Saving Mr Banks
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29th November 2013
John Lee Hancock
Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Tom Hanks, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson
BAFTA-Nominated film - Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in the funny and heart-warming true story behind Disney's 'Mary Poppins'.
Movie titan Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) promises his children that he will make a film version of their favourite book. But he overlooks one crucial factor - the wishes of the author! The book is 'Mary Poppins' and its author is prim Englishwoman P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson). Walt whisks to her to Los Angeles for a full charm offensive aimed at securing the movie rights. But the prickly Travers pronounces herself singularly unimpressed by his "silly cartoons" and accuses him of misunderstanding her very personal novel. He quickly realises that if he's ever to get his film made, he will have to learn a great deal more about the author's background. From John Lee Hancock, writer and director of the Oscar-winning 'The Blind Side', this is the little-known true story of the making of a timeless classic.
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