Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mary Poppins

(photo credit to Disney)

Eva has really gotten into Mary Poppins.  This is the movie she always picks when she wants to watch a movie lately.  She loves it and has started trying to sing some of the songs.
I have always loved Mary Poppins but now I know it very well and have discovered, again, how witty and funny it is.
Here are some quotes:

(this one is my favorite)
Mrs. Banks: [singing] We're clearly soldiers in pettycoats, and dauntless crusaders for women to vote! Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid.

(photo credit to Disney)
I love Mrs. Banks and all her lines in the movie.  She balances feminism and being a wife and mother hilariously.  She is ever sweet and patient with her husband when he can be a bit of an ass.  There are a couple scenes where she is constantly complimenting him of everything he does.

"Splendid, George! Inspirational. The Times will be so pleased."
"Oh, George, you're always so forceful."
"How clever of you! I would have muddled the whole thing."
"Oh, George, you didn't jump into the river. How sensible of you!" 

(It's not as funny reading it as hearing it obviously.)

Mrs. Banks: I'm sorry, dear, but when I chose Katie Nana, I thought she would be firm with the children. She looked so solemn and cross. 
George Banks: My dear, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint. 

George Banks: Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts. 

George Banks: I suggest you have this piano repaired. When I sit down to an instrument, I like to have it in tune.
Mrs. Banks: But, George, you don't play.
George Banks: Madam, that is entirely beside the point! 

Mrs. Banks: But you're always saying that you wanted a cheerful and pleasant household. 
Mr. Banks: Winifred, I should like to make a slight differentiation between the word cheerful and just plain giddy irresponsibility. 

Mary Poppins: Practically perfect people never permit sentiment to muddle their thinking. 


Shayla said...

Mary Poppins is a favorite at our house. We ALL love it!
Eva has great taste in movies. :)

sweetheber said...

My favorite--Mary Poppins: "That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken."

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