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Saving Mr. Banks

6.7
15,038
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Original title
Saving Mr. Banks
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Sue Smith, Kelly Marcel
Music
Thomas Newman
Cinematography
John Schwartzman
Cast
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Producer
Walt Disney Pictures / Ruby Films / Essential Media, Entertainment
Genre
Drama | Film In Film. Literature. Based On A True Story. 1960s. Childhood
Official Site
http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks
Synopsis / Plot
A behind-the-scenes look at how the popular Disney film "Mary Poppins" came to be. When Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) buys the rights to her novel, "Mary Poppins," to make into a movie, author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) travels from London to Hollywood.

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Awards
2013: Academy Awards: Nominated Best Score
2013: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress (Thompson)
2013: BAFTA Awards: 4 nominations, including Best British Film
2013: Critics Choice: 4 nominations, including Best Film
2013: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 Films & Best Actress (Thompson)
2013: American Film Institute: Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2013: Satellite Awards: 6 nominations, including Best Film and Actress (Thompson)
2013: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2013: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
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