Saving Mr. Banks were a film dedicated to telling the untold story behind the movie adaptation of P.L. Travers Mary Poppins. It was a hard time for Disney’s founder and owner Walt Disney to convince the author to approve his idea to put Mary Poppins to motion picture. P.L. Travers is never an easy person to convince and her book is something she treasures very much plus she has a hard time liking the charisma of Walt. Walt is not a quitter and rather letting Mrs. Traverse out, he digs deep in finding the cause of the author's disapproval of his proposal.
This is what Saving Mr. Banks are all about; it was the success of Mr. Walt Disney to convince P.L. Travers to make her book a movie. The film goes far beyond the story of Walt and Travers, it also tells the secret story on what inspire travelers to write Marry Poppins. This was all told to Mr. Walt by Mrs. Travers as he decides to know more about the book and Mrs. Travers.
The story of Marry Poppins is widely known to us. It was happy, joyful and lovely. The story behind the book is not all like this; it has pain, sadness and family ordeals. The film tells the bright side of the successful classic as well as introducing the other side of the book.
The artists have all performed well. They are convincing, humorous and loveable as what Disney movies often present. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are veterans in this industry and they prove it in this movie and much more they are supported by other good actors like Paul Giamatti and Colin Farrell.
The production is not as fantastic like any other Disney movies. It was simple sceneries of the 60’s and the only magic you can see is the classic Disney advertisement with Walt himself. It rings because the film tells a real life story.
This film has its score as a biography movie and I gave it a high one. Saving Mr. Banks is something to come next after watching or remembering the classic film.
John Lee Hancock