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Never Ever Just MaryDon DaGradi: "Good morning, Pamela!"
P.L. Travers: "It's so discomforting to hear a perfect stranger to use my first name. Mrs. Travers, please"
Don DaGradi: "I do… do apologize, Mrs. Travers. I'm Don DaGradi, the scriptwriter."
P.L. Travers: "Co-scriptwriter. I shall certainly be having my say, Mr. DrGradi."
Don DaGradi: "Uh, wonderful, I welcome your input."
P.L. Travers: "If indeed we ever sign off on the script"
Don DaGradi: "Right um, this is the rest of your team. This is Dick and Bob Sherman, music and lyrics. Boy, this is the one and only P.L. Travers, the creator of our beloved Mary."
P.L. Travers: "Poppins"
Don DaGradi: "Who else?"
P.L. Travers: "Never ever just Mary… Pleasure to meet you. I fear we shan't be acquainted for very long."
Robert Sherman: "Why is that?"
P.L. Travers: "Because these books simply do not lend themselves to chirping and prancing, no, certainly not a musical. Now where is Mr. Disney? I'd certainly like to get this started and finished as briskly as humanly possible. Perhaps someone could point me in his direction. That'd be super. Thank you."
Things do not start out on a good note when before the negotiations over Mary Poppins begin, one studio executive has mildly offended P.L. Travers. Regardless, she's ready to get down to business and meet with Walt Disney.
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Responstible Is Not a WordP.L. Travers: "No, no, no, no, no! 'Responstible' is not a word!"
Richard Sherman: "We made it up."
P.L. Travers: "Well, un-make it up."
Richard Sherman: [quickly hides sheet music to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"]
Creating the music for Mary Poppins is quite the challenge when the songwriters are pushing for whimsical tunes with made up words and P.L. Travers, the writer of the story, is not having any of that whatsoever.
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It SmellsRalph: "Welcome, Mrs. P.L. Travers, to the City of Angels."
P.L. Travers: "It smells... of…"
P.L. Travers: "Chlorine, and sweat"
As the story begins, Ralph picks up P.L. Travers from the airport to begin her visit from England to Los Angeles to speak with Walt Disney about licensing her story, Mary Poppins, for a film. The smell is just one of several cultural shocks she faces along the way.
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Finish the StoryP.L. Travers: "You don't know what she means to me."
Walt Disney: "I won't disappoint you. I swear every time someone walks into a movie house they will rejoice. Don't you want to finish the story?"
Walt Disney gives P.L. Travers his word that he will respect how important this story is to her. Spoiler: He lives up to that word.
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I Promised Them, PamWalt Disney: "Twenty years ago, I made a promise to my daughters that I would make your Mary Poppins fly off the pages of your books. I promised them, Pam."
Explaining the premise of the film, this segment shows Walt Disney telling P.L. Travers his intention to purchase the rights to her book Mary Poppins to make a film. This seems like an easy task but it is easier said than done.
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