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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have an ungodly crush on Mary Poppins/Sound of Music-era Julie Andrews. Huge. And it’s a crush that has developed over years. As a kid she was an adult woman and I didn’t really see her in that light, but when I grew up… well, suddenly I get why that crazy animated turtle was so willing to float Ms. Poppins across the pond and why the bashful penguin waiter kept hitting on her. Mary Poppins was a cornerstone film of my youth. The film evoked all kinds of emotions from me… laughter at the crazy Uncle Albert floating on the ceiling, terror as that fucking horrible old beggar woman tried to abduct and, I’m sure of it, eat the poor Banks children, fantasy as the children go on all sorts of adventures through sidewalk paintings an on the rooftops of London. To this day it’s still one of my favorite movies and thanks to a reader calling herself “Regions Beyond” we now have a BTS look at the film involving a pissed off (or “cross” as they say over the pond) looking Julie Andrews and her animatronic bird friend. Here’s the pic! Click for the bigger version! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is slimey and gory! You’ll love it! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Stark Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)

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  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    They really don't mae films like Mary Poppins any more

    by DonLogan

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by DonLogan

    and shoulda said FIRST while i was at it shouldn't i?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    One of my fav films as well, Quint

    by Kremzeek

    And yeah, Mary Poppins suddenly got hot post-puberty, hehe.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    *My* post-puberty, not hers.

    by Kremzeek

    Just wanted to be clear on that.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    You guys need some Luis Bunuel BTS

    by Twiggystar

    The Master of surrealism needs to be honored here.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Julie Andrews should host SNL but

    by ltgalloway

    not until they get better writers.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Great movie, but her severe Victorian chastity was off-putting

    by Jollymorphic

    I mean, c'mon. Look at all that stuff Dick Van Dyke was doing for her. She could have loosened up a smidge.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    That scowl makes her look like a REAL nanny.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I read somewhere years ago

    by alan_poon

    that every song in Mary Poppins had some sort of drug reference in it, the most obvious being A Spoonful of Sugar.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    This era needs its own Mad Men style TV Show

    by A G

    based in this kind of industry.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    What the heck was Poppins? A witch? angel?

    by DrPain

    that was weird.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by The StarWolf

    Yeah, one of my favourites, too. Just the scene with Mr. Banks walking up to the imposing bank where he works, late that evening, knowing he's getting sacked but going anyway. Duty and all that. And the old lady feeding the birds. And the amazing mattes. . Jollymorphic - Read the novels. Compared to that, the film version of Poppins was a barrel of laughs.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    She was stunning back then.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    One of my top three of all time.

    by Nickytea

    The use of the torn kite to represent the broken state of the family and the selfless mending of it by the staunch banker-father's simple gesture of "tuppence" is one of the more layered and beautiful uses of visual metaphor I've ever seen. Not to mention, its arc is further developed at every turn by dramatically necessary uses of SONG make it one of the most succinct musicals written for the screen. Underappreciated masterpiece for sure.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Oh and, this needs to be on BLU RAY

    by Nickytea

    ... right now.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    She does look pretty pissed

    by THAT__SAID

    Something tells me that the camera crew's behavior was unasseptabull.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    little birdy It's Poppins not Poop-ins...

    by mr dark

    I always had the hots for Ms. Andrews also.. She looked very hot in Torn Curtian and The Americanization of Emily...but she really was every boys ideal of a nanny or babysitter after seeing Mary Poppins..that is boys that like hot nannys..

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Weird...I always got a "lesbian" vibe from Julie Andrews

    by tritium

    I mean, I know she is straight, but she always had a sort of "manly" affectation to her, IMHO.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Never caught Mary Poppins

    by HapaPapa72

    Til I had kids. Glad I finally did though. And those damn songs sure stick in yer head for awhile.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by johnnyangelheart

    I'd forgotten how beautiful she was.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Love this Flick

    by eric haislar

    Chim Chim Charu!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    I always remember that one movie where Andrews

    by RPLocke

    got nude. It was a very memorable moment in my young life.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    One of Walt Disney's greatest achievements

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    It had everything you expect from Disney: great songs, great animation, live action, and even audio-animatronics. Right up there with Snow White, Fantasia, Mickey Mouse, and Disneyland in terms of milestones.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Kudos to

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    the highly under-rated David Tomlinson. His performance in this makes me well up.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by secretcylon <p> I always wondered myself.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Her expression says...

    by alienindisguise

    I'm a classically trained actress dammitt..why should I be holding this fake fucking bird!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by secretcylon

    David Tomlinson makes this movie for me. He is brilliant. This movie makes me cry. His performance makes me cry. I LOVE this movie.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    "Did you say Mary Po--

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    "NO! I am an original character"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Like Ricky Rouse, or Monald Muck!"

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    So right, Quint!

    by Sonny_Williams

    I watched Mary Poppins within the last year for the 100th time or so and was still totally enchanted. First time was on the big screen, first run, and even though I was a little past the target age for this sort of film I still loved every moment of it. A film that truly deserves to be called "a timeless classic", and it will NEVER need a remake because it is virtually flawless in every detail. Just put out a Bluray deluxe edition ASAP, and if Disney was smart they'd be re-releasing it on the big screen. NOW, goddammit!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    "virtually flawless in every detail"?

    by THAT__SAID

    Surely you mean practically perfect in every way.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Thanos0145

    Even though the sound of it something quite atrocious!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    This movie marked the end of the innocent America

    by ricarleite2

    Just a few years away from the Summer of Love and Vietnan

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I dig the effort behind these shots, but...

    by malificus

    ..having some sound guys in a still frame shouldn't constitute a "behind the scenes" photo. Maybe these should only be posted when a cool one comes along and not necessarily one a day. Some of these shots are really cool moments of these films in production, some of them are just stiffs standing around waiting for someone to hit the clapboard. I applaud the effort, but hold out for the good ones, some of these shots are pure boredom.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I see that and all I think of is that Family Guy joke

    by tangcameo

    About the movie where she shows her boobs.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Here's what you really wanted to see...

    by AdamWarlock

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    ricarleite2 you are so right .....

    by mr dark

    I went from this film in 1964 to A Hard Days Night w/t the Beatles in the same year...I'll never forget the lines around the theater for a Hard Days was a pretty amazing time to be young.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Okay here they are

    by AdamWarlock

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    This and the last ESB shot were pretty dry

    by JT Kirk

    I have nothing else to say about it really, because these shots said nothing.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    blake edwards=lucky bastard

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    where the captain america set pics

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Evans has arms bigger then tree trunks, he may be the first actor to actually have an overdrawn and stylized superhero's body on film

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    useless trivia: the old man who was the president of the bank

    by KilliK

    and starts laughing after hearing the joke was Van Dyke as well.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I love these "Ruining the Magic" pics. Nice work.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by WerePlatypus

    mentioned the scene with Mr. Banks walking through London at night. My favorite scene as well.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Chim Chim Charu...Charyou Tree???

    by Manos

    Coincidence??? Maybe...maybe not.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Quint, You PERV!

    by Skyway Moaters

    "FAT BOTTOM GIRLS YOU MAKE THE ROCKIN' WORLD GO ROUND" <p> "How'd do Miz Mairy? Can I get you an' ice cream?"...

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by MapMan

    Although I guess technically she wasn't a Maid. Matron perhaps?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Can't stand Mary Poppins

    by Denty420

    but love Sound of Music, and Julie Andrews. Quint, you got any SOM BTS pics?

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Enna Thomson and the writers of Nanny Mcphee

    by Ingeld

    Owe a great deal to Julie Andrews and the original Mary Poppins by Travers

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    That's "Emma"

    by Ingeld

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    YAY!!! locke loves something!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by Skyway Moaters


  • Sept. 24, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    She probably looks pissed because...

    by FeralAngel

    ...that bird shocked her once during the filming of that scene. True story. See the wire leading from the bird to the back of her arm? That was the cable that powered the bird, and once, there was a short and the bird shocked her. Animatronics were in their infancy then, and electronic glitches were common at first (read some of the stories about the electronic "fits" the animatronic Mr.Lincoln went through every time the Monorail started up at Disneyland. That problem was solved, but there were many more to come. Anyway, Mary Poppins is a freaking awesome great masterpiece of a movie. Anyone who doesn't care for it lacks soul. It's witty, imaginative, poignant, magical...everything modern fantasy films pretty much aren't. Walt's masterpiece set the bar where no film since has managed to reach. It really is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    aint it wtf news how new cap america pics are everywhere but her

    by alice133

    have to wait a few days before posting i guess.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    check this out: SCARY POPPINS. A great Youtube 1 min bit

    by future help

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    using real clips from the movie...very scary.

    by future help


  • Sept. 24, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    This is a hard movie to hate

    by Tall_Boy66

    I actually don't love the movie, watched in TV a lot as a kid, but I'm not over-the-top bugfuck love it. But I like it. And I can't figure out a person in the world who would actually actively dislike it. It'd be like kicking a puppy.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Dick Van Dyke's Cockney Accent was...

    by MST3KPIMP

    the most accurate captured on film to this day!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    This is cool? WTF!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The Sound of Queefing

    by Dr Gregory House

    This HAS to exist somewhere.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    as a kid I HATED musicals

    by Argentino

    but always loved Mary Poppins. It's been a shared favorite in my family since I can remember. Great movie, great characters, great messages and classic songs.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    This made me happy. MARY POPPINS is one of my favs. I watched it as an adult, and nostalgia or what, it still hit all the right notes for me.<p>I am also a big fan of BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS.

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    i can deal with POPPINS

    by frank cotton

    but TSOM, no. may God have mercy on my soul

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway on SNL

    by thepoohguy

    Did a great skit about Mary Poppins and how she was sleeping with Bert and the Constable. It was hilarious!!!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Cherry Poppins

    by edwardpenishands

    My favorite porn star.

  • Sept. 25, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    As I've grown up up with Mary Poppins over the years....

    by Gabba-UK

    Don't worry Quint, your not the only one to get the horn over Poppins era Andrews. I'm convinced that Andrews played it very knowingly. She played it like she knew that as soon as the kids were tucked into bed, Mary was going back to those rooftops of London and getting spit roasted, DP'ed and sucking as much chimney sweep cock as she fit in! "Cor', what a sight!" Indeed.