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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.
A very moving story of the struggle between Walt Disney and the author of Mary Poppins (Mrs P L Travers) to bring the story to the big screen. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are excellent in their roles as are all supporting cast. The moving back and forward in time is very effective in revealing the basis of the conflict. And there is a powerful “speech” by Walt Disney about the power of story telling in society. It’s an excellent, very satisfying story that is engaging and well-paced – maybe just a touch too long. Don’t miss this one!
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