Listen: Director Rob Marshall Wanted ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to Send a Message of Hope

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Listen: Director Rob Marshall Wanted ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to Send a Message of Hope
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A film like “Mary Poppins Returns” is sure to connect this holiday season. Why? Because there are so few films this year that make you feel the way it does. And that’s not to say it’s simplistic pablum. No, it’s a meticulously crafted movie musical of the classic mold, brought to vibrant life by Broadway choreographer-turned-filmmaker Rob Marshall. The film received four Golden Globe nominations Thursday, including best picture, musical or comedy, so that’s perfect timing to dive into its making with the Oscar-nominated director.

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“This idea that there is a ray of light that can come and help you move
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