AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
For years, I've felt intense hatred toward the Mary Poppins movie, but I couldn't put my finger on why. So, while channel surfing, I came across it on ABC Family Channel. Then it hit me. It's Dick Van Dyke's horseshit fake Cockney accent! It's so bad that it's embarrassing.
How the hell could the director allow him to do something so f*cking awful?
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5621 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
MARY POPPINS!!!! MARY BLOODY POPPINS!!!!!!Don't talk to me about Mary POPPINS!!!
I have a son who is now 22. From the time he was 3 until he was 6 he watched THAT BLOODY MOVIE EVERY SINGLE DAY, at least once and sometimes over and over
He literally wore out three copies of the beata tape and one set of vcr heads doing it. On the other hand he sings pretty well and plays a musical instrument very well, so I suppose we cant complaine too much.
FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2743 times:
This is what you spend your time on? A grown man, criticising one of the all time best children's movies? I'm not a betting man, but I think it's safe to say, 99.9% of kids could care less about an accent when viewing the classic Disney film.
AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
As a kid I really loathed the film with a passion, and every Christmas for years it was played, and every year I would find something to do so I could avoid watching it. That feeling has stuck with me as an adult.
When the movie first came out my sister got the soundtrack on an LP. (That's a long playing record for the youngsters.) She put it on her little record player in her bedroom set so it would play the side over and over again.
I got tired of it, and then sick of it. It became an issue in the house. I'm sure there is a part of my brain that is seared with those songs.
I thought then that I'd never be able to laugh about it, but now I do get a chuckle.
"There are none so blind as those who will not see."
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Quoting Comorin (Reply 16): Can we cut and replace 'Mary Poppins' with 'Sound of Music' and repeat this thread?
I like the The Sound of Music much more than Mary Poppins'. Infact I can't stand Mary Poppins'. I like the Captain Von Trapp character in the sound of music. If it wasn't for the singing in the movie I would like it.
In the sound of music there is a bit of bad accent too. You have to have a dirty mind to pick it up, but it is there. After Maria goes back to the convent and is talking with the Reverend Mother about what she can not face in the world a bit of bad accent pops up. The reverend mother asks Maria "What is it you Cun't face? I always laugh when I hear that part. I was watching it with my parents the other night I pointed it out to them and they got a laugh too.
Maybe they could make a new version of Mary Poppins in put in some Nazis. They are the perfect bad guys. Imagine Mary Poppin's verse the Third Reich!
Quoting TransIsland (Reply 6): You think that's a bad accent? Try Julia Roberts' Irish in "Michael Collins"...
That is a bad one!
How about James Mason in The Desert Fox or Cross of Iron. Nothing like a German Officer with a English accent.