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Post 21

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh No need. It's just that I'm not alone in disliking that film. Over the holidays, they showed it in the UK. Twitter was full of snark and screenshots....


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Post 22

paulh. The world is a circus, and we all are clowns

Dmitri, I'm not blind to the film's faults*. On the other hand, I didn't come to it with preconceptions based on the original books by P.L. Travers. I haven't read them, but would like to. I was (and still am) such a fan of Julie Andrews that I couldn't even imagine people seriously disliking anything she was in. This is probably one of my blind spots, and I will proudly wave it like a banner.

But I don't intentionally stoop to unkindness. If I had known you disliked it that much, I would not have given that link.

Well, I will sometimes tease people. It's always affectionate teasing, and usually I figure that people can handle it.




*At least a third of the songs were second-rate. Julie and Dixck breathed enough life into many songs that they seemed okay, and people have gotten used to them. The children's songs were too treacly even for 1964. The new sequel, however, may not get repeat attention. The sequel has about as many second-rate songs as the original. Meryl Streep and her song should have been cut form the movie altogether. The "Royal Doulton Music Hall" song will appeal to British audiences much more than to American audiences. Suspension of deisbelief is one thing, but having a bank president in his office until midnight, even during the depression? Who on earth came up with that stinker? Ben Whishaw is a fabulously talented actor, but he seems to have come from a different universe than his screen father. Em,ily Blunt did the job, and looked the part, and sang and danced amdirably, but she just wasn't Mary Poppins. I'm sorry, but I don't buy her as the title character.

I love about half of the songs, though, and there are almost no modern musicals about which I can say that. smiley - cross The world is going to smiley - bleep in a handbasket.


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Post 23

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh No offence taken, though this thread is increasingly becoming almost, but not entirely, unlike its subject line....unless we count cheesy musicals....


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Post 24

paulh. The world is a circus, and we all are clowns

After P L Travers sw the 1964 version, she wrote " “As chalk is to cheese, so is the film to the book. Tears ran down my cheeks because it was all so distorted. I was so shocked I felt that I would never write – let alone smile – again!”

So, we're talking about lactose-free chalk here! smiley - biggrin


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Post 25

Dmitri Gheorgheni

And cheese. smiley - rofl


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Post 26

paulh. The world is a circus, and we all are clowns


I enjoyed Disney's "Pinocchio." I also enjoyed Collodi's original "Pinocchio," released in an English translation in the late 1930s.
If you live in Cambridge, Mass., you have Pinocchio's Pizza deliver a small cheese pizza.


I've read "Game of Thrones" but haven't seen the TV adaptation. My favorite line is "The cheese will be served when I want it served, and I want it served now."

I read "Gone with the wind." I also saw the movie version. Both were excellent. At the Atlanta Bazaar, Maybelle Meriwether is wearing a dress that prompts Scarlett to declare that her skin "looks as green as an old cheese"

So much for comaring books with movie adaptations. smiley - winkeye


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Post 27

paulh. The world is a circus, and we all are clowns

It's time for me to eat crow (preferably with extra cheese). Just about every film critic on the planet thinks that Emily Blunt is the best thing about "Mary Poppins returns." I withdraw my opinion that she was miscast. I will learn to adapt.

I'm reminded of a story about George Bernard Shaw, who was receiving accolades in the wake of his latest Play. Suddenly someone stood up and excoriated the play.

Shaw said, "I totally agree with you, but what are you and I against so many?"


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