Mary Poppins (1964)

 Rated G(ood) for all ages.

It’s the one about Sharry Bobbins! The Next 132 Project gets into all of our complaints about this over-long and plot-flimsy Disney favourite. We just don’t have the same enthusiasm critics and crowds do. You can’t argue though that it’s a beloved musical with top-shelf songs and a lovely debut performance by Julie Andrews. Bev has thoughts about how this movie commits the sin of crossing class lines and she’s also got some wacky drug theories. Although maybe it’s not so wacky…this was the ’60s. So gear up for Mary Poppins Returns later this week spit spot by ordering some Sparkplug Coffee and listening to our gibby gab. If you want a discount from Sparkplug, enter “top100project” at check-out to save yourself 10% on the order.

For The Record: The sequence where they jump into the painting and lengthy weirdness ensues is necessary to introduce Supercalifragil etc, so we’re wrong to suggest nothing important happens during all that.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

National Film Registry in 2013

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

1964 in film

1964 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Andrews and Editing and Song and Music Score and Visual F/X

Links to: Mary Poppins Returns and the Shary Bobbins episode of The Simpsons and Saving Mr. Banks and The Wizard Of Oz and Singin’ In The Rain and My Fair Lady and The Love Bug and Bedknobs & Broomsticks

YouTube links: Mary arrives and there had to be animation in a Disney movie and Supercalifragilistic etc and Chim Chim Cheree and Feed The Birds and Mr. Banks faces the music and the kite arc is complete

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