Starring Emma Thompson as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Saving Mr. Banks is the story of the author’s deep personal love for her characters, and her fight to keep them from being too “Disney-fied” in Hollywood. It is showing in San Jose theaters right now. Fittingly, the movie also features tea many times; Travers is shown drinking many pots and cups of tea, and makes several pithy comments about tea, including: “it is an abomination to drink tea from a paper cup”, and “tea is balm for the soul.” She also weighs in on the “milk in first/milk in last” question: she takes her milk in first. For more information, click here.
We all know the end of the story – since most of us have seen the finished product, animation and all – but most don’t know the struggle it took to make the movie, and the personal investment of the author herself. I found it a very interesting and moving story, and I would recommend it to my friends, especially if they can enjoy a cup of tea and a treat from the tea party pantry with it!
Copyright 2014, Elizabeth Urbach.
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