first attempted to purchase the film rights from P.L. Travers as early as 1938. Travers rejected his advances as she didn't believe a film version would do justice to her creation. Another reason for her initial rejection would have been that at that time the Disney studios had not yet produced a live action film.
The women that Bert recites his comical poems to are all characters from the Mary Poppins' books including the short woman with the very tall daughters.
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