Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

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  1. Figs Registered

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  2. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    I was wondering why Hanks has been walking around for the past few months with a perve 'stache.
     
  3. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    Mary Poppins is my favorite Disney movie. Really looking forward to this one.
     
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    While it's not my favorite Disney film, I watched it so many times that I lost track over the years. I really can't wait for a trailer to see Tom Hanks and Victoria Summer's performances.
     
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    You had me at Tom Hanks. Looks great. :up:
     
  6. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    There are so many great stories about the making of that movie, going from the behind-the-scenes features on the DVD:

    Glynnis Johns turned up for an interview with Walt Disney because when he asked to speak with her about Mary Poppins, she assumed he wanted her to play the title character. When she was clearly disappointed to learn he wanted her to play the mother, he tried to play up how good that part was by telling her that the Sherman Brothers had written a great song for her character. When she left his office, Walt Disney called the Sherman Brothers and told them he needed them to write a song for Mrs. Banks. :funny:

    When they filmed the tea party on the ceiling scene, where they had to keep telling jokes and laughing Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke, and Ed Wynn managed to crack each other up so much between takes that they couldn't stop laughing. The kids didn't get the jokes and couldn't figure out why they were all laughing. Matthew Garber, who played Michael, was afraid to get into the harness for when they had to float on the ceiling, so the crew paid him a dime after every take to keep him from trying to get out of it.

    There was also a day when Garber, who was only seven, refused to smile. It was the end of the day, and the kid just had no smiles left. Dick van Dyke tried to help by doing pratfalls and funny faces, but whatever he did, the kid just glared at him and refused to smile. They never did get that smile that day.

    Walt Disney's favorite song in the film was "Feed the Birds". He used to have the Sherman Brothers come to his office every Friday to play it on the piano in his office.

    P.L. Travers, who wrote the original Mary Poppins books and was very critical of how it would be made into a movie, was reportedly still telling Walt Disney things she wanted changed at the film's premiere.

    I also remember that Karen Dotrice, who played Jane Banks, actually burst into tears when talking about saying goodbye to Walt Disney after they finished the film. She loved him (Matthew Garber died in 1977, so sadly, he's not on the DVD features), talked about him like he was a favorite uncle.

    They could make a really amazing movie out of this.
     
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    It will be interesting to see an actor playing Walt Disney on film. Tom Hanks doing it sort of makes sense considering his association with Disney for years.
     
  8. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    Did they cast anyone to play Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the film?
     
  9. Figs Registered

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    Victoria Summer is playing Andrews.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2408572/

    Dick Can Dyke is being played by Kristopher Kyer. No picture on IMDB. Hasn't been in much.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1810286/

    I like these two the most. :woot:
     
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    Having less well-known actors playing the roles of these more famous actors is a good move; it helps the audience ignore who the real-life actors are, and just accept that they're watching Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke on screen.
     
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    Probably my third most anticipated film of 2013, along with Much Ado About Nothing and The Central Park Five. Anyone know when we could see a trailer?
     
  13. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    Probably not for a few months, if it's not coming out until December.
     
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    Plus I'm not sure I could buy anyone else in that "Uncle Walt" persona.

    I'd love to see a movie about Disney's earlier days. His early success with Oswald, losing Oswald, creating Mickey, establishing the studio, then deciding to risk it all on Snow White.
     
  15. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Hanks with that little moustache, he could definitely do it.
     
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    looks surprisingly good
     
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  18. Figs Registered

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    I think he looks the part and has Dykes smile down.
     
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    Trailer.

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    Well, looks like Tom Hanks wanted another Oscar after all
     
  21. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    And maybe Emma Thompson as well.
     
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    Saw this trailer yesterday, consider me intrigued by it :up:
     
  23. Octoberist point blank

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    it's rare to see Disney putting out a live action film that's not an action based tentpole anymore. So bravo!
     
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    Neat concept, I like the look of this, perfect film for Christmastime. :)
     
  25. Figs Registered

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    GRRRR.

    I create this thread to bring some awareness towards this film and they of course release the trailer when I'm at work. :cry:
     

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