The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is practically perfect in every way.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Man, oh man do I love Mary Poppins. As a kid I wanted her as my babysitter, as a grown man I want her to be my wife! Good golly Ms Molly Julie Andrews was a stunner, wasn’t she? I mean, she’s still incredibly beautiful today, but Mary Poppins/Sound of Music era Julie Andrews may be close to what I think of as a perfect woman. Smart, sexy, wicked sense of humor, somewhat proper and a little naughty all wrapped up into one. Practically perfect in every way indeed.
Not to ignore you, Mr. Van Dyke. I’m sure there are some ladyfolk out there who feel the same way about goofy cockney accents and mad dance skills.
Today’s shot is of Andrews and Dick Van Dyke thumbing a ride, apparently, in between set ups of the classic Disney film. Thanks to Pat Barnett for this one.
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s pic sang to him.
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July 9, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST
July 9, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST
by The Shropshire Slasher
I will agree.
July 9, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST
...but it doesn't really matter, if truth be told, because his performance is brilliant, and works perfectly for the movie.
July 9, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST
Although, it will be set in the ghetto and retitled MC Poppins. The titular character will be a nanny, but a rapper. She'll also not fly through the sky not with her iconic umbrella, but with a pair of uzis that she fires downwards to provide a downward thrust to keep her up in the air. The alternative is a dumb toilet-humor comedy version co-starring Jack Black, retitled Mrs. Poopins. In 3D.
July 9, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
July 9, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . by the time I realized Van Dyke also played the mean ol' banker guy. Friggin' love this movie. Feed the birds . . . siiiggghhh . . .
July 9, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST
July 9, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST
Its call Nanny McPhee 1 & 2
July 9, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST
July 9, 2012, 10 p.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
apart from being a rather clunky automaton, it's not even a British robin, but an American robin (more like a red-breasted blackbird).
July 9, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST
I'd say you haven't seen any of the movies then ... This movie is a great one ... should be in everyones top 100
July 9, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST
And in the photo Julie Andrews is not wearing her Mary Poppins shoes. Mary Poppins never wore ankle straps. I guess, why wear uncomfortable, clunky shoes when your feet aren't in the frame. -- End of Line --
July 9, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST
-- End of Line --
July 9, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST
July 9, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST
the day I found out Matthew Garber (Michael Banks) died in 1977, well before my first viewing of Mary Poppins. Rest in peace man.
July 9, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST
For me, anyway. I can't really think of another example.
July 9, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST
She was so beautiful in Mary Poppins. Lawdy lawdy.
July 9, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST
What about The Wizard of Oz or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?
July 9, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST
I know how you feel. I felt the same way. I also felt the same way when I found out that Bobby Driscoll, the little boy from Song of the South, So Dear To My Heart, Treasure Island and the voice of Peter Pan, died from a heroin overdose in the late 60's. His body was found in an abandoned tenement and was placed in a pauper's grave until his daughter was able to track him down. So sad.
July 9, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST
July 9, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST
Funny, I was just talking about Mary Poppins today. This is a wonderful BTSPotD. Mary Poppins and Sound of Music are the one, two punch that knock me out everytime. Mary Poppins is my favorite musical since childhood and I watch it with my kids all the time. 'We better keep an eye on this one. She's tricky.'
July 10, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST
They're good examples, and in a way I was trying to provoke that with my musings... thinking to myself "I'm sure there must be some films I'm forgetting". That said, though... I don't know if they work for me personally. Wonka does have some great scenes (anything with Gene Wilder at center stage)... but I've never really been down with the bad-kids-go-to-hell message. It always struck me as a bilious send-up of children's movies, rather than an actual children's movie. Maybe I should rewatch that one as an adult. And Oz, god, what can I say about Oz. It's above my criticism. It's simply there, like the Pyramids or the Sound of Music.
July 10, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST
What was I saying. Oz, Pyramids, Sound of Music. I'm not saying any of them are bad things. I'm just saying that all three of these things fill me with a vague sense of unease. What's with the weird moralizing tone at the end of Oz? After seeing the Technicolor wonders of Oz, Dorothy decides that her deepest wish is to go home to her horribly boring Kansas farm and teach Sunday School to a bunch of inbred fuck-faces? I hated that ending as a kid. I hereby apologize for that last post. It was, of course, entirely offensive and unsuitable.
July 10, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST
Two classic hotties that modern women just can't seem to catch the same appeal. The only Modern Actress today I can think of that comes close to having just that classic beauty look is Audrey Tautou
July 10, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST
@lv_426 As soon as you said 'Ghetto Mary Poppins' I immediately thought they'd probably cast Queen Latifah as the lead...
After a quick google I was depressed to find this was actually an idea that was banded about some time ago.
July 10, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST
Rachael Leigh Cook is a hot looking piece
July 10, 2012, 1:41 a.m. CST
This picture is cropped. The original has the Sherman Brothers in it, who wrote pretty much every famous Disney song from that era. It's not quite the same without them.
July 10, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST
The Broadway musical is enough to indicate that it'll happen. Paging Ms. Hathaway...
July 10, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST
...but I can't. My embittered, cynical heart just has to love this slice of Disney joy. And yes, Julie Andrews is super-hot. She could nanny me any time, woof-woof!
July 10, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST
July 10, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST
Good lord, do the English/British lose their collective rags about that aspect of Mary Poppins. Forget 'don't mention the war', shit, don't mention Dick van Dyke's accent in Mary Poppins. It's not like there have been some horrible attempts at American accents by English actors. Olivier in 'The Betsy'? Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara? Oh yeah, Julie Andrews = beautiful.
July 10, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST
in my books at any rate. Van Dyke's accent is wrong, but we love him for it. <p> And Julie Andrews..... hubba hubba.
July 10, 2012, 5:10 a.m. CST
..because he's such a likeable chap. Plus the whole portrayal of London in that film is such a caricature that it doesn't matter. There have been many offences against the English accent over the years. For example, Reeves in Dracula and Costner in Prince of Thieves have no excuse for their appalling efforts. Off to the Tower with them!
July 10, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
I watched it a lot back then though, and have nothing but respect and warm memories of it.
July 10, 2012, 6:17 a.m. CST
I'm sure it was meant as a gag anyway.
July 10, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST
She claims it is the greatest movie ever made. And who can doubt her. Some serious magic went into this one. I am excited for when the eventual Blu Ray comes out because the image on the DVD seems muddied and gross. It is better than the VHS I grew up with....but still.
July 10, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST
by Peter David
Some people claim that Andrews received the Oscar because the Academy voters were pissed off that she didn't get to repeat her Broadway performance of "Eliza Doolittle" in the film of "My Fair Lady." That instead they went with Audrey Hepburn whose singing was then dubbed, and this was the Academy's way of showing support for Andrews and snubbing Hepburn (and symbolically flipping off the producers). But I think that the award was fully deserved on its own merits. That and I think Hepburn got an unfair rap because she was really pretty good. PAD
July 10, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST
by Brank Hud
I really don't know why I named myself after her slut's wool (which is actually an archaic term for dust bunnies, not skanky old pubic hair like you think). What's wrong with me? Anyway, I agree -- perfect woman.
July 10, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST
They were very nice indeed. See them in the movie "SOB". Blake Edwards was one lucky SOB for marrying her.
July 10, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST
Already done, sort of, in "Run Ronnie Run" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O--uGzo34N4
July 10, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST
Ms. Andrews uses "wanker" and "cunt" in every other sentence? Recently saw her on Ferguson, and she looks stunning at her age. She and Fonda have got some excellent genes, or excellent surgeons.
July 10, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST
Memories.......... Thank you for this one guys! Its like the Lovin Spoonful song "Do you believe in magic"
July 10, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST
The kid behind me ripped the loudest, smelliest fucking fart on record. Everyone was laughing.... I still hate that damn movie.
July 10, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST
Johnny Carson told Andrews during an appearance.... "thank you for showing us all that the hills were still very much alive...." God, I miss that man!
July 10, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST
F this and Shit on that...
July 10, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST
The new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen volume (spoilers below, if anyone worries about that stuff) . . .
Has to be read if only to see Mary Poppins slay the Harry Potter AntiChrist. Wild!
July 10, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST
I 'ate this bloody movie an' Julie bleedin' Andrews as well. I 'ate it so I do.
July 10, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST
by Brandon Dillard
Such a gorgeous woman. Such grace and class. She was my first crush, even before Carrie Fisher. And such a beautiful voice. Ah...were is that Poppins Blu-ray I bought for my granddaughter?
July 11, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST
by Balkin Flabgurter
them old disney movies!
July 11, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST
Julie Andrews is purrty.
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