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Emma Thompson

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  • Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?

    Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?
    For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("...
  • Digital Stats Foretold Which New Movies Would Fall Flat

    2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Reel Critics: Between two worlds

    Reel Critics: Between two worlds
    A major studio making a movie about one of its own blockbuster hits sounds like a bad idea. The potential for self congratulation is obvious. But "Saving Mr. Banks" is a worthy Disney project that entertains on its own merits. Tom Hanks and Emma...
  • 'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office

    'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office
    The highly anticipated, hotly promoted "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" fell significantly short of its box-office expectations, failing to wrest the No. 1 spot from Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which pulled in $31.5 million....
  • Variety Creative Impact Award in Directing: John Lee Hancock

    John Lee Hancock was already a Disney veteran when he came onboard "Saving Mr. Banks," having helmed "The Rookie" for the studio a decade ago. But in telling the knotted tale of Walt Disney's struggle to adapt P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" books, the...
  • Valerie Lawson talks 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote' and P.L Travers

    Valerie Lawson talks 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote' and P.L Travers
    In the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” the children's author P.L. Travers finds herself in tense negotiations with Walt Disney over the 1964 film version of Travers' classic stories featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins. Played in what's...
  • With 'Mary Poppins,' there's more to know under the umbrella

    With 'Mary Poppins,' there's more to know under the umbrella
    The story of how Walt Disney coaxed P.L. Travers, the creator of "Mary Poppins" and a soul as tough as old boots, into letting him turn her flying nanny into the star of a Disney movie featuring cheery songs by the Sherman Brothers and starring Julie...
  • The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'

    The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'
    Philip Glass, who turned 76 the last day of January, held a large sway over opera and music during 2013. Walt Disney, who died 47 years ago this month, held his own sway over classical music and opera. One sway, moreover, led to and importantly...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' saves our Christmas spirit!

    "Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn. I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...