I saw part of “Marry Poppins” tonight while my daughter was watching it.
The highlight of it was the rooftop scene near the end of the movie, which presages a couple of other movie things:
- Wire-Fu: Forget “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and thrill to the amount of wire work on the pseudo-rooftops of this number.
- Parkour: Dick Van Dyke and his chimney sweeping friends are jumping, diving, and rolling over every obstacle in their way, a half century ahead of “Casino Royale.”
Watch for yourself:
And, yes, Van Dyke’s British accent is atrocious. Believe that when people say it. It’s absolutely true. Wow.