'Saving Mr. Banks' Hidden Inspiration

If as a child you loved "Mary Poppins," a musical film produced by Walt Disney and released in 1964, you'll love "Saving Mr. Banks," in theaters December 20, which illustrates how "Mary Poppins" made it to the silver screen. At the Conversation Circle we find a writer's source of inspiration, in this case Author P. L. Travers' reflection on her difficult childhood, for storytelling extremely interesting.  Saving Mr. Banks demonstrates the machine-like collaborative nature of filmmaking, which can distort a writer's vision, but also highlights how that creative process can still have the power to make us see and feel hidden truths about ourselves, even if the final product is not what the writer intended.

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