Monday, December 30, 2013
"Saving Mr. Banks"
My family and I went to the movies. The 3 of them went to The Hobbit, and I went to Saving Mr. Banks. I think I saw the better movie!
It was so good, I had to take my husband a 2nd time to see it.
This time I brought my journal. Yep...wrote in the dark! Hard, but not impossible. The first time I saw it, I cried and was just way into the characters. I kept telling myself, "I'll remember that line." Of course, as soon as I got home, I had forgotten all that was said.
My husband just knows that I need my journal. There are just some things that one simply has to write down, and some of these lines in the movie are just epic.
Mary Poppins is just so English. Classic.
Helen Goff. The author. She wrote under the pen name PL Travers.
What an imagination she had. I read she was 96 when she died. She seemed to have quite a life. Made Walt Disney work for the rights to her story! I will say that she got into her characters. Her characters became her family. An author who writes well, does that. Makes their characters actually come alive. Seem real.
In the movie, PL Travers was real. I rooted for her and for "Ginte", the driver, the mother. They will stick with me for days. Weeks maybe. It was just a well done movie.
There is theme, and story question, and lies that she believes. Emotion and dark moment, disappointments and epiphany!
This movie is a must see!
Have you seen it? What did you think?