Trailer Tuesday: Saving Mr. Banks

Next, and last, up in Trailer Tuesday (an event so rare the Mayans predicted it would never happen) is a film I've been looking forward to some a while. Saving Mr. Banks is the real story of the twenty year effort Walt Disney made to badger P.L. Travers for the rights to adapt her children's books about a nanny called Mary Poppins (don't tell me if he succeeded or not, I don't want to spoil the ending). In the film, Disney is played by Tom Hanks, and Travers is played by Emma Thompson. As awards-bait as that may sound, I'd watch those two tear apart a phonebook and use it to insulate a small den, or work room.

The film also stars just a pile of talent, like Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Rachel Griffiths and Ruth Wilson. That, and I'm a sucker for any movie whose basis is "film can be magical." Something about that ideal tugs at the mechanical vacuum where my heart should be. Instead of a automated system of valves, and a dedicated little gerbil that has to be replaced every two months.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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