Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Why It's Mary Poppins......

Classic Disney fantasy film about the nanny Mary Poppins who works her magic for two unhappy children in London, England. Julie Andrews is simply outstanding in her film debut. She positively glows when she is onscreen. I can see why she won the Best Actress Oscar that year. It is easily one of the best screen performances of all time. Of course, Mary Poppins is a hard act to follow and she would never come close to matching it except for maybe The Sound of Music. Anyway, a childhood classic that still holds up with a lot of song and dance, some humor, and some ok special effects. The flying sequences hold up better than the other effects. And Dick Van Dyke is a plus as chimney sweeper Bert. The songs are still amazing to this day. Julie Andrews had a terrific voice and every song she sings is truly music to your ears. Dick Van Dyke holds his own as Bert with a terrific number of his own. Dyke starts off the cheery song Chim Chim Cher-ee and is quite good, but when Julie comes in towards the end, the song really takes off. And when she sings Feed The Birds (Tuppence a Bag), it's a showstopper. Mary Poppins is a film that everyone can enjoy. A true classic.

Mary Poppins: Our first game is called "well begun is half done."
Michael: I don't like the sound of that.
Mary Poppins: Otherwise entitled, "let's tidy up the nursery."
Michael: I told you she was tricky.


  1. Wow!! does this classic movie bring back childhood memories! Mary Poppins, is so wonderful that it will never grow old . One of my Walt Disney's favorite movies. I agree with Tom, Awesome picture!