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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ana Stevenson The women’s suffrage subplot in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1964) has come to dominate the popular memory of the history of the turn-of- the- century women’s movement. This essay examines how the film’s imaginative portrayal of women’s suffrage, especially...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 144–153.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., pointing out that the phenomenal mid-sixties popularity of Andrews’s two most famous films, Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1964) and The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise, US, 1965), and their subsequent institutional- ization — via theatrical reissues, television broadcasts, and home...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... The British nanny figure and its mythology are best known to the US audience through popular culture in Disney’s Mary Poppins. The figure of the nanny, whose function is to transform through a combination of magic and discipline, can be found in P. L. Travers’s series of Mary Poppins books...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., or what one reviewer terms a “child’s disproportionate drawing come to lopsided life.”24 The fact that it bursts out of the book represents a perversion of pop- ­up technology, which Lisa Boggiss Boyce vividly describes as the “Mary Poppins effect, where something much larger than seems...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
... power. When the two figures, in defiance of gravity, fly out through the window into a utopic skyscape, we recognize witty nods not only to Mary Poppins and The Bollywood in Drag  •  37 Umbrellas of Cherbourg (dir. Jacques Demy, France, 1964) but also...