Mary Poppins Comes Back, by P.L. Travers

“Mary Poppins Comes Back”, by P.L. Travers, originally published in 1935.

The teaser trailer for the new film based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers was released to coincide with this year’s Academy Awards. It shows Emily Blunt, in the role of “Mary Poppins”, arriving on the tail-end of a kite in the park, where “Michael and Jane Banks” wait anxiously. It also shows Mary Poppins admiring herself in a mirror, as she often does in the books. Mary Poppins Returns is only due for initial release in the U.S.A. on December 25, 2018. Until then, the trailer is enough to confirm for me that it is same-old-same-old in this version – with plenty of sugar-coating and not much of the menacing character that Travers created. Menacing? You must be joking, you say. Sorry, I’m not…just read on. (Continue reading…)

About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

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