History Headscratchers / MaryPoppins

10th Feb '17 1:59:44 PM HBarnill
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* At the end of the movie, why did the banker's dad suddenly start floating when he laughed?

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* At the end of the movie, why did the banker's dad suddenly start floating when he laughed?laughed?
** Seriously? In a movie with magical nannies and dancing chimney sweepers, that's supposed to be even a question?
14th Jan '17 8:13:34 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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### That an actual perfect person like Mary is, among their other virtues, too modest to admit that they're perfect.
7th Dec '16 9:51:01 PM Purrdence
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** PL Travers (the author) insisted it was set in the Edwardian Era. (pages 254 & 255 in my copy of PL Traver's biography <i>Mary Poppins, She Wrote</i>

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** PL Travers (the author) insisted it was set in the Edwardian Era. (pages 254 & 255 in my copy of PL Traver's biography <i>Mary 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote</i>Wrote')
7th Dec '16 9:49:41 PM Purrdence
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** PL Travers (the author) insisted it was set in the Edwardian Era. (pages 254 & 255 in my copy of PL Traver's biography <i>Mary Poppins, She Wrote</i>
12th Sep '16 9:43:36 PM Nicoaln
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** From how the song goes, it seems that he was planning to keep the children there all day to watch him work and learn about what actually goes on in the bank.

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** From how the song goes, it seems that he was planning to keep the children there all day to watch him work and learn about what actually goes on in the bank.bank.
* At the end of the movie, why did the banker's dad suddenly start floating when he laughed?
25th Aug '16 3:38:26 AM NateTheGreat
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*** It's not his usual one-way commute walk, he has to go both ways and make sure someone's around to take care of the children. Throw in a glass of water or a bathroom break and it may well take him an hour just to be safe.
25th Dec '15 4:24:47 PM nombretomado
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** I think they were probably too attached to the Edwardian setting to ruin it for the sake of having location shooting. Also, filming entirely on sound stages was much more common back then before the changing sensibilities (and better technology) of the NewHollywood era.

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** I think they were probably too attached to the Edwardian setting to ruin it for the sake of having location shooting. Also, filming entirely on sound stages was much more common back then before the changing sensibilities (and better technology) of the NewHollywood UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era.
24th Nov '15 5:09:32 AM fearlessnikki
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** The books are actually set in the 1930s but Walt Disney had a particular fondness for TheGayNineties and the turn of the century. That's why I assume the film was set in the Edwardian Era. It was viewed as a much more innocent and nostalgic time. The sinking of the Titanic and then World War I were viewed as a collective end to that innocence.



** Mary's goal is to get the children and father to see eye to eye and understand each other. By getting the children to accompany their father to the bank, they would see his world and understand why he doesn't always have time for them. And for George, it allows him to actually spend time with his children. Note that George is actually excited about showing the children the bank, so perhaps Mary suggested it for that reason - as an outing to the park might mean that George only goes out of obligation and doesn't actually spend time with the children. Essentially she's both forcing them together and subtly encouraging George to take an actual interest in how his children are raised (until now he'd been happy to get Winifred to hire nannies to keep the children from bothering him).



** It won't take him an hour to take them back home - he walks to work at the bank every day. In any case, he doesn't seem to have planned this whole outing thing very well.

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** It won't take him an hour to take them back home - he walks to work at the bank every day. In any case, he doesn't seem to have planned this whole outing thing very well.well.
** From how the song goes, it seems that he was planning to keep the children there all day to watch him work and learn about what actually goes on in the bank.
26th Oct '15 12:31:25 PM Bense
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* Was George really planning on keeping the children with him at the bank ''all day''? This is his job, somehow I doubt the bosses would take kindly to him saying "Thank you for indulging my children; could you spare me for an hour so I can take them home again?" As a junior partner, does he have a personal secretary to foist the children onto for a day? Or did George's day off happen to coincide with Mary Poppins' so he really ''wasn't'' expected to work that day?

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* Was George really planning on keeping the children with him at the bank ''all day''? This is his job, somehow I doubt the bosses would take kindly to him saying "Thank you for indulging my children; could you spare me for an hour so I can take them home again?" As a junior partner, does he have a personal secretary to foist the children onto for a day? Or did George's day off happen to coincide with Mary Poppins' so he really ''wasn't'' expected to work that day?day?
** It won't take him an hour to take them back home - he walks to work at the bank every day. In any case, he doesn't seem to have planned this whole outing thing very well.
23rd Oct '15 9:39:53 PM Karxrida
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* The scene at the bank, where Michael's father and the board of directors are trying to persuade him to put his tuppence in their bank. Even in 1910, that much money can't have had much buying power, so why would these men go to that much effort to get his business? It would be one thing if there were already an account in Michael's name (which I could even believe, what with George Banks' job and characterization to that point; he'd be the type to think of that), but the implication is that there isn't. Yeah, I can see George Banks wanting his son to start learning about money management, follow in his footsteps, that kind of thing, [[ButThisIsRidiculous but isn't this a bit much?]]

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* The scene at the bank, where Michael's father and the board of directors are trying to persuade him to put his tuppence in their bank. Even in 1910, that much money can't have had much buying power, so why would these men go to that much effort to get his business? It would be one thing if there were already an account in Michael's name (which I could even believe, what with George Banks' job and characterization to that point; he'd be the type to think of that), but the implication is that there isn't. Yeah, I can see George Banks wanting his son to start learning about money management, follow in his footsteps, that kind of thing, [[ButThisIsRidiculous but isn't this a bit much?]]much?
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