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I Hate Mary Poppins  
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 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?



The Swedish version is pretty good, though.  



[Edited 2006-12-24 01:24:25]

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

So..no singing..

"No wonder that its mary that we loooove!" Big grin

so in this case.." a spoonful of suger helps the medicine go down..."

Sorry, I loved the movie, very good songs in it too.

Supercalifrag--nahh  Silly

Alex



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Chim Chim, Chim Chim, Chim Chim Charoo!

Lew  cheerful 


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

One of my favorite movies of all time. Wasn't Dick Van Dyke nominated for an Oscar for his role in that.

So he has a fake accent. Kevin Costner didn't even try to sound like he was from the Isles in "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves."  Big grin


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 3):
Kevin Costner didn't even try to sound like he was from the Isles in "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves."

IIRC, the Dick Van Dyke accent was so bad, he was told not to even attempt it when he landed a role in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."



BTW... I wonder what that number plate would sell for today. ££££££

Mark

[Edited 2006-12-24 01:44:03]

User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1133 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

I hate her too,she pulled me over when I was speeding on I-95

User currently onlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

You think that's a bad accent? Try Julia Roberts' Irish in "Michael Collins"...


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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5763 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3042 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  banghead 

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.

But I am so sick of THAT MOVIE!!!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3028 times:



 rotfl 

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Somebody didn't have a spoonful of sugar in their medicine...

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7323 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3014 times:
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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.

What a waste of bandwidith. ??

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[Edited 2006-12-24 05:02:48]

User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7342 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2949 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.

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
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FWIW: "Poppins" has made the transition from film to stage, first in London and now in New York.

http://disney.go.com/theatre/marypoppins/

Has anyone seen the stage version?

Edit: To keep this post on topic... Apparently P.L. Travers, author of the "Poppins" books, didn't care much for the movie either....  

[Edited 2006-12-24 13:54:46]

[Edited 2006-12-24 13:55:46]


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User currently offlineBezoar From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 807 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 7):
THAT BLOODY MOVIE EVERY SINGLE DAY

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."
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

This thread speaks such travesty. Poppins is one of the most brilliant Disney movies ever. Never need a reason, never need a rhyme, Mary Poppins, step in time.

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2885 times:
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Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
This thread speaks such travesty. Poppins is one of the most brilliant Disney movies ever. Never need a reason, never need a rhyme, Mary Poppins, step in time.

Without a doubt "Poppins" was Disney Studios crowning achievement. I think the only thing they've done in the meantime that even comes close is "Beauty and the Beast".

Says a lot that many of those complaining about the film here are doing so because they saw (or heard) too much of it.



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2842 times:

Can we cut and replace 'Mary Poppins' with 'Sound of Music' and repeat this thread?

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
Can we cut and replace 'Mary Poppins' with 'Sound of Music' and repeat this thread?

No.



User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
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"Fish, chips, cup of tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary F***** Poppins....London!"

Anybody know this movie? I love it!



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Dick Van Dyke's dire attempt at a cockney accent is the paradigm for terrible film accents over here. It's THE worst attempt at an English accent of some description. Ever.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 3):
Kevin Costner didn't even try to sound like he was from the Isles in "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves."

If memory serves, at the start of the film he also lands near Hadrian's Wall, then goes to Nottingham via London too - which is certainly an interesting route!

And not forgetting all those mid-nineteenth century set films about London that highlight a Tower Bridge not yet built, or Krakatoa East of Java (it's west). Ah, the movies....  Wink



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Regardless of your opinion on Mary Poppins, I am sure you would ALL LOVE 'Cherry Poppins'.  Wink

I like her MUCH better than Mary Poppins. Big grin

Not sure how they are related.



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
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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.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
It's Dick Van Dyke's horseshit fake Cockney accent! It's so bad that it's embarrassing.

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.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

It would appear you are not the only one!!

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User currently offlineMuddydwagon From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):
"Fish, chips, cup of tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary F***** Poppins....London!"

Anybody know this movie? I love it!

That would be Snatch, Great movie Big grin


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 21):
Nothing like a German Officer with a English accent

Don't get me started on Nazis speaking English. Do they expect us to believe they really spoke English? The right thing to do is have them speak German and add English subtitles.

Then there's blue-eyed, fair-haired Jesus Christs that speak English, but that's for another time.

Mark


25 Post contains images Falstaff : One thing that Hollywood has taught us is that all people speak English when they are alone and begin speaking their own language when they are aroun
26 Post contains images Tom in NO : To be honest.....Dick Van Dyke showed his talents much more while a staple of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show", while Julie Andrews showed us a great deal
27 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : *SLAP* That was the Dick Van Dyke Show, you putz. Mark  [Edited 2006-12-26 23:52:53]
28 Post contains images Tom in NO : Ouch, that hurt .....frain bade.....my bad..... Tom at MSY
29 Greasespot : Ok i will buck the trend...I love Mary Poppins and Chitty chitty bang bang..... I will now proceed to duck GS
30 Halls120 : As they did in Das Boot. Just watched it the other day - the new director's cut. What an outstanding movie.
31 Falstaff : I also have a VHS version that is dubbed in English.
32 AsstChiefMark : Now THIS is how an overdub should be done.
33 Post contains images Adopim88 : If you didn't say it I was going to. I used to love watching that show... but damn you! Now I have the theme song stuck in my head and the image if D
34 Dvk : No, the only actor nominated was Julie Andrews, who won Best Actress, then thanked Jack Warner, who refused her the Eliza Doolittle role she had made
35 Post contains images Tom in NO : Here I was trying to run a little smack at Julie Andrews (in reply 26), and I end up getting smacked twice myself.....I am depressed .....but I guess
36 AerospaceFan : Julie Andrews has aged well, I think. I've seen photos of her from a few years ago, and she looks great.
37 Braybuddy : Her accent was actually quite good: it wasn't the awful stage-Irish accent usually associated with Hollywood, with John Wayne ("The Quiet Man") and T
38 Falstaff : What language is that?
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