Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
The way Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks is shaping up, we might as well pencil it in now for the 2014 Oscar race. Based on true events, Kelly Marcel‘s 2011 Black List script centers around company founder’s Walt Disney‘s 14-year effort to convince Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to turn over the rights to her book. Since the early days, the project’s sought big names, with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep said to be among the top choices to play the leads and The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock boarding the picture in late February. Now casting has begun in earnest, with Hanks in talks to play Walt Disney and Emma Thompson negotiating for the role of Travers.
So to recap: Bittersweet real-life drama, check. Best Picture-nominated director, check. Oscar-kissed stars, working on a double check. Yep, Saving Mr. Banks wants badly to be an awards contender, all right. More details after the jump.
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Here’s the latest video from film/audio remix artist Pogo. Bloom combines a good number of Disney video and audio sources (Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and more) as well as some chords from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Watch it after the break. Read More »
Volkswagen has been a strong supporter of independent film through their sponsorship of film festivals and indie cinemas. The car company has produced a series of fun “See Film Differently” videos which feature film fanatics sharing their vastly different interpretations of classic movies.
Toy Story is a Meditation on the Trials of Puberty and Sexuality
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Star Wars is a Remake of The Wizard of Oz
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Die Hard is About One Man’s Fight Against the Fashion Industry
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Questioning the Responsibility of Lord of the Rings
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Ghostbusters is a Warning about the Obesity Crisis in America
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Mary Poppins is the Exorcist with Songs
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