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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 pm 
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The Disney awards website posted the entire score you can listen to for free. Unfortunately it's no longer possible to download the mp3 files playing in the page. (I was a able to download the Incredibles 2 score while it lasted some 10 days ago).

https://www.waltdisneystudiosawards.com ... urns/score

If anyone knows of any workaround to download the music files, it would be very much appreciated.


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^Thanks for letting us know, geniuswalt! I don't know how to download the files, but if I find a way to do it, I'll let you know.

Featurette about Meryl Streep's character:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqjAaNry7NA

London Premiere video:
https://www.facebook.com/DisneyUK/video ... =3&theater

New TV spot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buXhZZ6OOgU

And more videos:
Rob Marshall, Ben Whishaw, and Emily Mortimer Talk Mary Poppins Returns
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 3945636864
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrSsyDHnmrY/
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 9706399744
https://twitter.com/DisneyNL/status/1072879800522543104
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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:28 pm 
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The review embargo has been lifted. The reviews are good, but not as great as it seemed they would be from the early reactions and all the awards. One of the main criticisms seems to be that it's too similar to the original movie.

This is the general consensus that I've been hearing as well that while the movie is good, it isn't nearly as grand as it's been made out to be. Interestingly enough, the most negative reviews are complaining about the recent glut of Disney remakes. I can't help but wonder if the public will start to lose interest in remakes after The Lion King.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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I still think the metascore and the tomatometer will go up a bit. There are many reviews to add during the next two weeks.

New clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_sV7hm179Q

Oh, and I'm so happy for Emily. I've been waiting for this moment for 12 years. It really feels like she could be nominated for an Oscar after being ignored so many times.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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Yeah, and even the reviews that didn't necessarily care for the movie did say that Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins was easily the best part of the entire film. But seeing the critics reviews that did highly enjoy/love the movie does put a smile on my face. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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New promos:
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 7715713024
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An1Pbdp644o
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 6101590016
https://twitter.com/disneyfilmindia/sta ... 0443086849

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman talk with Richard Sherman about the music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAstYd0ngM

And confirmation that the movie doesn't have any end credits scenes:
https://www.bustle.com/p/mary-poppins-r ... e-15515946


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:04 am 
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UmbrellaFish wrote:
tsom, thank you so much for answering my question, my friend! I am so glad you liked it.

Second question: during Turning Turtle— there is a line “Perhaps if you all lend a hand” which sounds a bit like Angela Lansbury to me, but it could be Meryl and I don’t recognize it because of the character voice. But it really sounds like Lansbury to me. Am I right?

Third question: any mention of George and Winifred Banks? Are we to assume they are dead, or is actually mentioned in the film? As I grown older, David Tomlinson’s Mr. Banks has really warmed to my heart. If they are dead, it’s very sad to me that the Banks has such limited time left with their children at the end of the original— 20 some years of less, I think? But I suppose that would almost strengthen the message of both films. I really appreciate that they’ve named the (youngest?) boy Georgie. Adorable.

And I totally hear The Sound of Music nods, too. When the overture begins, I see images of Salzburg in my head. That has to be deliberate, I think. As was the movie poster, which is very 60’s musical-style. Even some of the musical numbers like “The Cover is Not the Book,” are a little less “Poppins” and a little more “Oliver!,” another great sixties musical. All very fitting choices, I think, which illustrate how much care they’ve put into this production. I’m so very excited to see this film.

I think it will do gang busters at the box office, but I hope they let the franchise rest a bit. Give us another 10-25 years (at least) before revisiting Mary, with different actors in the lead roles again. Please, please, please Disney keep her special.


No problem, my friend!! :-)

To answer your second question: No, Angela was not in the Turning Turtle scene. She's only in the finale. Her character is mentioned early in the film, but we don't see her until Nowhere to Go But Up.

To answer your third question: George Banks is mentioned several times. Winifred is hardly mentioned unfortunately. She's only mentioned when Jane and Michael say something like "Mother and Father did so and so." Hope that makes sense. Bert is mentioned once though! ;)

Besides the opening number coming before the overture and the overture itself, the other Sound of Music reference is After the main titles, a subtitle appears that states, "Cherry Tree Lane, London, in the days of The Great Slump." This is similar to the subtitle in Sound of Music that stated "Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties." I also feel like the main titles sequence reminded me of the ones for Gigi, Oliver!, and Hello Dolly!. Those movies had paintings and drawings shown during their main titles, and that's exactly what occurs in Mary Poppins Returns.

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Glad to hear you really liked it tsom. It's too bad that Wilkins motivation is basic greed and that we need an obvious villain in a Mary Poppins sequel where I don't think it needs one. Yet personally, I can see why Wilkins needs to exist so that the story doesn't repeat the first film's plot and to have higher stakes; I only hope that it ultimately works in context of the movie.


I'm actually surprised that Colin Firth didn't get a villain number like Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, especially since he was a decent singer in Mamma Mia!.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:22 am 
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geniuswalt wrote:
The Disney awards website posted the entire score you can listen to for free. Unfortunately it's no longer possible to download the mp3 files playing in the page. (I was a able to download the Incredibles 2 score while it lasted some 10 days ago).

https://www.waltdisneystudiosawards.com ... urns/score

If anyone knows of any workaround to download the music files, it would be very much appreciated.

Someone has uploaded the extended score to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... q5gNP8TUTp


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:46 pm 
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geniuswalt wrote:
The Disney awards website posted the entire score you can listen to for free. Unfortunately it's no longer possible to download the mp3 files playing in the page. (I was a able to download the Incredibles 2 score while it lasted some 10 days ago).

https://www.waltdisneystudiosawards.com ... urns/score

If anyone knows of any workaround to download the music files, it would be very much appreciated.

I posted that Youtube playlist as a solution to download the extended score from the Disney Awards website, given that there are lots of online programs to download videos from Youtube, but now I've noticed that track 22 is blocked because of copyright infringement. I've also found an extension for Firefox that allows you to download the MP3 files directly from the Disney website. If you have Firefox, do the following:

1. Google "Firefox add-ons".
2. Click on the first result and type "video download helper" in the search bar. The icon has three circles.
3. Download the extension, then open the Disney Awards website. The icon for the extension will be in the top right corner of the browser.

It doesn't detect the files until you play them. One disadvantage it has is that (at least on that site) when you download the files, they all have the same name. So, I would download them one by one and rename each file after it has been downloaded. I've been able to download the score that way myself. I hope it works for you too.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:48 pm 
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Julie Andrews has seen Mary Poppins Returns.

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Andrews, who won an Academy Award for her Mary Poppins performance, opted not to be in the sequel, but is said to have been very supportive of its production. “She has seen the film and wrote the most beautiful email about it,” Blunt revealed. “It was so moving.”


https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture ... s-1.803398

I have come to the conclusion that while casting Julie in Aquaman was definitely a deliberately shady move on behalf of WB, Julie probably only took the role because they (likely) offered her a ridiculous amount of money for very little work.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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UmbrellaFish wrote:
I have come to the conclusion that while casting Julie in Aquaman was definitely a deliberately shady move on behalf of WB, Julie probably only took the role because they (likely) offered her a ridiculous amount of money for very little work.

Now that, I believe! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:19 pm 
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New TV spots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVstf0owM70
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP_bxAjB-JA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFmbLB_NISY
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 8287132672
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 2537588736
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 8593848320

Other promos:
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 0476635136
https://twitter.com/Disney_DMR/status/1 ... 9217720323
https://twitter.com/TwitterMovies/statu ... 8530077696
https://twitter.com/Linmirandacom/statu ... 3835548675
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 0080444417
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 9367883779
https://twitter.com/onscreen_mag/status ... 9949046785

Interviews:
The Cast of Mary Poppins Returns on What the Movie Means to Them
We asked Emily Mortimer what she would take from the set of Mary Poppins Returns
PEOPLETV Special: Dick Van Dyke Returns To Mary Poppins
PEOPLETV Special: Broadway Superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda Is A Perfect Fit For Poppins
PEOPLETV Special: Emily Blunt Only Choice For 'Mary Poppins Returns'
"Mary Poppins Returns": Emily Blunt on playing the iconic character
SBIFF Cinema Society - "Mary Poppins Returns" Q&A (Complete)

Articles:
Rob Marshall Talks Mary Poppins Return and Why The Time Is Right To Revisit Our Favorite British Nanny
Marc Platt On The Intensely Creative Experience Of Mary Poppins Returns
Emily Blunt Talks About Mary Poppins Returns and Past Memories of Tequila Dust
Screenwriter David Magee on Cracking the Screenplay for Mary Poppins Returns “Why Would She Return?”
How John Myhre and Sandy Powell Collaborated to Bring Color and Fantasy to Mary Poppins Returns
INTERVIEW: David Magee Talks the Adventures of Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns: An Evening with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Singing Camels & Talking Ceramics: Inside Mary Poppins Returns‘ Sound Design

And a Commemorative Edition of People magazine about the film has been released:
https://twitter.com/PEOPLE_Comms/status ... 5427975173


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 pm 
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The Academy announced shortlists in several categories today. The two songs from the film submitted by Disney made the cut, and the film is still in contention for original score and visual effects.

New promos:
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 7052040192
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 1831282688
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akq9LT9hI2s
https://twitter.com/DisneyChannel/statu ... 5132675072
https://twitter.com/disneyfilmindia/sta ... 3935398912

New York screening interviews and Q&A.

And more articles:
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings singing, dancing, secret action skills to 'Mary Poppins Returns'
Lin-Manuel Miranda On Rapping In ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Watching His Son’s Reaction On Set
‘Mary Poppins Returns': Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Rob Marshall on Why They Made the Sequel
Rob Marshall Interview: Mary Poppins Returns
‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman On Writing The Songs and Working With Emily Blunt
Costume Designer Sandy Powell’s Magic Touch on Mary Poppins Returns
Emily Blunt Would Return for Mary Poppins Returns Sequel
Dick Van Dyke wasn't completely sold on Mary Poppins Returns at first


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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New clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjQ797MqHFw

Featurette about the costumes in this article:
https://www.eonline.com/news/997447/how ... -new-twist

More videos:
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda on Working Together in Mary Poppins Returns
https://twitter.com/HSN/status/1074899632268947457
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 7210627073
https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios/statu ... 5627623425
https://twitter.com/Linmirandacom/statu ... 5497106432
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uml7XGzAw9k
https://twitter.com/Disney_UK/status/10 ... 0406285312

New articles:
'Mary Poppins Returns' Producer on Casting Meryl Streep, the On-Set Moment That Made Rob Marshall Cry
Lin-Manuel Miranda Hopes ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ DVD Will Include Song Cut From the Movie
How Mary Poppins Returns Gave the Nanny a Practically Perfect Makeover
The Trickiest Part About Making Mary Poppins Returns, According To Rob Marshall

Coloring pages and activity sheets:
http://thehealthymouse.com/mary-poppins ... ing-pages/


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:19 am 
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Just got out of seeing Mary Poppins Returns and I have these quick things to say:

1. The numbers are wonderfully staged, filmed and sung plus hearing Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's great songs in stereo surround sound was so lush and full.

2. The story and plot are refreshingly the type of sequel that continues the story and not be a total rehash of the first film. Plus with Wilkins it adds more stakes to the plot and Colin Firth is deliciously greedy which is quite a relief to see, plus him as the animated wolf adds to it with a nightmarish carriage chase which was one of the highlights of the film.

3. This is Rob Marshall's best film since Chicago, maybe his best thus far.

4. Everyone from Emily Blunt to Lin Manuel Miranda did a fantastic job with special props to Emily as being an absolutely perfect Mary Poppins.

5. And yes Karen Dotrice, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury's cameos were pure delight!

6. Go see this movie as many times as you can!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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I saw the movie opening day. It is very good and very well made. It is respectful of the original’s legacy and it doesn’t diminish from it. Emily Blunt is very good in the role... she makes a few different choices than Julie did but is still recognizably Mary Poppins. She’s much more vain and she’s funnier with a drier sense of humor. She is curiously meeker, sitting through a tongue thrashing from her former charge which she never would have entertained 50 years ago. Sometimes you can see the gears turning in this Mary’s Head, too, as though she is forming her schemes as she goes along which is a new development. Walt’s Mary seemed to be perpetually 10 steps ahead of everyone else, all the time. This change makes her seem more human and a little less omnipotent. But Emily Blunt must be applauded for making the role her own, and standing up to the challenge. Her Mary was a delight, and as a fan of this character, I could rest easy early on because clearly my beloved nanny remained in good hands. Lin-Manuel Miranda gives a good performance, as does Meryl Streep in this film’s Uncle Albert role. I can very much believe Karen Dotrice grew up to be Emily Mortimer. The music is good but after listening to the soundtrack quite a bit and watching the movie, I am unconvinced that it quite measures up to the Sherman Brothers’ original— but that would be a very tall task, indeed.

They did an admirable job crafting a sequel to Disney’s magnum opus. It’s a good movie, if undeniably derivative. Mary Poppins Returns really feels like what a very good Mary Poppins movie should turn out like in the 2010’s, as despite its undeniable joy and quality production numbers, this movie has all the same dramatic defects of Disney remakes and soft remakes like Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (unnecessary action scenes, overexplaining things that are really quite simple, retelling the same story in the guise of a sequel). To my mind, something special, unique and impossible to recreate happened in the 60’s. This film can never quite escape the shadow of the original, but it never really tries to, either.

I liked the film, and the finale almost made me well up. I will see it again in theatres, and certainly buy it on BD. This movie was always going to be a mixed carpet bag for me, I do appreciate the care and attention lavished on the film, and I’m very thankful to Rob Marshall and his team for that dedication.


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Going to see it tomorrow night. Very excited. I have not listened to the soundtrack yet, because I really don't want any spoilers.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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D82 wrote:
geniuswalt wrote:
The Disney awards website posted the entire score you can listen to for free. Unfortunately it's no longer possible to download the mp3 files playing in the page. (I was a able to download the Incredibles 2 score while it lasted some 10 days ago).

https://www.waltdisneystudiosawards.com ... urns/score

If anyone knows of any workaround to download the music files, it would be very much appreciated.

I posted that Youtube playlist as a solution to download the extended score from the Disney Awards website, given that there are lots of online programs to download videos from Youtube, but now I've noticed that track 22 is blocked because of copyright infringement. I've also found an extension for Firefox that allows you to download the MP3 files directly from the Disney website. If you have Firefox, do the following:

1. Google "Firefox add-ons".
2. Click on the first result and type "video download helper" in the search bar. The icon has three circles.
3. Download the extension, then open the Disney Awards website. The icon for the extension will be in the top right corner of the browser.

It doesn't detect the files until you play them. One disadvantage it has is that (at least on that site) when you download the files, they all have the same name. So, I would download them one by one and rename each file after it has been downloaded. I've been able to download the score that way myself. I hope it works for you too.


Thank you so much. I'm going to do that. By the way, I'm using Chrome and the same extension is available for this web browser.
UPDATE:using Chrome, the file would not download and I would get a failed download error message but with Firefox I was able to do that just as you described. Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Can I marry a movie?

This was just perfect. Ughhhh WE NEED MORE FILMS LIKE THIS.

Some numbers almost made me clap out loud in the middle of the cinema. I love it.

I just smiled from one end to the other and cried a lot during the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:02 pm 
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geniuswalt wrote:
Thank you so much. I'm going to do that. By the way, I'm using Chrome and the same extension is available for this web browser.
UPDATE:using Chrome, the file would not download and I would get a failed download error message but with Firefox I was able to do that just as you described. Thanks again.

No problem. I'm glad it worked for you. :) And thanks again for alerting us of the complete score. And for asking, because if you hadn't asked, I wouldn't have thought there was a way of downloading the files and I wouldn't have been able to download that score and the other ones on that website myself either.


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